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01 Our first Animal Care outing. 02 Year 11 Leavers Assembly 03 Year 11 Prom 04 Y9 & Y10 visit to Amsterdam and Ypres 05 Students raise £605.09 for the Donna Louise trust A huge thank you and well done to the Fundraising Team, Eloise O’Hara, Jessica Sterne, Milly Elcock, Emily-Paige Rowson, Choi-Yue Yu, Lana Davies and Charlie Knowles. 06 Celebrating Diversity Week 07 The Principal and Head Girl attend service at the Redemption Christian Church Mr Astley and our newly appointed Head Girl Claire Pisira attend a service at the Redemption Christian Church of God t 08 SASCAL Youth Speaks 9 Christian Aid 10 Message from the Principal I am not a natural artist and never will be, but there is not much I enjoy more during the school day than wandering around the art rooms chatting to Mrs Cummings, Mrs Ho... 11 Diversity Week 1st - 5th July Diversity Week 1st - 5th July Lunchtimes - In the Atrium 12 Annual U13/U14 City Athletics Championships Monday 17th June saw the annual U13/U14 City Athletics Championships take place at Northwood Stadium 13 Year 7 Super 8 Athletics Event at Northwood Stadium The Year 7's athletics team did St Peter's proud on Wednesday 12th June where they came 3rd in the City 14 Football Success 15 Mason Trophy Regional Athletics Championships A huge well done to Owen Sproston who qualified for Mason Trophy Regional Athletics Championships with convincing wins in the 100m Hurdles and Javelin. 16 May Half Term Activities Fabulous fun day Tuesday 28th May at St Peter's CofE Academy during May half term. The kids enjoyed bubble sports, even trying to play badminton in their bubble suits. We... 17 Lower School Graduation and Leadership Team Earlier today during a year group assembly, All Year 7 students were officially issued with their 9 Objectives that they will work towards from post half term to the end... 18 Year 9 & 10 Athletics News The Academy attended the City Athletics Championships on Tuesday 14th May and the following students qualified to represent the City of Stoke-on-Trent in the County Champ... 19 Mental Health Awareness Week Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May 20 Year 11 student wins Intermediate Boys Combined Events Boys Staffordshire schools combined Events 21 Message from the Principal - Homework Homework has always been a hot topic amongst educationalists and it is an area we are always analysing at St. Peter’s 22 Worship Rewards Trip 2019 23 RAMADAN ASSEMBLY 2019 On Friday 3rd May, we held our Ramadan Assembly. A number of students and staff contributed and shared their experiences. It was a great assembly and I received some very... 24 Friday Prayers for Ramadan During Ramadan Friday Prayers Will Be Held In The Hall 25 PROM FRENZY 2019 26 Princes Trust Enterprise challenge 27 KS3 Graduation & Lower School Leadership Monday 8th April, the whole of Year 7 attended an assembly that launched the KS3 Graduation and Lower School Leadership Process which is due to start Post May Half Term 2... 28 Academy Catering Services awarded 5 Stars On Tuesday 9th April we had an unannounced visit from the Environmental Health Agency. I am delighted to announce that we have been awarded the maximum 5 Stars. 29 SEN Football Team Well done to all the pupils who served the Academy as part of the SEN football team which was hosted on Wednesday 3rd April at St George's Park (Englands training base). 30 Prayer and Praise supper Thank you to Rev Dave Street and Paul Critchley for leading a wonderful evening of Prayer and Fellowship. 31 Year 11 Food and Cookery class serve Afternoon Tea Well done the Year 11 Food and Cookery group who produced the most amazing afternoon tea for their final practical exam. 28 lucky staff had the privilege of being serve... 32 National Schools Street Dance Competition On Wednesday 27th March, 4 Year 9 girls attended the National Schools Street Dance Competition at Fenton Manor where they took part in workshops and competed against othe... 33 Meet our Student Mental Health Ambassadors 34 Peer Education Project 2019 The Stoke 6th form students are doing an incredible job as Peer Educators, mentoring and raising awareness to promote positive mental health with our year 7 students. 35 Students lead the assemly at Kingsland Primary School 36 Easter Raffle One of our year 10 form groups are raising money for the Open Door charity Stoke-on-Trent. 37 Happy 1st Birthday ROCKY 38 SASCAL Youth Speaks Competition Final On Saturday March 23rd Gemma, Alicia & Abby delivered an amazing performance to come second in the regional finals 39 Christian Aid Sponsored Walk 2019 A group of students and staff joined the annual Christian Aid sponsored walk around Tittesworth Reservoir 40 Students demonstrate our Core Value - Empathy A group of students came to see me on yesterday to ask if we could hold a minute’s silence for the people of Christchurch. It took place today at 1200 and was observed... 41 Scholastic Book Fair Arriving Thursday 21st March 2019, Scholastic Book Fair 42 Year 11 Sentinel Shield The Year 11 Boys Football Team sealed their place in the Quarter Finals of the Sentinel Shield Tuesday 19th March with a comfortable 4.1 home win against Madeley High Sch... 43 West Midlands Enterprise Challenge Regional Finals On the back of success in the Youth Speaking Awards, St. Peter’s scores the highest marks at the West Midlands Enterprise Challenge Regional Finals in Birmingham on Fri... 44 GASP Lunch Club - Exloring Faith during Lent Students exploring faith during one of the GASP (God at St Peter's) lunch club 45 Medical Mavericks 46 WISE PAY St Peter’s are excited to announce that very shortly we will be communicating to parents the details of our online payment system called ‘Wise Pay’. 