Upper School

Years 6, 7 and 8 inspire and challenge

The children progress into the Upper School in Year 6 and move independently around the site to subject specialist classrooms and teachers for all lessons.

Spanish is taught alongside French; leadership skills and opportunities are encouraged.

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“The pupils are modestly self-confident and resilient. They grow in self-esteem and are well-prepared for the next steps in learning and life.”
March 2020 ISI Inspection Report


The majority of our Upper School teachers are secondary trained and stretch, challenge and support as required.

Children at St Peter’s study the following subjects :
● Art & Design
● Drama
● English
● French
● Games & physical education
● Geography
● History
● Information & communications technology
● Mathematics
● Music
● Personal, social, health & citizenship education
● Religion & philosophy
● Science
● Spanish

Outdoor Learning

St Peter’s makes the most of its 28 acre site with its own woods, heated outdoor swimming pool, numerous rugby, football and cricket pitches, astroturf, tennis courts, adventure playgrounds and lawns.

Children in the Upper School work towards completing their Cross Keys award.

This bespoke scheme develops valuable life skills and is a programme which provides training and opportunities for developing interpersonal and leadership skills with an emphasis on outdoor education.

All children take part in a French immersion trip in Year 8 and various expeditions.

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