Sir William Perkins's School

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This school has 3 parent reviews

Guildford Road
KT16 9BN
01932 574900
11 - 19
Girls only
Other independent school
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Independent inspection report
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
GCSE results at grade 9-7

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
A level average point score
Average A level result
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
From £5,305
Day Fees Per Term

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School Description

Our Vision is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring and happy community so that girls leave having been given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential, taking with them sound values, a breadth of skills and knowledge, and ready to take on the world! We believe in educating the whole person and equipping our girls to make their mark on the world.

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Sir William Perkins's School Reviews

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“Proud to be a SWPS”
We have been so pleased with how our daughter has settled in to life at SWPS.  Coming from a small prep school (and being rather shy and a bit of a worrier) we were concerned that secondary school would be overwhelming.  We gave SWPS the heads up and the staff have been incredible - very supportive, kind and gave her the extra support she needed.  My daughter has also said all the girls are so nice too and ‘the older girls aren’t scary at all and they help you when you get lost’!  We have been so impressed with how interesting the teachers make their subjects and the co-curricular clubs are brilliant and cater for all interests. We couldn’t be happier with our choice of school and even in this first term our daughter is already very proud to be a Perkonian!
“Could not be happier with our choice of school – Happy Y7 Mother”
Our daughter started at SWPS just over a month ago, and we couldn’t be happier with the school. It offers academic challenge with a refreshingly down-to-earth approach, and the co-curricular offering is wide and varied. Teaching is excellent and my daughter bounces to the school coach every day, excited to take part in all that the school offers. Underpinning all this is the excellent pastoral care: the staff are incredibly supportive and kind, enabling the girls to settle in quickly and enjoy the excitement of starting a new school.
“Wonderful balance of academics and co-curricular activities”
I have two daughters with two very different personalities at SWPS. SWPS has such a wonderful balance of academics with co-curricular activities such as drama, music and sport and fantastic pastoral care that both girls are absolutely thriving there.  I will have no hesitation to send my third daughter there. The school is full of life, laughter and encouragement where girls can be themselves and are supported at all times in their journey through their school life.
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News & events from Sir William Perkins's School

Last update: 22 September 2020

We are unable to welcome visitors at this time, however we are currently offering a series of Virtual Open Days 

Open Mornings at William Perkins School - Autumn Term 2020


Thursday 24 September 2020 - Book now >>

Friday 9 October 2020 - Book now >>

Wednesday 25 November 2020


Meet the Head
Individual meetings with the Head plus a tour can be arranged by appointment.


Taster Days
Find out more about our Taster Days here.

Year 11 Into Sixth Form Evening

We are running a series of Sixth Form Open Events in October 2020 for families who are interested in joining Sir William Perkins's School for A Level study.

These events provide an opportunity to meet our Head of Sixth Form, find out more about UCAS preparation and hear about our extensive co-curricular opportunities. 

If you are not currently a student at SWPS please email us to book a place: [email protected]

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Academic achievement at SWPS is consistently high; and excellent results at GCSE and A Level reflect the hard work and effort our students put into their studies in pursuit of their future goals and ambitions. 


GCSE 2020:

  • 33% of grades 9
  • 58% of grades 9-8
  • 15% of students gained 9+ straight grade 9s
  • 52% of students gained all grades 9-7

A Levels 2020:

  • 100% Pass
  • 86% of grades A*-B
  • 64% of grades A*-A
  • 42% of students gained all A*-A grades
  • 68% of students gained 3 A*-B grades


Results and Curriculum >>



* Inspire excellence in academic standar * Give the student the confidence to enjoy learning, the resilience to learn from mistakes and to cultivate good habits of work * Help each student: - develop fully as an individual with integrity - refine creative and practical skills - gain the qualifications they need to embark on, and succeed in, their chosen career - think independently - be a confident, responsible and unselfish member of the community.
More about SWPS >>

Our Vision here at Sir William Perkins's School is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring, innovative and happy community so that each pupil leaves having been given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential, taking with them sound values, a breadth of skills and knowledge, and ready to take on the world!

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Meet the Head: Chris Muller

Chris Muller was appointed Headmaster of Sir William Perkins’s School in September 2014. He has previously been Head of Classics and Head of Sixth Form at Kingston Grammar School, and has also worked at the Royal Grammar School Guildford and St Dunstan's College. 

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

My love of classics and a desire to pass that on to others.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

Of creating the right balance between academic success and personal fulfilment among our students.

What does a successful school look like to you?

Ethos and atmosphere are everything – a relaxed but not sloppy environment, where expectations are high and students and staff possess a love of learning.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Confidence and integrity.

And why? Confidence in themselves and in their achievements will be a crucial element to their future happiness and success whilst their integrity will ensure that they will always know to do the right regardless of the situation.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Excellence underpinned with gentle humour.

Sir William Perkins's School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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