Perseid School


We are thrilled to share with our families, friends and local community that our efforts in blazing a trail for holistic learning and striving to deliver our pupils the highest quality provision have been recognised by many national initiatives. Please click the links below to find out more about our rewarded efforts.

Careers Leaders Programme

We were pleased to have completed the Teach First Careers Leader Programme in September 2022.

The programme is designed to provide middle and senior leaders with the careers expertise to deliver good career guidance for success beyond school. 

Thrive School of Excellence

The Thrive Approach is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing.

We are thrilled to share that in March 2022, Perseid School was awarded the Thrive School of Excellence award, the highest level of achievement in Thrive’s Ambassador schools scheme.

Massive congratulations to the Thrive team on their outstanding achievement, and a big shout-out to everyone here at Perseid supporting the pupils’ emotional and social wellbeing daily. 

Rights Respecting School

On behalf of our whole school community, we are thrilled to share that Perseid School has been awarded Gold by UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School programme.

The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.  A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Find out more information here.

The National Autistic Society

Following a two-day inspection process in September 2019, Perseid School has achieved its second National Autistic Society Accreditation and is recognised as committed to understanding Autism and achieving the standards for meeting Autistic learners’ needs. 

We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our work in teaching and supporting pupils with Autism; the report highlighted that as a school, we understand the importance of parent partnerships, which was supported by the responses from the parental questionnaire: 93.7% of parents stated that they were ‘Happy’ or ‘Very Happy’ with the provision their child receives.

Perseid School is committed to the well-being of the children and young people across the school.

Strengths identified by the inspection team:

Staff Training – the continued professional development of all staff ensures that all of our teaching and support staff have the necessary skills and training to support pupils with autism.

Communication – the consistent use of PECs and other communication support that provides children and young people with a voice, is considered a strength.

Behaviour Focus Group – a strategy developed to ensure students with complex behavioural difficulties are supported to acquire prerequisite skills to learning.

Visual Supports – creative, individualised and well produced visual supports supplement the curriculum across the school to structure sessions and enable access to learning.

As a school, we continue to strive toward developing our provision for pupils with Autism and this accreditation supports us in moving forward.

 Observations demonstrated very strong use of TEACCH principles, very evident use of structure and individualised visual supports to signpost transition and change.

Merton School Sport Partnership and Sports Mark

We are proud to be a member of the Merton School Sport Partnership.

The MSSP aims to ensure that school sport and PE provision is well coordinated, delivered in abundance and of a high standard to the students within the London borough of Merton.

The partnership provides Perseid School with the support and services that enables us to deliver the very best sporting opportunities for our pupils.

Perseid is delighted to hold the Sports Mark ‘Gold’ Award since 2017, and in recent years achieved Platinum in recognition for our commitment to physical education and sports.

Governor Mark

We would like to share news with our families, friends, staff and local community that our Governing Board have again been successful in achieving the Governor Quality Mark. The Governor Quality Mark is a national award that evaluates the impact of the work the Governing Body do, on the outcomes for children. The award requires the Governing Board to submit case study examples outlining the difference they have made to pupil outcomes. 
Our Governors look forward to continuing to improve the outcomes for our children, teaching them to lead healthy lives and delivering exciting and stimulating methods of learning, to instil a passion that stays with them throughout their lives. 

Ruth Miskin Training Accolade

As you know, we utilise the highly successful ‘Red Write Inc.’ phonics programme to teach pupils to read, write and spell.  The Ruth Miskin Training Accreditation recognises that our staff deliver the  programme with fidelity and passion, understanding what it takes to make reading and writing a rewarding experience for pupils. 


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