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At St Peter’s we aim to provide a curriculum that is:

– ensuring the right balance and breadth of subjects offered as part of the curriculum
– ensuring students take the right amount of subjects for their needs, aspirations and next steps

– ensuring that the curriculum provides the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding
– ensuring that the curriculum develops essential learning habits that will equip students with the dispositions to succeed in a challenging and changing world.

– ensuring that the curriculum where possible is interconnected across subjects and is appropriate for the age and experience of our students

Vertically Integrated
– ensuring a spiral curriculum that builds on previous learning

Appropriately Challenging
– ensuring an appropriate level of challenge for students whilst taking into account what is known about the way in which students learn so as to ensure high expectations are maintained

– ensuring that the right skills, knowledge and understanding are provided at the right time or stage in the curriculum in order to motivate and inspire students

– Ensuring that the curriculum content is relevant to the lives and cultural and religious backgrounds of our students

Character Habits and British Values

St Peter’s has a history of teaching essential thinking skills that develop students’ ability to learn how to learn. These are part of St Peter’s Character Compass. Character habits are taught across and within all subjects at St Peter’s living out our principles of HOPE and vision of ‘Life to the full for everyone’.

British Values

Learning to practise habits such as resilience, tolerance and empathy, practising forgiveness and freedom not only underpin our Christian values but also reflect how we teach young people about British Values and living life in 21st century Britain.

Values in Practice

VIP Values in Practice