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St Peter’s best ever GCSE exam progress

Results-1The Governing Body of St Peter’s C of E Aided School commends staff and students as the school celebrates its best ever progress for GCSE results. Chair of Governors Bindu Arjoon said, “We are delighted that out focus on outstanding teaching and learning, leadership and Christian ethos throughout the school and our positive work with our partners has led to such strong results for our students and we wish them all the very best for their futures.”

Results-4 The students of St Peter’s Church of England Aided School GCSE results have once again exceeded expectations that continue to place them amongst the top performing schools in the country. English and Maths continue to be major strengths of St Peter’s.  English A* – C grades are 89% and Maths are 83%.  A tremendous 27% of students achieved 5 A*/A or more with 27 students achieving 10 or more A*/A.  One of the new Government headline measures has seen students improve overall by 8% from last year with 40% of students succeeding with the academic EBACC qualification.  The school is particularly proud that students of all abilities have made such outstanding progress in a year when GCSE results are lower across the country.

Results-2Science continues to be a strength at St Peter’s (94% of students achieving A* – C across the triple Sciences of Physics, Biology and 92% A* – C in Chemistry; 45% of Physics and Biology students achieved A*/A grades.  64% of our high performing Statistics students achieved A*/A grades; History A*/A grades are an impressive 31% with 74% achieving A* – C.  These are particularly significant achievements given the average number of GCSEs that this year group have completed is 11.

Amongst the many stories of success are Emily Finn – 11A* Owen Rowell, Eleanor Davies and Sophia Pym – 10A*

Results-5Outstanding progress across all subjects featured many students, notably Sachin Chacko, Therese Blewett, Adrian Charteris, Caitlin Jelley.

Headteacher, Rachel Hutchinson said, “I am delighted by the progress made in the last year, especially with the wide range of subjects at St Peter’s exceeding national targets.  These are likely to be amongst the best results of state schools nationally and at least equal to outstanding schools across the country.  Yet again there were fantastic successes in core subjects and options subjects such as Drama with 96% achieving A* – C.  34% gained A*/A in a large cohort of mixed ability PE students; 91% of Music students achieved A* – C with a fantastic 50% achieving A*/A grades. This really does reflect the fantastic commitment of our staff who work closely in partnership with our students, parents and governors.”

Results-3New Acting Headteacher, Phil Randall, added, “I am delighted that we have been able to support students of all abilities, in providing strong foundations for their future.  Our relentless focus on teaching and learning and building the resilience of our students continues to improve their experiences and outcomes.  On behalf of the staff and governors at St Peter’s Church of England Aided School I wish all of our students very happy and fulfilling futures”.

Rachel Hutchinson

St Peter’s Church of England Aided School

Welcome to our website which we hope will give you an insight into what we offer our young people and their families.

Library book festival 231115 07Students only get one chance at school and we are determined to ensure that those who attend St Peter’s receive a first class education which will prepare them for the rest of their lives. As a church school we create positive learning habits so that students are inspired and supported to enjoy living life to the full.

These habits are nurtured with real and purposeful opportunities in and beyond the classroom, creating honest, hardworking, kind and compassionate people who are aware of themselves and others.  St Peter’s students are ultimately empowered to make the world a better place.

The way in which we inspire, challenge and support learning is firmly founded on high quality educational research and Christian values.  These strong foundations are what we call our CORE principles.

Every lesson and every decision is guided by our CORE principles.

Creating Learning Habits

At St Peter’s we equip students with learning habits in order that they can find imaginative and responsible solutions to the everyday challenges of life. Character is formed by the habits we choose to develop and we intentionally create positive habits in all lessons.

Opportunities for All

St Peter’s students are the leaders of tomorrow. We provide them with opportunities to learn how to lead, in and beyond the classroom, in local and national contexts. St Peter’s staff are passionate about making a difference so that students see themselves as thoughtful and creative problem solvers. We run an ambitious training programme in which all staff are given the highest quality training and professional development to support them in providing the very best experiences and outcomes for students.

Responsibility for Progress

At St Peter’s we have a culture in which we all take responsibility to be the best we can be. All students progressing in all lessons is the priority. This will always be the main focus. Ultimately student achievement is really about an individual making their very best personal progress. We firmly believe that we can all make progress and be the very best we can be.

Expectations, Excellence, Endeavour, Enjoyment

St Peter’s is a learning community that believes excellence is always possible. This means we have high expectations and levels of support that mean we never, never, never give up on learning.

This is just a glimpse of how we look to provide enjoyable and meaningful learning opportunities and outcomes. Please arrange to visit us in person and see why joining us on the St Peter’s learning journey is so fulfilling and worthwhile.