Welcome to St Peter's
Church of England Aided School
May you have the gift of Faith,
The blessing of Hope,
And the peace of His Love
At Christmas and always.
From all staff at St Peter’s Church of England Aided School.
Year 7 Parent/Carer Mornings.
We firmly believe in developing purposeful working partnerships between parents, carers, students and staff. One part of our approach this term and moving forward as we build on the many strengths of St Peter’s is inviting Yr7 parents and carers to be part of interactive, fun learning workshops. By the end of these sessions we aim to have enabled parents to have better understood some of the practical application of our approaches to learning.
Some parental feedback that we have already received is encouraging us to develop this partnership work…
“Really gave me confidence that I have chosen the best school in Exeter for my son”
“Really informative and very well presented”
“very helpful and reassuring insights into the schools methods, approach and ethos – all very positive” “Inspiring and fun”
“I’m exciting for my children’s opportunities here “=========
“Found this workshop very helpful, giving us support at home”
“It was nice to find out how passionate the teachers are about teaching our children”
“Excellent insight into plans/strategy for learning”
“….this is so refreshing to be included in the school and my child’s learning”
St Peter’s is delighted to report very successful GCSE results.
Students and staff at St Peter’s Church of England Aided School are thrilled with this year’s GCSE results. Over 10% of the year group gained at least eight of their GCSE grades at A* – A. 98% of students achieved passes in both English and Maths. An impressive 84% of students achieved A* – C in English against a national context of 68.8% this year.
78% of students achieved five or more A*- C GCSE passes and 69% of students gained five A* – C (including English and Mathematics). More than 94% of students achieved A*- C across the triple Sciences of Physics, Biology and Chemistry and 77% of students achieved A* – C across two Sciences. Congratulations to all students who exceeded their targets and notably the four students (Ella Fermor-Kissane, Florence McKeown, Ellie Scott and Dylan Woodward) who achieved an incredible twelve straight A*/A grades, including A* grades in English, Mathematics and Triple Science. A further six students (Daniel Bennett, Katie Hawes, Martha Houston, Beth Puddiphatt, Ellie Van Vogt and Jack Pope) who gained eleven A*/ A grades with a total of 61% of students gaining at least one A* grade at GCSE.
The newly appointed Headteacher, Rachel Hutchinson said ‘Students at St Peter’s are a very committed group of learners, with the potential to achieve outstanding results. It is a privilege to share the success of all the hard work, commitment and efforts from the students and the staff. When achievement is at its best, individual progress is outstanding. I am keen and eager to celebrate St Peter’s notable achievements across the whole school in order that we can continue to raise expectations and the progress for all our learners’.
Chair of Governors Heather Morgan said, ‘On behalf of the Governing Board I would like to congratulate the students on their GCSE achievements. They have done incredibly well, especially given the change of criteria over the last few years. It is particularly encouraging to note that the English results are so strong. Finally, I would like to express my thanks to the leadership team, teaching and support as well as parents for supporting the students during their studies over the past five years.’
Reason to Celebrate!
Doesn’t time fly? It seems like it was just yesterday that I arrived at St Peter’s and already we are preparing for the new academic year. This has been a brilliant term for the school and I am immensely proud of our staff and students.
Only 53 days in post as Headteacher and am already seeing a significant impact on a number of key priorities across the school. Throughout this term, St Peter’s has undergone a number of rigorous external visits from the Local Authority and a two day Inspection from the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), church schools Ofsted equivalent. SIAMS graded the ‘Distinctiveness and Effectiveness of St Peter’s as a Church of England School as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’.
At St Peter’s the past two and a half months have focused on the relentless pursuit of driving excellence at every level. We are challenging inconsistencies, celebrating student and staff successes and preparing for the next stage of the demanding school improvement programme in a bid to providing an outstanding learning community for all.
The governors are delighted with the progress made in such a short space of time and fully support the ambitious vision for the school. They recently appointed two new Deputy Headteachers; Phil Randall, who is currently the Deputy Headteacher at South Dartmoor Academy, Ashburton and Martin Burt, who is currently an Assistant Headteacher at the Queens Elizabeth Academy, Crediton.
Thank you to all students, staff, parents, governors and members of the wider community for believing in me this term; for your unconditional love and support and I look forward to our exciting learning ventures ahead.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
‘Good with outstanding features’
SIAMS Inspection June 2014
‘Since the last visit leadership has made rapid progress in tackling weaknesses which the last inspection identified. Under the leadership of the new headteacher the school has a clear vision about its educational direction. Students and leadership at all levels recognise this’.
Local Authority visit, June 20