47 Free Breakfast Earlier this month we were told that we had been successful in our bid to become part of the national breakfast club program called ‘Magic Breakfast’. 48 Head Boy and Head Girl make Sentinel headlines Red Nose Day - Charity events at St Peter's Academy, Haziq and Zahra make Sentinel headlines 49 St Peter's Badminton players Well done to the St Peter's Badminton players, Elias Rahal, Corey Bristow, Ethan Brookfield, Brandon Teague, Blaine Batkin, Tilly Atherton, Courtney Barwise, Manuela Dell... 50 School Sports Partnership Dance Festival Huge congratulations to the twenty year 7 and 8 students who performed at the Victoria Hall Tuesday 12th March as part of their annual School Sports Partnership dance fes... 51 Cocktails and Silver Service A group of year 10 Hospitality and Catering students went to The Moathouse in Acton Trussell Stafford. The visit was set up to get a greater understanding of the industry... 52 Afternoon Tea Year 11 VCERT Food and Cooker class prepare Afternoon Tea 53 Charity Week This week is Charity Week at the Academy. With budgets tighter than ever in education, many schools use bake sales and non-uniform days to bolster school funds. 54 Year 11 Sentinel Shield Campaign The Year 11 boys football team started their 2018/2019 Sentinel Shield campaign last night, away to Endon High School and sealed their place into a second round tie with... 55 Ash Wednesday - 6th March 2019 Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Traditionally Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer and ta... 56 LENT 2019 As we have heard Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, and a time where Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians think of the forty days... 57 Lent Challenge Students have been working on a Lent Challenge Calendar in preparation for Ash Wednesday. Please take a look and encourage everyone to take up the daily challenge 58 Sascal NATIONALS! Miss Bowler from the English Faculty is absolutely ecstatic to announce that Gemma Brindley, Alicia Hackett and Abby Jahallori have gone through to the national speaking... 59 Year 7 Assembly - Stafford Gideons 60 Update on our 'Keep it Clean' Campaign 2019 You will be pleased to know that there has been a reduction of litter since we launched Rocky’s ‘Keep SPA Clean’ Litter Campaign 4 weeks ago. 61 Princes Trust Business Enterprise Challenge Tuesday 12th February saw the start of the Princes Trust Business Enterprise Challenge at St Peters CofE Academy where students compete in an online business simulation g... 62 Live by the Academy Moto Every Life Enriched 63 Beat the Bullies Are you being bullied? Use our Confidential Email to report any bullying concerns. 64 GASP God at St Peter's 65 Keep it Clean Campaign 2019 Rocky leads the way 66 Student Mental Health Ambassadors CALLING ALL YEAR 8, 9 & 10 STUDENTS 67 Ex St Peter's student selected for Boys U18 England schools football squad Well Done to Ex St Peter's student Connor Taylor on his selection as midfielder to Boys U18 England Schools’ football squad. 68 Year 10 Students volunteering at the Alice Charity A group of year 10 students went to the Alice Charity premises on Friday 14th December 69 Year 9 Sports Science students visit Stoke-on-Tent College Well done to the Year 9 Sports Science students today who visited Stoke-on-Trent College on Thursday 13th December 70 SPA Choir sing at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College A Wonderful performance of ‘A Christmas Prayer’ yet again by the fabulous St Peter’s CofE Academy Choir! 71 A harvest 'Thank You' 72 Keele University with the Year 9 GCSE Psychology students 73 Year 9 Workplace Visit 74 Air Ambulance We are supporting the Air Ambulance Service by saving potage stamps. 75 LITFEST 2018 LITFEST 2018:Thursday 6th December to Friday 14th December 76 Library Opening Thursday 6th December was the official opening or our new Library. 77 Year 7 Christingle On Thursday 6th December it was a privilege to welcome back Alison Price back into the Academy as our guest to work with Year 7 classes on exploring the meaning of Christ... 78 SASCAL seaking competition The English department are delighted to announce that St Peter’s successfully got through to the finals of the SASCAL speaking competition. 79 Message from the Principal I have made numerous requests to parents to be more considerate in their parking and numerous requests to Stoke-on-Trent council to support the Academy in dealing with in... 80 Year 8 City Hall Athletics Congratulations to our pupils who showed excellent service to the Academy on Thursday night, 29th November in the Year 8 City Sportshall Athletics competition. 81 Year 7 Partnership Games The annual partnership games were held on Friday 30th November at Fenton Manor. 82 Tuesday 11th December We will be serving our Christmas lunch on Tuesday 11th December 83 Year 7 City Sports Hall Athletics Competition Congratulations to the Year 7 pupils who showed excellent service to the Academy on Tuesday 27th November evening, in the Year 7 City Sportshall Athletics competition 84 E-Safety update Many of you may be aware of the risks and concerns around children playing the online game Fortnite, which has a 12 rating but is played by much younger children. 85 Fibonacci Day Friday 23rd November we celebrated Fibonacci Day - a sequence of numbers where you add the previous two numbers to get the next one. e.g. 1, 1, added together makes 2. No... 86 Prayer Breakfast Saturday 17th November St Peter's CofE Academy joined together with staff, students, parents and the local community to pray. 87 Thank You everyone for supporting our Children in Need event Head Boy and Head Girl would like to thank everyone who helped with the Children in Need event on Friday 16th November, we raised approximately £200.00. 