Principal's Welcome


Welcome to the St. Peter’s C of E Academy website. I am confident you will find it a useful combination of reference, information and news.

I joined St. Peter’s in September 2015, having overseen a dramatic increase in 5A*-C (including English and Maths) GCSE results at my previous school from 22% in 2010 to 60% in 2015. I can say with complete confidence that St. Peter’s Academy has now embarked upon a similar upward trajectory in terms of standards, teaching and learning and behaviour. Our most recent Ofsted report published in February 2017, stated that the Academy has completely transformed and has a positive and ambitious culture.

At St. Peter’s we are committed to inspiring students to achieve. We have recently revised our core values at the Academy. Service, Thankfulness, Peace, Empathy, Trust, Endurance and Reverence and the staff and students here live and breathe these every day. We welcome all faiths and none, but are proud to be the only Church of England 11-16 provision in Stoke-on-Trent. Christianity runs through the Academy at every level.

We are achievement focused in all aspects of academy life. Here at the Academy, we have a positive Christian ethos with an emphasis on teaching and learning. Students are challenged to reach their potential, because they are set high targets and the Academy expects the highest standards of all students and staff.

Our aim is to produce enthusiastic and lifelong learners, by nurturing self-esteem and promoting independence and leadership. Attitude to Learning grades are awarded every lesson of every day. This allows us to recognise and reward all students who deserve it, regardless of their starting point. We are genuinely student-centred in everything we do and the Academy Council are a very influential group when it comes to setting and reviewing our policies and procedures.

St. Peter’s boasts a state of the art, vibrant learning environment and impressive resources for our students so they can flourish. Our classrooms encourage creativity and we have in excess of 400 student computers, laptops and iPads. The Academy has a chapel for worship and quiet contemplation. The sporting facilities are some of the best in the city with a full-size 3G pitch and multi-purpose sports hall. These are currently used by national associations, professional football clubs and local teams. Please visit our lettings section if you are interested in hiring any of our facilities.

We understand the importance of communication and believe in a true partnership between all stakeholders – teachers, support staff, students, parents, primary schools, governors, trustees, the church and the wider community. 

You can always be assured a very warm welcome so please contact us and arrange a visit.

Michael Astley