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‘Unlocking potential, enriching lives 

Be – curious, inspirational, inclusive, kind and our best.’

Creation of the

Perins MAT

Having been a standalone Academy since 2011, Perins School converted in September 2017 to become part of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with Sun Hill Junior School (SHJS) – The Perins MAT.

This has been very exciting for both schools. It makes sense for all stakeholders and enables us to work together to build on the strengths of both schools within the community and to collaborate on offering the best possible teaching and learning opportunities to staff and pupils at both schools – ‘Better together!’ 

We feel strongly that joining forces in a MAT has brought significant benefits for all of us at both schools – staff, students, parents, Trustees and local representatives – and indeed for our wider community. We have developed close links between Perins and SHJS, ensuring a seamless transition for our pupils from junior to secondary school. There are opportunities for staff at both schools to gain cross-stage experience and share resources, knowledge and expertise. We are working to ensure consistency of policy and planning across the key stages. Most importantly, we are working together as a community to offer all our pupils from the age of 7 through to 16 the best possible teaching and learning opportunities with a shared ethos and vision – ‘unlocking potential, enriching lives'

What is an Academy?

An Academy is a school run as a charitable Trust (which is registered as a company) rather than by the local authority.  It is funded directly by government through the Education Funding Agency.  The Trust has taken on some risks and responsibilities that were formally managed by Hampshire County Council (such as financial, technical, personnel and legal), as well as buildings and assets. The Trust has some freedoms and flexibilities over the way it organises and manages teaching and learning, but the schools still fall under the Ofsted inspection regime.

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