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Welcome From The Head Teacher

On behalf of the children, staff, and governors, I would like to welcome you to our school community. 

We are a welcoming, inclusive family school with a strong Christian ethos, a sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care. 

We think of excellence in three different ways:

Excellence in who we are - we aim to ensure that all our children are becoming people who are kind, generous and respectful individuals.

Excellence in all we do - we aim to ensure that each of our children becomes an enthusiastic, resilient learner. 

Excellence in our service with others - we aim to help all our children to become people who want to work to make the world a better place.

In our February 2023 Ofsted inspection, we were awarded an 'outstanding' judgement and were delighted that the team recognised the many exceptional things we do at St Peter's. They commented that:

Pupils thrive at this highly inclusive and welcoming school. They fully understand what it means to be a ‘St Peter’s Citizen’. Pupils say that this helps them feel part of a community where everyone gives their best and sets a positive example to others.

We are extremely proud of our school, its staff and the achievements of all of our children.  

Pupils learn exceptionally well across the curriculum. They confidently recall what they have learned before and use this to make connections to current learning.

Leaders prioritise reading across the school. They use the school’s English hub status well to share their excellent practice and high standards with other schools. Staff and pupils share a love of reading. Older pupils, in particular, read a range of challenging texts fluently. They say the books they read take them to a calm place which lets their imaginations run wild.

Pupils display exemplary attitudes towards their learning. They are polite and well-mannered... The environment in classrooms and around the school is calm and purposeful.

Leaders provide pupils with wide-ranging and exciting opportunities to develop personally. Pupils enjoy the wide range of clubs on offer to them such as choir, coding, chess, hockey, and art. They are proud of the many opportunities they have to become school councillors, eco reps, house captains, digital leaders, and mental health ambassadors. Pupils say that these roles make them feel proud and help them to develop their confidence.

I look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you to our very special school community.

Catrin Battista