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.

SSAT’s Leading Edge Schools Awards

We were thrilled to attain SSAT’s Leading Edge Schools awards at transformational practice level in the following areas: Leadership through Moral Purpose, Well-being and Professional Learning.

These awards demonstrate that Perseid School has met the highest standards of SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education, and that our work in these areas is amongst the most effective practice nationally.

We have also renewed our membership with the SSAT for 2022/23. Belonging to the SSAT’s membership programmes and benefits provide insight into school practice and educational policy and research. This knowledge supports the professional development of school leaders and teachers at all levels and leads to improved outcomes for all young people.

Skills Builder Award 

On behalf of our whole school community, we are thrilled to share that Perseid School has been awarded the Skills Builder Silver Award for demonstrating our commitment to building pupils' essential skills to support them to succeed as they prepare for their best next step into adulthood. 

Here is a link to our school case study:

Silver Kite Mark

The Kitemark, a nationally recognised award, rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competitions. Well done to each and every child that has represented Perseid School this year throughout the sporting calendar, your achievements have played a big part in us gaining the Silver Award.

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 visit from two National Autistic Society Consultants, in March 2023, we were please to maintain our Autism Accreditation Award in recognition of the good autism practice provided for our autistic learners. 

We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our work in teaching and supporting pupils with Autism.

Strengths identified by the inspection team:

Staff have a working knowledge of evidence-informed approaches associated with good autism practice.

They can adapt these specialist approaches so that support is personal-centred and tailored to individual abilities, interests, preferences and challenges.

Adaptions are made to the environment to support pupil well-being and self-reliance.

Each autistic pupil develops skills and confidence in communicating with others and engaging in a range of rewarding social activities.
Each autistic pupil develops skills and confidence in carrying out tasks independently and in being empowered to make their own choices leading to them having greater control and self-autonomy in their lives.
Each autistic pupil enjoys an increasing range of sensory experiences whilst developing regulation strategies to help them avoid sensory overload.
Support enables autistic pupils to take part in activities which are purposeful and engaging and which promotes their emotional well-being and social inclusion.
Proactive and preventative strategies are employed to help each autistic pupil avoid anxiety or distress and to help them understand and regulate their emotions.

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

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

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.

In 2022/23, we proudly achieved Platinum Merton Schools Partnership Award, recognising our excellent provision and five years of
consistently holding the Gold Award.

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

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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