88 Congratulations to Mrs Burgess A thankful parent nominated our Mrs Burgess for the PEGIS stronger together award. 89 Year 9 & 10 Boys Football result 9-4 against St Margaret Ward Well done to the Year 9 & 10 Boys Football Team who beat St Margaret Ward 9.4 at home in the City Cup earlier today. The boys showed great endurance to see out a game tha... 90 Students display respect, empathy and service tidying our Memorial Garden Today, Friday 16th November marks the birthday of Kameron Bourne, a St Peter's Academy student who sadly passed away in April 2013. The Academy has a memorial garden on t... 91 All Souls Service On Friday 26 October sixty students attended a special All Souls Service at Christchurch Church led by Father Tommy. 92 Christmas Card Competition Please encourage the students to enter this competition. Last entries Wednesday 28th November 2018 93 Eleven Eleven, Lest we forget Stoke Creative Learning present Eleven Eleven: Lest We Forget. A week of events celebrating and commemorating 100 years since the Armistice 94 St Peter’s Community remember the fallen 95 Teacher organises a fund raising event One of our teachers has been organizing a fund raising event to help build dams in Pakistan. 96 Harvest Thanksgiving October 2018 May we remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than receive.’ Act 20:35 We celebrated our Harvest Festival on Tuesday 23rd October led by... 97 October Half Term activities Another great time had by all who attended our October Half Term activities. 98 U16 City Netball Tournament A huge congratulations to the U16 Netball team who came 2nd in the City Netball Tournament on Thursday 25th October, losing only to St Joseph’s, and winning all other g... 99 Art students attended an Artist Day at St Paul's CoE Academy 11 Art students at St Peter’s Academy attended an Artist Day at St Pauls CoE Academy 100 Year 9/10 Boys Football Unlucky to the Yr 9/10 Boys Football Team who lost their County Cup game to a very strong Painsley side earlier on Wednesday 24th October. 101 October Half Term Activities The Academy is again offering a programme of activities during the half term. 102 Eleven Eleven: Lest We Forget 13 of our Year 11 Performing Arts students will be performing at the Regent Theatre as part of their Eleven Eleven show in celebration and commemoration of the Armistice 103 College and Sixth Forms Open Events Take a look at the up and coming open events for local 6th Form Colleges and Schools 6th Forms 104 Presenting SPA's Got Talent Head boy and Head girl present SPA's Got Talent 105 Open Evening Treasure Hunt - winner The deadline to submit your high school admission form to the Local Authority is 31/10/17. 106 Year 7 Boys City 5 a-side Football Tournament We took two teams to the tournament on Monday 15th October and both played with great endurance as the games were relentless. T 107 How are students enjoyed their experience at Dovedale House On 27th & 28th September sixteen students attended a 24-hour residential retreat at Dovedale House to explore the ‘WOW!’ FACTOR IN WORSHIP. 108 Stoke-on-Trent colelge Open Events Are you currently studying in Year 10 or 11 Stoke-on-Trent College are holding Open events at their Burlsem and Cauldon Campuses 109 Boys Cross Country Well done to the Boys showing excellent service to the school by competing in the City Cross Country on 27th September at Trentham High School. 110 Breaking News .... U16 are through to the next County Cup 111 Y8/9 Girls Football well done to the year 8-9 girls football team 112 Year 9 Boys County Cup Football Commiserations to the boys Year 9 County Cup football team. 113 THE ‘WOW!' FACTOR IN WORSHIP 15 Academy students have the privilege of attending a 24 hour residential retreat at Dovedale House on the evening of Thursday 27th & day of Friday 28th September 2018 to... 114 OPEN EVENING St Peter's CofE Academy would like to invite Year 5 and Year 6 Pupils to our Open Evening 115 Y7-8 Girls Cross Country Well done to the year 7 and 8 girls X Country team, who took part in their first race on 25th September. All girls ran an excellent race, showing resilience and determina... 116 Students share afternoon tea with Archbishop Michael and his wife Dr Julia Ipgrave Fourteen students were chosen to take part in a visit to Lichfield Cathedral and Visitor Centre as part of a reward trip. Each student invited to attend this trip were am... 117 Under 16 Boys football win again The Year 11 Boys football team continued their unbeaten run in the league with a comprehensive 9.0 win over Thistley Hough Academy on Monday afternoon, 118 Open Mic UK Congratulations to Kimberly Moyo who auditioned for ‘Open Mic Uk’ on Saturday in Birmingham 119 Year 7 Welcome Service It is part of the St Peter’s CofE Academy tradition to hold a Year 7 Welcome Service where parents/carers, students and staff have an opportunity to join together in wo... 120 Head Boy and Head Girl Introducing our Head Boy and Head Girl, their Senior Prefect team and Prefect team. 121 Year 11 Football Team The year 11 football team followed their City Cup triumph from last year with a 3.0 league win against Blythe Bridge earlier today. 122 Congratulations Year 11 More students than ever before achieved a Grade 9-5 (strong pass) and a 9-4 (standard pass) in English and Mathematics this year at St. Peter’s. 123 Students visit The World of Wedgwood A few of our EAL (English as an additional language) students visited The World of Wedgwood on Friday 6th July 2018. 