The school is situated in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The building is a Grade 2 listed historic manor house, which has been modified to make it in to a modern school. It has excellent facilities including a dedicated library, a music area and additional study areas for small groups.
We have superb grounds, including a playing field, playground and our own area of woodland, all within the peaceful setting of a conservation area. We use the grounds wherever possible to enhance learning opportunities.
Each classroom has it's own interactive whiteboard and PC. A wide range of equipment and resources are used to make teaching fun and interesting for the children.
St Peter's has committed teaching and support staff who offer a curriculum that is relevant, creative and stimulating. We aim to equip children with the skills necessary for life in the 21st Century and seek to develop the potential of each individual.
Every child is valued and achievement is celebrated. The children are taught in classes or groups according to their need and the nature of the task. Appropriate knowledge, concept and skills are introduced at the correct developmental stage for each child in line with the National Curriculum. Within lessons there is an effective blend of discussion, reasoning, experimenting and problem solving.
Those requiring extra support may sometimes work in small groups or individually with a learning support assistant. Able children are identified and given opportunities to extend their learning.
Children are assessed throughout their time at the school, providing vital information to help shape the teaching to meet the needs of individual learners. Children are fully involved in the process and are made aware of their successes and areas for future development.
All year groups have the opportunities for a wide and varied programme of carefully planned educational visits and activities. These are an important part of our curriculum.
Essential maintenance to the school is usually carried out during the holidays so as not to disrupt school life during term time.