Life at St Peter’s

“The outstanding achievement and progress (of pupils) are underpinned by the implementation and consistent delivery across all ages and stages of the St Peter’s School Baccalaureate® which is a bespoke skills-based curriculum where pupils are empowered as individuals to be involved in and plan the course of their own learning.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2020

Life at St Peter’s

Achievement

Being the best you can be – whether that is in sailing, reciting a poem or achieving gold in the Junior Maths Challenge. We prepare our students to thrive in the society in which we live, through the promotion of key learning skills: curiosity, finding and presenting. We believe it is through nurturing and encouraging these skills that our students will realise their full potential. Children are given the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways: through exploration and research, to break down subject boundaries and to acquire a mix of knowledge and skills. In essence, the St Peter’s School Baccalaureate® covers all of the National Curriculum but also enhances, stretches and expands it.

Endeavour

Learning to learn, in the words of Charles Dickens: to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. We learn about fixed and growth mindsets and learn the power of ‘yet’. I haven’t learnt my 5x table. I haven’t learnt my 5x table YET.

Nurture

The importance of friendship, pastoral care, support for others and for charities, kindness, well-being and, of course, nurturing of the soul in music, singing, yoga, nature, praise and drama.

 

“The thing about St Peter’s is that it is a KIND school.” Former pupil.

Community

Being part of the gang, whether it is a sports team, or the house system, your class or your school. Parents, staff and pupils form our community and we take a leading part in our local community too. Our thriving PTA runs many school events from the Hallowe’en Disco to the St Peter’s Summer Ball. When your child joins St Peter’s you become part of a wonderful community for life.

Opportunity & Fun

Finding the thing that makes you special, trying boarding and its activities and seizing the day. Philosophy and Critical thinking forms part of our curriculum and the children have the opportunity to think, consider and critique.