124 2018 Prom This year the Year 11 leavers prom was held at the beautiful Aston Marina on a stunning summer evening. 125 St Peter's Day Service at Stoke Minster As you may know St Peter’s Academy was named after St Peter. St Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Christ and an early Christian leader who was greatly involved in... 126 Creative Careers Day A group of year 10 Fine Art students were fortunate to attend the ‘Creative Careers Day’ which Higher Horizons+ are hosting alongside our Staffordshire University’s... 127 Musical Theatre week We are carrying out a Musical Theatre week starting 25th June with a performance on Friday 29th June. We have around 30-40 students potentially involved in this who woul... 128 Tennis Champions Congratulations to the Year 10 Tennis team on winning the city tennis competition on Monday 11th June, maintaining last years title. 129 How to support your child through their exams Top 10 Tips to support your child through their exams 130 Ramadan Assembly 2018 On Friday 11th May, we had the privilege of inviting Mr Amir a local Imam from City Central Mosque to speak at our Ramadan Assembly. A number of students and staff contri... 131 'Among Us' by T. M. Cooks A group of Year 7 students and a few Year 10 students spent a week writing their very own book in conjunction with Keele University through the Young Writers programme. 132 FEEL PROMTASTIC Are you stressing over what to wear to the Prom OR wondering how to accessorise? Stress No More! Help is at hand! 133 City of Stoke-on-Trent High Needs Review Engagement The Council is seeking the views of people who make use of high needs provision. 134 'Prom Frenzy' At St Peter’s CofE Academy we understand the pressures of ‘Prom Frenzy’ and would like to offer practical support to those who are finding the prospect of Prom a fi... 135 Online Payments coming soon with Wisepay Benefits to Parents Quick and easy to use Safe and secure to use Balances can be viewed 24/7 Quick and easy way to find information Own private account history... 136 Prayer Breakfast Prayer is a powerful influence and plays a very real and relevant role within the daily life of our school community. 137 Thank You St Peter's CofE Academy would like to thank Dee Set 138 SMART School uniform stockists New improved website for St Peter's Academy uniform 139 Year 8 Pathways To help you to guide your son/daughter in year 8 with their choice of subjects please see our presentation from last nights event. 140 Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education Church School Leaders Conference 2018 On Wednesday 31st January, Year 10 students Zahra Asif and Dylan Morgan were chosen to represent St Peter’s CofE Academy at Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education Church... 141 Multi Faith & Community Cohesion Day - Biddulph High School 2018 Students from St Peter’s Academy attended a community cohesion and religious diversity event at Biddulph High School on Wednesday 24th January 2018 142 County Badminton Wednesday 17th January saw the county school games competition being held at Clayton High School. 143 Science Olympics Six schools were invited to choose a team of their top science students to take part in a day of events that require team work, problem solving and maybe just a little sc... 144 2018 New Year Honours list Colin Hopkins, Director of Education at the Diocese of Lichfield 145 Cheethams Childrens Unit say Thank You We have received a beautiful hand made thank you card from Cheethams Children's unit 146 Poppy Appeal 2017 A massive thank you to all students and staff who purchased poppy merchandise. 147 Christmas Box Charity Appeal - Alice Charity 'Make a Wish' Project The boxes which we took to the Alice Charity will be distributed to children and teenagers within Stoke on Trent and Newcastle who would otherwise receive very little or... 148 Students organise DougieMac Bake Sale Students baked cakes to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. 149 Year 7 Sports Hall athletics The pupils competed against the other schools in the City on the 29th November in numerous indoor races 150 VIP Reception for National Literacy Trust on Tuesday 28th November The English faculty is delighted to announce that year 9 students Eduard –Vasile Avram, Mahnoor Iqbal and Fausta Cepaite have been invited to attend a VIP reception 151 'Come sing with me' Charity Event So proud of the 27 students who performed at the “come sing with me” live charity event on Friday 17th November. 152 U16 County Cup versus Alleynes Academy, Stone St Peter's CofE got off to a cracking start opening the scoring within the 1st 10 minutes. 153 Victory for St Peter's U16 Girls Futsal Team: CITY CHAMPIONS Victory for St Peter's U16 Girls Futsal Team: CITY CHAMPIONS 154 Year 9 Staffordshire Skills and Careers event Keele University Year 9 had a brilliant day at Keele University on Wednesday 15th November finding out about different further education options and employment after school. 155 Head Boy and Head Girl interviewed by Signal 1 Oman and Sarah continue their Anti-Bullying campaign 156 Anti-Bullying week 13th to 17th November Our Head Boy and Head Girl have launched their campaign for Anti-Bullying this week. 157 Reward trip to Wembley 12 Lucky Students head off to Wembley to watch England V Germany 158 Boys U16 Football St Peter's CofE Academy U16 Boys have secured a third round tie against Alleynes Academy following a 3.1 win. 159 #Dramafest On 8th November, the Year 11 BTEC Performing Arts group were invited to perform at #Dramafest 160 Girls U16 Netball Tournament Well done to the U16 Netball team, who competed in the city netball tournament tonight. 