Full marks at March 2020 inspection for St Peter’s

According to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) when they inspected St Peter’s Preparatory School in Lympstone between 10 and 12 March 2020: “The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent and the quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

Mrs Charlotte Johnston, Head of St Peter’s Preparatory School comments: “I am thrilled that the school has been awarded the top mark of ‘Excellent’ in all areas and I am delighted that the inspectors noted ‘the committed teaching’, that our pupils are ‘thoughtful and caring’ and ‘demonstrate very high standards of behaviour’. We have just finished a very busy half-term. Not only were we inspected, but St Peter’s also welcomed a film crew from ITN Productions who are making a programme called Prepping for the Future. So, as well as reading our inspection report, it is possible to see St Peter’s in action by viewing the short film that was made.”

In addition, the inspection report states: “The outstanding achievement and progress 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.”

How were the inspectors able to ascertain this? As they indicate in their report, St Peter’s pupils sit annual tests that are sent off to be marked and “data from externally marked assessments show excellent rates of progress and attainment for pupils of all ages and defined groups, including the gifted and able pupils.” St Peter’s Preparatory School is a non-selective school for children aged 3-13, yet its recent inspection report declares: “Pupils make rapid progress throughout the school and achieve advanced levels of attainment for their age.” Furthermore, inspectors said that pupils ‘enjoy positive self-esteem’, ‘have a strong grasp of the non-material aspects of life’ and ‘have a strong understanding of the importance of physical and mental health.’

St Peter’s Preparatory School remains open for the children of key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic and Rachel Elliott, the school’s Director of Admissions & Marketing, is available for all new inquiries on 01395 280335 or email rachel.elliott@stpetersprepschool.co.uk.

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