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St Peter's Academy 01 Lit Fest On the 13th July SPA students dropped everything and read in every lesson for 10 minutes when our Lit Fest anthem sounde...

13th July, 2017

Lit Fest

Please click here for all the information on the Lit Fest and to see some photos of the day.

St Peter's Academy 02 Dougie Mac Moonlight Walk Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7.00pm

30th June, 2017

Dougie Mac Moonlight Walk

Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7.00pm

A reminder that St Peter’s Academy will be hosting the Dougie Mac Moonlight Walk, which will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.  This will be the 3rd time the Academy has helped with this hugely successful, fun filled event and this year, for the first time, it is ‘All Kids Allowed’ which means under 16’s can take part as long as they are accompanied by an adult although as in previous years this is a female only event 

If anyone would like to run a stall in the event village e.g. face painting, nail art, hand massage, a hair and beauty type stall please contact Mrs Fox on cfox1@spa.woodard.co.uk or call 882500. 

                                                  

  

 

 

St Peter's Academy 03 Year 11 Prom The Year 11 Leavers’ Prom’ took place this year on Thursday 22nd June in the main ballroom at The Moat House

28th June, 2017

Year 11 Prom

The Year 11 Leavers’ Prom’ took place this year on Thursday 22nd June in the main ballroom at The Moat House. The venue was beautiful and the students looked fantastic in their chosen outfits.

Once the students and their families had finished taking pictures on arrival, they sat down to a lovely two course meal and the nominations went ahead for best dressed male and female

I would like to congratulate Ethan Rotherham for best dressed male and Filomena Kotomaikaciwa for best dressed female

After the awards ceremony it was time for the students and staff to dance the night away.

Overall it was a fantastic night and I would like to thank both the students for their excellent behaviour and also the staff who gave up their time to supervise the event.

To see pictures of the Prom please click here

For further pictures click here

And for pictures of staff and pupils please click here

St Peter's Academy 04 SPA Lit Fest 2017 On the 13th July SPA students will drop everything and read in EVERY lesson for 10 minutes

28th June, 2017

SPA Lit Fest 2017

SPA Lit Fest 2017

On the 13th July SPA students will drop everything and read in EVERY lesson for 10 minutes when our Lit Fest anthem sounds! This day provides the students with exciting opportunities to read for pleasure and to access a range of reading materials.

On this day Students will be able to volunteer to take part in the sponsored reading event.

The money raised will be used to improve the school’s library. Students can will nominate either how many books they wish to read or a number of hours they will read for. They will also be given house points for each book/hour. Students can choose between: free reading, bronze, silver or gold reading lists. The number of points they receive will increase if they choose a harder book. All students participating in the sponsored read will spend the Lit Fest day reading.

 

Other activities taking place on this day are:

BOOKS ON CD: During the day some students will be recording themselves reading children’s books on to CD and these will be given to the children’s wards at UHNS

 
BOOKSHARE: Donated books (from staff and students) will be sold for between 20p and £1 to raise further funds.
 
EXPERT TEACHERS: High ability students will be giving master classes and/or mini-lectures to other classes during the week as well as creating recommended read posters to display around the school
 
Primary School Links: Some students will be visiting primary schools to read to or with younger students.

 

 

St Peter's Academy 05 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 competit...

26th June, 2017

KMF Young Engineer of the Year Final

Young Engineer of the Year is about providing the next generation with the skills needed by industry, it addresses the STEM skills gap and opens up career paths for students within our local area. There will be specific milestones throughout the process that nurture and develop these skills.

Aspiration, Ambition and Fun are the key elements of our competition.

On Friday 16th of June 10 Students from year 10 represented the school at the KMF Young Engineering of the Year competition at the Sir Stanley Matthews sports centre.

Testing their Lego robot against 26 other schools in a series of missions.

After an inspiring talk from Jason Bradbury of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show where he outlined the purpose of the day and his expectation of the teams the activities begun.

Throughout the morning pupils had to present to a team of judges and had time to refine and test their robots.

The team did well improving their score in each round and narrowly missed reaching the Semi-finals with and impressive score of over 200 points for their timed 2 and half minute round. 

However the pupil’s most favorite part of the day was when Titan the robot turned up to complete a live performance. Before the final results were announced and prizes given

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St Peter's Academy 06 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

26th June, 2017

A message from the Staffordshire Police Child Exploitation Team

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. This means that anyone that you are linked to on snapchat can locate exactly where you are, which building you are in and exact whereabouts within the building.

