Our Ethos

Our School Ethos

Recognising over 250 years of  historic foundation.  The school was founded in 1769 and became the 'National School', (later known as St. Peter's C. of E. Primary) in 1817.  Our school is a special family place.  Full of children that feel safe, happy and loved.  St. Peter's Church of England Primary School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality inside and outside within the context of Christian beliefs and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all our pupils.

Every child is entitled to have an exciting childhood and their St. Peter's journey will fill them with Christian values and lifelong skills for later life, one based on a Christian foundation.

Last academic year we felt that our vision and mission statement needed to come from the children.  We reflected with the children about what they wanted in life, what they wanted from school life and how they want to live their faith..  The children wanted to create a mission that constantly questioned, constantly challenged and constantly was present.   WE were amazed about what they came up with:

Our Mission Statement 

To enable every member of our school family to flourish and live life in all its fullness will:

  • teach a broad and balanced curriculum
  • holistically nurture and develop our children
  • help those in need through loving service
  • confront justice in our world
  • care for creation

In order to achieve this, we will continuously ask ourselves: 

  1. 1.) What is the source of our fullness?
  2. 2.) What will I be like if I am flourishing?
  3. 3.) What will we,  as a community be like and how will we affect those around us if we are flourishing?

Our Christian Values                                                                      

Responsibility , Joy,  Love, Forgiveness,  Trust and Courage