Welcome

A very warm welcome to Humphrey Perkins School. The successes of our pupils and the school as a whole are the result of a relentless focus on high standards of academic and personal achievement, positive attitudes towards learning and exemplary behaviour. We make sure the learning environment is well-ordered so that all pupils can feel safe and enjoy learning. Our pupils are the best ambassadors for the school - they are positive, lively and courteous and interact well with one another and with staff both in and out of the classroom.

The Humphrey Perkins School was founded in 1717 as a 'Free Grammar School' in the will of the Barrow-on-Soar born Revd. Humphrey Perkins, rector of Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, who left money for the School to be built in Barrow-on-Soar. The Humphrey Perkins Grammar School was built on an orchard near the centre of the village and opened in 1735.  In 1902 the School moved to larger premises on Cotes Road with the school's first non-clergyman Headmaster, Mr Fernsby and 33 pupils. Of these pupils 32 were boys with just one girl, Nora May Wall. In 1927 the then Headmaster Mr Keeble introduced a school uniform of blazer, badge and ties. Examples of this uniform are still kept by myself along with a School rugby shirt.

I hope you will find much to interest you on this site but, for a real insight into the day-to-day life of the school, I strongly recommend you pay us a visit. We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our Open Days but you are also welcome to visit us at any other time that is convenient to you. Please contact us for a time to look around the school and have all your questions answered.

Miss Jill Walton

Headteacher