We are thrilled you have chosen to find out a little bit more about us. Of course, the best way to truly get a feel for the school is to visit and experience the place for yourself. But until then, let me tell you a bit more about us:
St. Peter's is a "good" school (Ofsted 2012) with "outstanding" elements (SIAMS report 2014). We are very proud of both of these judgements and all our team work hard to maintain very high standards to ensure the best education for all of our children.
Our motto here at St Peter's is: "Love, Challenge, Inspire!" as we believe that a loving and safe school where we are all challenged to achieve our best through inspiring teaching and learning, will enable us to unlock everyone's potential. We have therefore worked hard to develop our own exciting and engaging topic based curriculum in order to teach the new National Curriculum in a way that is relevant and purposeful for our children yet also maintaining our high standards in academic success to ensure our children achieve their potential.
We have an incredible school site here at St Peter's. As well as 11 large and spacious classrooms we have some fantastic features which provide our children with opportunities many schools can only dream of!
We have a community room with a fully fitted kitchen providing space for both children and families to learn new skills. Our Acorn Room is also being developed into a Sensory room this year, to provide a space for children to be calm and learn in a quiet environment.
Outside, we are incredibly lucky. As well as the ball court, lottery funded 'Castle & Woodland Walk' play area and Volcano climbing frame, we also have a huge field, a large woodland area, an outdoor classroom and our school garden which includes allotment patches for every class. These incredible resources are used by the whole school throughout the year, providing our children with life skills and an understanding of the world around them.
Finally, we also have a large full size stage complete with professional sound and lighting. This enables our child to perform up on stage every year, as well as learn about stage design, lighting desks and allow them to build their confidence in front of an audience.
Here at St Peter's we want to find time for our children to develop their own interests and skills. That's why we created 'Creative Courses!' Every term we offer our pupils a selection of up to 10 courses for them to pick between. They then take part in the course over a series of weeks before they graduate and share what they have learnt with others. The courses have recently included wood work, drama, sculpting, cookery, forest schools adventures, multi-skills sports and coding but evolve to provide children with an ever changing list of possibilities. We also offer a wide number of clubs after school and take part in competitions and large events (such as Young Voices) throughout the year.
We are proud to be a church school here at St Peter's. Our Christian values form the bedrock of our ethos in school, where we teach our children how to be outstanding members of society. We teach our children to love, forgive and respect one another and embed this within our day to day management of behaviour. Class Dojo, our behaviour management system, also ensures that parents are kept fully informed about their child(rens) achievements, successes and behaviour. We endeavour to nurture thoughtful, resilient and caring pupils who will go on to make a great contribution to our future society.
I hope that I have given you a little taste of life here at St Peter's. Enjoy exploring the website to discover more about the fantastic things our children have experienced and achieved recently, thanks to our incredibly hard working and dedicated team of teachers and support staff.
As I said at the start though, the best way to discover St Peter's is to visit!
Call us on 01257 262625 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to show you round our wonderful school or answer any of your questions.
Until then, enjoy looking around the website.
Mr B Holmes