STIRLING EDUCATION

Perrott Hill School Wins BSA Belonging and Inclusion Award 2024

Perrott Hill School, nestled in the picturesque countryside of Somerset, has been honored with the prestigious BSA Belonging and Inclusion Award for 2024. This accolade underscores the school’s unwavering commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, particularly through its engagement with the international community.

Perrott Hill School has made significant strides in broadening its horizons and extending its reach to students from around the globe. This commitment is reflected in their recent initiatives to engage with the international community, demonstrating the school’s dedication to cultural exchange and diversity.

One of the most notable endeavors is the expansion of their immersion programme to include schools in Beijing. In January, Perrott Hill welcomed a group of 15 pupils, aged between 9 and 13, to spend the academic year at their beautiful Somerset campus. This initiative not only enriches the educational experience of the visiting students but also provides Perrott Hill’s pupils with invaluable opportunities to learn from their peers from different cultural backgrounds.

The immersion programme, a cornerstone of Perrott Hill’s international engagement strategy, is designed to provide a holistic educational experience. The Beijing pupils are integrated into the school’s curriculum, participating in both academic and extracurricular activities. This immersive approach ensures that the visiting students receive a well-rounded education while also sharing their unique perspectives and traditions with their new classmates.

This year-long stay is more than just an academic exchange; it is a cultural journey that fosters mutual understanding and respect. The presence of international students on campus enriches the learning environment, promoting a spirit of global citizenship among all students.

Perrott Hill School’s leadership is enthusiastic about the success of the current programme and is already planning to extend and repeat this initiative in the years to come. The positive impact on both the visiting and host students has been profound, and the school is committed to building on this foundation to further enhance their inclusive and welcoming community.

The BSA Belonging and Inclusion Award 2024 is a recognition of Perrott Hill School’s visionary approach to education, one that transcends geographical boundaries and celebrates diversity. By welcoming pupils from Beijing and other international communities, Perrott Hill not only broadens the educational landscape for its students but also fosters a more inclusive, understanding, and interconnected world.

Headmaster Alex McCullough remarked, “Winning the BSA Belonging and Inclusion Award is a testament to our school’s dedication to inclusivity and cultural diversity. We are incredibly proud of our students and staff for embracing this initiative and look forward to continuing to welcome students from around the world to Perrott Hill.”

As the school continues to expand its international engagement efforts, the future looks bright for Perrott Hill School and its commitment to nurturing global citizens. This award is not just a reflection of past achievements but also a beacon guiding the school towards even greater accomplishments in the realm of belonging and inclusion.