If you pinch the screen, your location will be shown. To disable this you click on the settings button (the cog) whilst on this screen and tick ...the option 'ghost mode'. This will then be disabled.

Be safe when using social media.

 

St Peter's Academy 07 Year 11 'Save the Dates'

22nd June, 2017

Year 11 'Save the Dates'

 

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St Peter's Academy 08 Harry Potter Conference Year 9 Higher Achieving students attend a Harry Potter Convention

21st June, 2017

Harry Potter Conference

On the 20th June a group of our Higher Achieving Year 9 students took part in an exciting opportunity. The Year 9 Harry Potter Conference was provided to inspire our students to aspire to aim for University.

The day introduced new subjects such as Film & Media, Law and Accounting using the familiar subject of Harry Potter to spark discovery, learning and inspiration with a range of interactive sessions. Students were also given a tour of the Campus and they had a nice lunch break taking in the gardens of Keele Hall.

We are very proud of the students, they attended in uniform; their behavior was impeccable. They took a full part in the sessions, questioning the lecturers, answering questions and coming up with innovative ideas and concepts, particularly in the Film and Media session.

Well done, everyone!

St Peter's Academy 9 White Water Writers 3 students have been selected to attend the White Water Writer's event

20th June, 2017

White Water Writers

St Peter's Excellence Academy is delighted to announce that Shyen Ibrahim, Daisy Whitfield and Abigail Durose have been selected to participate in the White Water Writer's project. White Water Writers is a literacy project that enables groups of up to ten writers to write and publish their own novel within five days. With an idea for the novel facilitated by university students , the students  take the idea, develop it, draft it, proof it, refine it and polish it. After four and a half days – they publish it.

 
White Water Writer's week-long writing camps develop literacy and communication skills, teamwork and attention to detail whilst raising attainment and achievement as well as aspirations and self-esteem.
 
Developed by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London and Keele University. Fully supported by academic research and grounded in proven educational and psychological theory.
 
This is an exciting opportunity for our students and we look forward to presenting the novel to parents and the wider community when it is published.
St Peter's Academy 10 Information from Staffordshire Police We have been asked to contact all parents on behalf of Staffordshire Police.

16th June, 2017

Information from Staffordshire Police

We have been asked to contact all parents on behalf of Staffordshire Police.

Could you please review whether your child uses Instagram social media and if they do whether they have had contact from, are 'following' or are 'followed by' user name "ali_love_you_2017" or similar.

If this is the case could you please retain the device and contact the police quoting ref.065304/06/2017 for attention of Pc 25187 Hoole.

 

 

St Peter's Academy 11 KMF Engineering Final KMF Engineering Final Today at NULC

16th June, 2017

KMF Engineering Final

Wishing our students good luck for the KMF Engineering Final taking place today at Newcastle Under Lyme College.  

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St Peter's Academy 12 Girls Tennis Tournament 1st in the girls Tennis tournament at Florence Tennis Club.

13th June, 2017

Girls Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to Olivia Brookes and Manuela Delle for coming 1st in the girls Tennis tournament yesterday afternoon, at Florence Tennis Club.


Also, Katie Taylor and Libby Cliffe who finished 4th, meaning that St Peter's came 2nd in the City as a team.

Well done girls!

 

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St Peter's Academy 13 Athletics News SPA students competed in the City of Stoke on Trent at the County Championships

12th June, 2017

Athletics News

SPA students competed in the City of Stoke on Trent at the County Championships on Saturday and 3 have qualified to represent Staffordshire at the Mason Trophy Competition at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham next Saturday.

Only 2 from each event qualified and they were competing against some of the best athletes from all Districts in Staffordshire. This means they are the best or 2nd best in the County!!  

If they win next week, they will go onto the All England Championships and represent the West Midlands against all other Regions from across the Country.

Haziq Hussain (100m - 2nd and 200m - 1st)

Owen Sproston (80m Hurdles - 1st and Javelin - 2nd)

Kizito Etumnu (Shot - 1st)

 

Other students who competed at the event but missed out on qualification were:

Alec Batila Mountsompa - 100m Hurdles (3rd)

Olivia Brookes - Javelin (9th)

Hope Skerratt - Shot (8th)

St Peter's Academy 14 SPA Students take part in mock election vote Yesterday both St Peter’s students and the nation went to the polls.