161 EAL Multicultural event The EAL department held their first multicultural event on Thursday 1st November 2017. 162 Life and Soul Day - Year 7 Inter-House Competition Tuesday, 17th October the first Life and Soul Day for this academic year. Year 7 were based in their houses for the vast majority of the day. During this time the stude... 163 Boys U16 Football A huge well done to the Boys U16 Football team who beat Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy 5.0 in tough, windy conditions. 164 National Poetry Day National Poetry Day took place on Thursday 28 September 2017, in an explosion of activities taking place nationwide, with thousands of amazing events across the UK on: bu... 165 Staffordshire Skills and Careers event Keele University As part of St Peter’s C of E Academy’s Careers Education and Information, we are offering the opportunity for all year 9 students to attend the Staffordshire Skills a... 166 Stokies Stride Out Stokies Stride Out Stoke-on-Trent Walking Festival Sunday 15 to Sunday 29 October 2017 Join us over two weeks this autumn for more than 80 free, fun and friendly gui... 167 U14 Netball team Well done to the U14 Netball team who competed in the city Netball festival this evening. They played some really close games, unfortunately they didn’t make the finals... 168 Potteries Science Fesitval It was a real honour representing St Peter’s Academy in the Potteries Science Festival. We were challenged to build a spaghetti tower as high as possible in the academy... 169 Well done to the girls Cross Country team Well done to the girls Cross Country team who competed in the city competition at Haywood Academy this evening. 170 Year 7 Welcome Service Year 7 Parents/Carers joined their children today to attend the Academy Year 7 Welcome Service. 171 MP visits Academy MP Jack Brereton came to visit St. Peter's earlier this week. 172 Have you ever wanted to learn a new instrument Calling all Year 7 students! Calling all Year 7 students! Have you ever wanted to learn a new instrument, visit your music teacher Miss Neale to learn more. 173 Well done to the girls’ football team who attended the FA girls’ football festival 174 Bishop Geoff Annas spends time with Academy students Bishop Geoff spent the morning with students in their RE lessons today. 175 Date for your Diary - 8th February 2018 'Fierce' Event - 9th February 2018 On Tuesday 7th February we have the privilege of welcoming back LZ7 into St Peter’s Academy to perform to our young people. Their pr... 176 Reward trip to The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London St Peter's students heading for Westminster for a well deserved rewards visit to The Houses of Parliament, Westminster 177 Haarvest Festival - Tuesday 17th October St Peter’s CofE Academy are celebrating Harvest Festival on Tuesday 17th October and this year in addition to supporting our local elderly community and ‘Foodbank’... 178 British Ceramics Biennial 7th September - students from St Peter's Academy were commissioned to hand make ceramic platters for the British Ceramics Biennial launch event at Stoke-on-Trent City Cou... 179 Academy first day back Despite the weather Ms Porter and Mr Purle managed to say 'Good Morning' to every student this morning 180 St Peter's CofE Academy Open Evening St Peter's CofE Academy would like to invite Year 5 and Year 6 students to our Open Evening Wednesday 20th September 2017 181 GCSEs 2017: The world's a stage for star student Englatina GCSEs 2017: The world's a stage for star student Englatina, she has taken her GCSEs just two years after moving to Britain from Albania 182 Continued improvements and impressive results for St. Peter’s CofE Academy students 50% of St. Peter’s students have gained both English and Mathematics at or above the new Grade 4 Level this year. Grade 4 is the equivalent of a ‘C’ Grade, so this... 183 Lit Fest On the 13th July SPA students dropped everything and read in every lesson for 10 minutes when our Lit Fest anthem sounded! This day provided the students with exciting op... 184 Dougie Mac Moonlight Walk Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7.00pm 185 Year 11 Prom The Year 11 Leavers’ Prom’ took place this year on Thursday 22nd June in the main ballroom at The Moat House 186 SPA Lit Fest 2017 On the 13th July SPA students will drop everything and read in EVERY lesson for 10 minutes 187 KMF Young Engineer of the Year Final On Friday 16th of June 10 Students from year 10 represented the school at the KMF Young Engineering of the Year competition 188 A message from the Staffordshire Police Child Exploitation Team On snapchat there is device that is automatically enabled that can track your location unless you disable it 189 Year 11 'Save the Dates' 190 Harry Potter Conference Year 9 Higher Achieving students attend a Harry Potter Convention 191 White Water Writers 3 students have been selected to attend the White Water Writer's event 192 Information from Staffordshire Police We have been asked to contact all parents on behalf of Staffordshire Police. 193 KMF Engineering Final KMF Engineering Final Today at NULC 194 Girls Tennis Tournament 1st in the girls Tennis tournament at Florence Tennis Club. 195 Athletics News SPA students competed in the City of Stoke on Trent at the County Championships 196 SPA Students take part in mock election vote Yesterday both St Peter’s students and the nation went to the polls. 197 Year 9 & 10 PE examination pupils had a Careers Event Year 9 & 10 PE examination pupils had a Careers Event at The Sports Academy of Stoke on Trent college. 