The Head's Welcome
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful school and our new website.
We believe in putting the individual student first and foremost in everything we do. In a friendly and warm environment, we want to stretch and challenge all our students to be the best that they can be. Our staff, specialists in their respective fields, are passionate about their students’ learning and seek to bring out their individual strengths and skills.
SWPS students are confident, but not arrogant; they seek excellence but not perfection, and they embrace everything they do with integrity. We aim to make our students ready to seize every opportunity with gusto and to receive new adventures with open arms and open minds.
Covering 13 acres of land, we are so fortunate to possess superb facilities in Sport, including a new Boat House at Laleham Reach, and Sixth Form Centre as well as state-of-the-art provision in Drama and Music. As such, the students engage passionately with the wider life of the school.
I hope that this website will give you a glimpse of life at Sir William Perkins’s School. Of course, no website can do it justice so please do come and see for yourself – we will be very glad to see you.
Mr Chris C Muller
Mr Chris Muller BA (Hons) has been the Head at Sir William Perkins's School since September 2014 and was Deputy Head for five years before that.
He was educated at Dartford Grammar School for Boys before going to University College, London where he read Classics. Deciding to enter teaching, he taught Classics at St Dunstan's College as well as being Deputy Head of Sixth Form before moving on to Kingston Grammar School where he became Head of Classics in 2000, and then Head of Sixth Form in 2003.
From there he joined us here at SWPS as Deputy Head and a member of the Classics department in 2009 before being appointed Head.
Mr Muller therefore has diverse experience of both single sex and co-educational schools, and acting in both Pastoral and Academic capacities.
He is an avid reader, is passionate about politics, current affairs and Doctor Who, and enjoys skiing with his family during the holidays.
Deputy Head Girls:
Gillian Ahm, Thea David, Salena Ali
The Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls are appointed by the student body of the Lower Sixth, and have a high profile with diverse responsibilities.
These include duties such as meeting with the Head, Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form to discuss issues pertaining to the student body, chairing the School Council Meetings, presenting and assisting at events, and leading the Senior Sixth in their leadership of the School, representing their views and those of younger students.
All students will be encouraged to get involved in the running of the School by taking on roles within the form and by representing their peers at School Council meetings, which are chaired by the Head Girl's Team.
There are many opportunities to contribute to the life and development of the School, take on leadership roles and train as mentors to support younger students.
The School is regulated by the Department of Education whose contact details can be found on the DfE website: www.education.gov.uk and we are noted on the Edubase register available at: www.edubase.gov.uk. We are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate - click here for our most recent Inspection Report.