Sir William Perkins’s School

Sir William Perkins’s School is an independent day school for girls aged 11-18 situated on 13 acres of greenbelt land in Chertsey, Surrey.

We challenge each student to explore their potential through academic aspiration and active participation. And we teach our students to expect great things of themselves, because we know they are capable of great things.

Our vision 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!

Our school aims are to give students the confidence to enjoy learning, the resilience to learn from mistakes and to cultivate good habits of work. We 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. To be independent, responsible and unselfish member of the community.

Academic success is our priority but education should be about far more than just top grades. We believe in educating the whole person and equipping our students to have the confidence to make their mark on the world. We encourage them to get involved in the many co-curricular activities on offer, to take every opportunity to develop their interests and creativity, their interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, to be forward-thinking and to reach into the wider community.

The School has a Christian foundation and our ethos of integrity underpins the way it operates. However, we value the fact that the SWPS community is diverse and students of all faiths, or none, and their families are warmly welcomed.

We would be delighted to welcome you to Sir William Perkin’s School so you can discover our facilities and resources and experience its ethos. Please book onto one of our open morning events or email our Admissions Manager, [email protected].


  • Head Debbie Picton
  • Debbie Picton
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Christian Foundation, diverse, multi-faith community
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships are offered in recognition of achievement and potential, and which may be worth up to 50% reduction in tuition fees for academic awards, and up to 25% for other awards. SWPS offers five forms of scholarship:

Art & Design
Sport (Sixth Form Only)

Academic scholarships are awarded at the Governors’ discretion. Awards are held throughout the student’s school careers, but may be reviewed at any time in the light of their performance in the school, and can be temporarily or permanently removed if necessary. Scholars will be expected to apply themselves fully, making a positive contribution to school life.

Candidates for Art & Design, Drama, Music and Sixth Form Sport scholarships are subject to the standard academic requirements for gaining a place in the school.

Perkins Foundation Bursaries are means-tested and may be worth up to 100% of tuition fees. The Governors of Sir William Perkins’s School are committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents/ guardians means-tested financial assistance with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate, or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.

Bursary awards are subject to an annual review and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on any changes to parental circumstances. Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories: Perkins Foundation Bursaries, for Year 7 and Sixth Form applicants upon entry to the School.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships


Sir William Perkins's School Virtual Tour 2020
Sir William Perkins's School - Sixth Form 2020

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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