198 Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 St Peter's Academy will be hosting the Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 199 Year 9's win City Football Final Congratulations to the Year 9 football team who won the City Football Final on 24.5.17 200 Walk for Chloe Wednesday 17th May saw four pupils walk nearly six and half miles in the pouring rain in support of one of their classmates 201 Oxford University Visit On Thursday 18th of May five year 10 students visited Oxford University 202 Charity Cricket Match On Thursday 11th May 14 pupils took part in a Charity Cricket match which saw Mr Astley lead one team with Mr Ramzan leading the other 203 Year 9 semi final victory against OSSMA Thursday 11th of May, year 9’s football team played against OSSMA in the semi final of the City cup 204 Students visit to the City Central Mosque Hanley 2017 Some students from SPA had the privilege of visiting Hanley Central Mosque 205 40 Bags 40 Days Lent Challenge Thank you to everyone who contributed 206 Inter-House Spring Photography Competition Inter-House Photography competition open to students based on Spring, prizes will be awarded for the best photo per year group 207 A Night at the Musicals The cast, the crew and the staff involved ensured that this show was simply fabulous. 208 Fibonacci Day, 3rd May Fibonacci Day, 3rd May The Maths team are excited to celebrate our next whole school numeracy day on Wednesday 3rd May. 209 Resurrection Gardens 7a3 and 7c2 have been studying Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross. 210 Schools Gotta Sing Twenty six members of our choir sang their hearts out on Wednesday 29th March 2017, at the Mitchell Theatre in Hanley in front of a packed house. They were fantastic. 211 Charity Football Match for Red Nose Day Year 11 football team who beat the Year 10 football team 212 Academy students elected to join City Wide Youth Forum 213 Outdoor Classroom “A copse is an oasis for birds and creates a beautiful attractive feature for people to enjoy, and can be a great outdoor learning area or mini ‘forest’ school clas... 214 Maths Department celebrate Pi Day The Maths team are excited to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday 14th March 215 Music Department awarded Bronze Award 216 40 bags in 40 days lent challenge St Peter's Academy Lent Challenge starting today, 1st March. Motto '40 bags in 40 days' 217 St Peter's Academy successfully out of Special Measures St Peter’s Academy, has successfully come out of ‘special measures’ following an Ofsted inspection earlier this month. According to the report The Principal, with t... 218 Shakespeare brought to life for St Peter’s Academy Students Students from St Peter’s Academy travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon 28th February to take part in two special Shakespearian workshops 219 Fierce Event LZ7 are a group of professional musicians and trained communicators, inspiring and motivating young people about positive life choices. 220 Year 7 Futsal Team Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls Futsal team, who came 3rd in the City Futsal Tournament. 221 Attendance Matters In 2015/16, students who achieved 5 A*- C had an average attendance of 96%, in contrast, only 1 in 10 students with less than 90% attendance achieved this national expect... 222 KMF Young Engineer of the Year We are excited to be entering the KMF Young Engineer of the Year competition again this year. The theme this year is Lego and we are thrilled to be able to send 14 of our... 223 Sparks School This year sees St Peter’s Academy become a ‘Sparks’ school. 224 Leaders of our Future Recently I had the pleasure of escorting our Head Boy Gursharan Singh and Head Girl Niamh Thompson to a ‘Leaders of Our Future’ seminar at Stoke on Trent College 225 Shakespeare's birthplace On Tuesday 17th January, year 8 and year 9 students visited Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon. 226 Show My Homework 227 Christingle Service On the 7th December the Y7’s walked to Christchurch Church in Fenton for their Christingle Service. 228 CHILDREN’S ‘COMMUNITY’ CHRISTMAS BOX APPEAL This year students and staff at St Peter’s Academy are preparing Christmas Parcels in aid of supporting disadvantaged children in our local community 229 Fenton Lights switch on Wednesday 30th November the choir braved a chilly Wednesday evening in Fenton market square. 230 City Learning Trust On 17th November 2016 at the Council Chamber in Stoke Town Hall a selection of students were invited to attend Stoke-on-Trent 's City Learning Trust Debating event. 231 St Peter's debate society On Thursday November 17th 2016, a selection of pupils from St Peter’s debate society successfully made it through, for the second year running, to the semi-finals of SA... 232 SEND Parent/Carer Event SEND Parent/Carer Event, first of this Academic Year for all our SEND Students, Parents and Carers will be on Monday 14th November 2016 between 15.00 and 17.30. 233 Prayer Breakfast A huge thank you goes out to all those who faithfully support the regular Prayer events held at St Peter’s Academy 234 Remembrance 2016 2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme; one of the bloodiest battles in history. As a part of our act of remembrance this year our students created a field o... 235 Under 16 Girls Netball Success Congratulations and well done to the Under 16 Netball Team who came 2nd in the City Netball Tournament on the 3rd November. 