Lower School

Years 3, 4 and 5 develop independence and initiative.

Pupils follow our own St Peter’s School Baccalaureate®, which has been written taking the core skills required from the government’s published National Curriculum 14 documentation, but the content has been extended and added to in greater depth.

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“Collaboration is excellent and, while each pupil has their learning well focused, they derive great enjoyment in the process of learning together in pairs or groups.”

March 2020 ISI Inspection Report


In Key Stage 2, form tutors are responsible for teaching their classes the majority of academic subjects, with additional specialist teachers for Games, French, PE and Music. Many children take up a musical instrument after a trial period.

Further specialist teaching is introduced in Science, Art, Home Economics and Design Technology and the Lower School pupils enjoy using the laboratories and technical resources.

Written homework is gradually introduced and all pupils are expected to read daily and learn spellings and times tables each week.

Outdoor Learning

Residentials begin to be introduced at the end of Year 3 and many of our Lower School pupils try boarding for the first time.

Weekly matches start against local schools and the children enjoy three games sessions a week as well as PE. The teachers are kind, fun and exceptional practitioners. Pastoral care is outstanding; the children love learning to learn.

Every pupil at St Peter’s should have opportunities to experience: Forest School; Beach school & watersports; growing & gardening; wildlife; Eco & the environment and Adventure.

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