Beyond SWPS

At SWPS we aim to prepare all of our students to leave as well-rounded individuals, willing and ready to leave their mark on the world in their own way.

In Sixth Form this includes Careers guidance and university application support for all sorts of different courses, subjects, universities or professions.

Students never truly leave the SWPS Community and are invited to join The Perkonian Network with other SWPS alumnae to keep in touch with their friends and the school.





The Careers programme for Sixth Formers is designed to prepare students for life after SWPS and contains university guidance, specialised application support (such as MDV, Law, International Universities etc.) and employment or training advice for those students not planning on attending university or college.

More detailed information about careers education and guidance is available on the Careers page.


The Perkonian Network (Alumnae)

A black & white photo of students at Sir William Perkins's School in 1914


When you join SWPS, you become a Perkonian for life. The Perkonian Network is how we enable former pupils and staff to keep in touch with each other once they have left school.

We actively encourage our alumnae to stay connected and regularly organise events to bring you together to celebrate your shared experience of education as well as to exchange life and career stories and advice.

Membership is automatic upon leaving school and with our new online community is has never been easier to remain in touch.

We produce regular newsletters and send out invitations to Perkonian events both on and off-site.

The Perkonian Network 

Higher Education

In the spring term, Year 12 attend a 'Higher Education' evening, which includes information about applying to Universities, Student Finance and advice about specific courses.

We also hold a Universities Fair; in February which over 60 universities come to offer advice and suggestions regarding Higher Education!

Leaver Destinations

front view of Sir William Perkins's School

When students leave SWPS, they go on equipped with the best skills to take on the world. Many students go on to study diverse subjects at a broad range of universities, including overseas. See below for their destinations over the years.

Class of 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018


Where our most recent Perkonians are continuing their studies:

University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
Brunel University London
Cardiff University
University of the Arts London: Central St. Martins
University of Exeter
Durham University
University of East Anglia
University of Glasgow
University of Hertfordshire
University of Kent
King's College London
Lancaster University
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
Loughborough University
The University of Manchester
Newcastle University
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
Royal Holloway University of London
University of Salford, Manchester
The University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of St Andrews
University of York
Students at SWPS rowing