236 Harvest Festival - Thank you from the Food Bank On behalf of the Newcastle Staffs Foodbank, I am writing to thank you for your tremendous donation of food from your Harvest celebration – your donations have helped us... 237 Delivering the Harvest produce On Thursday 20th October the St Peter’s Academy worship team enjoyed the privilege of distributing harvest produce, personally, to SANCTUS, OPEN DOOR and our local comm... 238 Harvest Thanksgiving We celebrated our Harvest Festival on Wednesday 19th October and this year we asked the students to support a number of charities including, ‘Foodbank’, ‘Sanctus’... 239 Year 11 Careers Event On the 18th October, we held a careers event for our Year 11 students in which they took a full and enthusiastic part in a day long programme of careers events. 240 Year 9 Democracy Day On Friday 14th October a group of Year 9 students were invited to the King’s Hall in Stoke to participate in ‘Democracy Day’. 241 Year 8 Spanish Food Tasting lesson A group of our Year 8 students were given the opportunity to have a taste of Spanish food during one of their language lessons. 242 Anti-Bullying Week 2016 St Peter's Academy will be taking part in the Anti-Bullying week 2016 from Monday 14th November to Friday 18th November. 243 St Peter's Academy U16's Football Victory! Under 16’s Football St. Peter’s Academy 11 v 0 Thistley Hough Academy 244 Year 8 & 9 Girls Football We are extremely proud of our Year 8 & 9 Girls Football Team who came 2nd in the North City Football tournament 245 Dougie Mac Bring A Pound Day We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all our students and staff who supported the Dougie Mac Bring a Pound day on 7th October 246 U16 Boys Football Team 11-0 Victory! We are incredibly proud of our U16 Boys Football Team who beat Thistley Hough a staggering 11-0 on Thursday 6th October 247 St. Peter’s Academy Badminton Success Congratulations to both the U14 and U16 badminton teams who won the north schools competition to go through to the county finals. 248 Dougie Mac 'Bring a Pound' Day - Friday 7th October We are proud to be supporting the Dougie Mac 'Bring a Pound Day' on Friday 7th October. Students can make their donation to the team of prefects who will be collecting in... 249 SALAD Day Tuesday 11th October We are proud to be holding our second, highly anticipated SALAD day where students have the opportunity to improve their oracy skills by using them in a variety of contex... 250 Year 8 and 9 Girls Futsal Success We are extremely proud of our Y8 & 9 Girls Futsal Team who won the North League on Thursday 29th September 251 Year 7 Welcome Service We would like to extend a very big thank you to all the parents, students and staff who attended and contributed to our Year 7 Welcome Service on Friday 30th September. 252 St Peter's Academy host U14's, U16's & U18's Netball Tournament St Peter's Academy recently hosted an international netball tournament with competitors coming from as far away as Australia. 253 Year 11 Parents Evening Year 11 parents evening was an excellent evening with a great turn out of both parents and students. There was a real buzz and positive attitude with a focus on a drive f... 254 Year 8 & 9 girls Futsal team We are extremely proud of our Y8 and 9 Girls Futsal Team who won the North League on Thursday 29th September 255 Harvest 2016 St Peter's Academy are celebrating Harvest on Wednesday 19th October 256 Open Evening Our Open Evening was a huge success and we are incredibly proud of our staff and students 257 G.A.S.P. G.A.S.P. God at St Peter's 258 GCSE Result Success We are proud to confirm that St. Peter’s Academy have continued to make the improvements, acknowledged by Ofsted. This was evidenced when our Year 11s collected their G... 259 Year 7 Summer School Over the Summer holidays Pet-Xi ran a summer school for twenty of our new year 7 students. 260 Soul Survivor 2016 Stafford County Showground. End of July. 18 staff, students, parents and children camping under the banner of St Peter's Academy. Over 6000 other people from all over the... 261 Year 7 Samba Workshop This month the music department has been getting loud with the help of Stoke 6th Form College. Some of our talented year 7 pupils joined in with a Samba workshop led by A... 262 St Peter's Academy Sports Day After weeks of build-up, on an overcast Friday morning, the whole school was re-housed at Northwood Stadium for the day. 263 Choir Rewards Trip to FLIPOUT St Peter’s Academy choir were recently treated to a fun day out to ‘Flipout’ as a reward for their dedication, hard work and commitment shown throuhgout the year. 264 Year 11 Prom The Year 11 Leavers’ Prom’ took place this year on Wednesday 29th June in the main ballroom at The Moat House. The venue was beautiful and the students did not disapp... 265 Year 7 students visit Christ Church CE Primary School Year & students were involved in a Pentecost Celebration at their previous primary school. 266 Euro 2016 Match Screening June 16th saw England kick off their first match of the Euro 2016 tournament against Wales. Some of St Peter’s Academy students and staff chose to watch the match with... 267 BBC Micro Bits All Year 7 students have taken part in the BBC Micro Bits programme 268 Emma Bridgewater "Hot Air Literacy Festival" St Peter’s Academy had the fantastic opportunity of taking ten Y9 pupils to the ‘Hot Air Literary Festival’, on 9th and 10th June, where they were able to attend an... 269 Humanities Trip to WW1 Battlefields During half term this year 36 students and staff visited the WW1 Battlefields of Belgium and France on a 3 day tour. The purpose of the trip was to augment students under... 270 Moonlight Walk St Peter’s Academy to host the Dougie Mac’s MINI Moonlight Walk again. 271 Performing Arts Trip to London On the 26th-27th May a group of Yr 9 and Yr 10 students travelled to London for a Performing Arts Theatre Trip. The trip included a dance workshop at Pineapple Dance... 