William Perkin CofE High School
Ealing, United Kingdom
About William Perkin CofE High School
William Perkin CofE High School opened in September 2013 as a new, co-educational free school for children aged 11-18 in Greenford, Middlesex. It is one of two schools within the Twyford Church of England Academies Trust and has two specialisms – science and languages.
Currently much smaller than most secondary schools, William Perkin CofE High School is growing rapidly and when it reaches full capacity will have 1,330 pupils, including sixth form students.
The school plans to open its sixth form in September 2018.
Values and vision
As a Church of England school, William Perkin is built on strong Christian principles. These values are shared with all its students, whatever their faith or background, and centre on the belief that that all people have God-given gifts to use wisely and for the good of others. Students are encouraged to recognise that that while everyone does bad things sometimes, it is not acceptable to believe that anyone has to stay in a “bad place”.
The school aims to be an intelligently engaged community, developing individuals’ abilities to find their valued place in the community. It looks to its pupils to be wise stewards of both the environment and their personal talents.
William Perkin is committed to being a community school and aims to form strong and on-going relationships with local community groups.
“The academic achievement of students is exceptionally high. The high level of challenge drives the most-able students to excel. Disadvantaged students exceed expectations.”