272 Choir and Worship Team make "Thank you" presentation On Monday 23rd May the Choir and Worship Team presented Paul Critchley with a keyboard in appreciation for his years of service and contribution to collective worship at... 273 Scholastic Book Club Summer edition The Scholastic book club Summer edition is available to view and order from 274 Sentinel Shield Final St Peter’s Academy Year 11 & 10 Football Team runners up in the Sentinel Shield Final played at Port Vale on Friday 13th May 2016 275 Young Engineer of the Year On Thursday 12th of May 6 Students from year 10 Emma Louise Allen, Freya Gough, Tom Hollins, Kian Minor, Sarah Moss and Declan Wall represented the school at the KMF Youn... 276 Year 11 Football Team We are proud of our Year 11 boys football team who beat Madeley in the semi final of the Sentinel's Schools Shield, they will now go on to play the final at Vale Park. 277 Year 7 Horrible Histories Trip On the 22nd April, 30 Year 7 pupils enjoyed a trip to the Regent Theatre to watch ‘Horrible Histories Live: Incredible Invaders’. 278 Young Engineer of the Year On Wednesday 16th April 6 of our Year 10 students represented the academy at the KMF Young Engineer of the Year competition. 279 Year 7 Live Lessons - BBC micro:bit The BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, is being given free to every child in year 7 or eq... 280 Sports Relief 2016 We all had great fun raising money for Sports Relief 2016 281 Year 11 Students attend Medical Careers Day On March 9th we were lucky enough to be awarded places to attend the annual Medical Careers Day at Keele University. 282 Rewards Trip To Old Trafford 12 academy students were selected to visit Old Trafford to see Manchester United defeat FC Midtjylland as a reward for their fabulous attitude to learning grades. 283 GCSE Music Recital Year 11 and 10 GCSE music pupils took part in the annual GCSE Recital evening. 284 SASCAL Youth Speaking Competition We are proud of our Y9's Emma Poppinger, Aiden Campbell and Sarah Porter who took part in the SASCAL Youth Speaking Competition on Thursday 4th February 285 School Winter Games Thursday 28th January saw 5 of Year 9 boys, Aaron Rafiq, Will Humphreys, Tarran-Ryan Aujla, Jamie Price-Grundy and Ethan Blundred represent Stoke North Schools at the Cou... 286 Sports Relief On Friday 18th March we will be supporting Sports Relief, students can make a £1 donation to come to school in sportswear 287 Kinder +Sport Futsal Cup Boys Area Finals 2015-2016 Our Y11 Boys Futsal Team were chosen by Port Vale to represent them in the Area Finals 288 Premier League Enterprise Programme On Tuesday 12th January, 13 Y7's had the opportunity to go to the Britannia Stadium to work with the Stoke City Community Trust 289 Fundraising day for Save the Children Over £650 raised for Save the Children 290 Christmas Lunch On Tuesday 15th December we had our annual Christmas Lunch, in a change to the norm, members of staff donned their aprons and served the students and we all had a thoroug... 291 Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone - Well Done to all those who helped to make our first production a huge success 292 SASCAL Art Competition We are proud to have had three of our students' work selected to represent the County as part of the SASCAL summer exhibition. 293 Outstanding Attitude to Learming Rewards trip to the Repertory Theatre for Outstanding Attitudes to Learning 294 PTA Fundraising A huge thank you to the PTA for another round of fundraising 295 Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 18th December Come to school in Christmas colours or a Christmas jumper to show your support for Save the Children 296 Meet the Principal Evening Wednesday 16th December 18:00 - Meet the Principal Evening. There will be a presentation and informal conversations. 297 SEN Parent/Carer Event We are pleased to announce our first SEN Parent/Carer event which will be taking place on Monday 14th December from 15:30 - 17:30 298 Christmas Lunch Christmas Lunch will be served on Tuesday 15th December. 299 Year 7 Christmas Party Our Year 7 Christmas Party will be taking place on Friday 11th December 300 Year 7 Girls Athletics Congratulations to the Y7 Girls Athletics Team who came 2nd in the City Cup. 301 Christmas Attendance Challenge If you attend every day from the 01 December to the 17 December 2015, then you will be entered into a prize draw for your year. 302 Harvest Collection We are proud to have donated 'over 400' meals to the 'Newcastle-Staffs Food Bank' following our Annual Harvest Assembly. 303 Scholastic Book Club The latest Scholastic Book Club order form is available 304 Thursday 19th November - Y9 Visit to the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham On Thursday 19th November, our Y9 students will be visiting the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham 305 November 2015 Newsletter Our November 2015 Newsletter is available to download 306 Operation Christmas Child This term we are supporting Operation Christmas Child ran by the charity 'Samaritan's Purse'. 307 Bugsy Malone Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November 6pm Tickets for the upcoming Bugsy Malone production are on sale now from the Academy Office - £4 Adults £2 Children. The show will run over two nights - Thursday 26th and... 308 Year 11 PPE's Y11 PPE's will be taking place during the week commencing Monday 9th November 309 Year 11 Post 16 and Careers Event On Thursday 22nd October our Y11 students had the opportunity to take part in a Post 16 & Careers event 310 Prayer Breakfast On Saturday 3rd October our prayer group met to enjoy a time of prayer and fellowship whilst tucking into a delicious continental breakfast.