9th June, 2017

SPA Students take part in mock election vote

Please click here to see our results

St Peter's Academy 15 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.

5th June, 2017

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 on 30th May.

They were spoken to by various people from the Armed Services to Universities to a Premier League Official to show them the types of jobs and courses available to them.

The pupils engagement and behaviour was fantastic and were a real credit to the Academy and themselves.

      

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St Peter's Academy 16 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

26th May, 2017

Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017

Dougie Mac 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk – Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7.00pm

St Peter’s Academy will be hosting the Dougie Mac Moonlight Walk, which will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.  This will be the 3rd time the Academy has helped with this hugely successful, fun filled event and this year, for the first time, it is ‘All Kids Allowed’ which means under 16’s can take part as long as they are accompanied by an adult although as in previous years this is a female only event 

If anyone would like to run a stall in the event village e.g. face painting, nail art, hand massage, a hair and beauty type stall please contact Mrs Fox on cfox1@spa.woodard.co.uk or call 882500. 

 Regular updates will be on the Academy and DougieMac website, as well as our Facebook page. 

 

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St Peter's Academy 17 Year 9's win City Football Final Congratulations to the Year 9 football team who won the City Football Final on 24.5.17

25th May, 2017

Year 9's win City Football Final

 

Congratulations to the Year 9 football team who won the City Final on 24.5.17 with a final score of 4-2. It was a great comeback as they were 2-1 down at half time so showed great determination to finish up winners.

Special mention for Sonny Bates who scored all 4 goals with the 4th being an absolute "worldy" as he hit a dipping volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.

 

 

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St Peter's Academy 18 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 classma...

22nd May, 2017

Walk for Chloe

Walk for Chloe

Wednesday 17th May saw four intrepid walkers, Kim Moyo, Megan Hollins, Lauren Davis & Kacey Jones, along with Mrs O'Connor, walk nearly six and half miles in the pouring rain in support of one of their classmates Chloe Pepper who had been involved in a car accident.

Spirits were high on the route with lots of singing and people gave generously to the appeal. Chloe and her aunt were thrilled to see the group and over £200 was raised in total.

    

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St Peter's Academy 19 Oxford University Visit On Thursday 18th of May five year 10 students visited Oxford University

19th May, 2017

Oxford University Visit

On Thursday 18th of May five year 10 students: Ayesha Adeel, Asam Shakeel Humayra Sultana, Hamza Yousaf and Oman Hussain were given the exciting opportunity of visiting Oxford University with Newcastle Under Lyme College students .

During this day the students were given an insight into life at Oxford University; they had taster classes, a tour of the UNIV campus and enjoyed lunch in the great hall, along with current Oxford University Students.

The day was a huge success and the students were commended by the staff at Oxford University for their insightful questioning skills and overall enthusiasm. As an Academy, we look forward to many more Russell Group University visits.

 

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St Peter's Academy 20 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 lea...

16th May, 2017

Charity Cricket Match

 

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.


The pupils played a 3 game series with Mr Ramzan's team winning all 3 games though Mr Astley insisted that 'cricket' was the winner! Stand out players for Mr Ramzan were Will Stazaker for his batting and Qays Mahmood for his all round play. Whilst in Mr Astley's team Subhaan Awais retired on 16 in game 2 whilst Josh Zikmanis contained well with his bowling and fielding.

Well done to all as they played all 3 games in the spirit it was intended!

 

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St Peter's Academy 21 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

15th May, 2017

Year 9 semi final victory against OSSMA

On Thursday 11th of May, year 9’s football team played against OSSMA in the semi final of the City cup and came out victorious with the score of 2-0 with Cameron Causley scoring to put the team in the lead early in the first half after an intense game of football.

In the second half St Peter’s maintained the lead with better possession showing their dominance as they have in all games since the start. With 10 minutes left of the game Lewis Ibbs scored the 2nd goal to secure the lead.

All respect to OSSMA for giving it their best and not giving up. Well done to Cameron C, Lewis I, Oliver S, Liam A, Josh E, Dan R, Dan A, Halim N, Luca G, Sonny B, Clayton S, Bartosz and Eren A. A great win for St Peter’s academy continuing their unbeaten streak.

 

St Peter's Academy 22 Students visit to the City Central Mosque Hanley 2017 Some students from SPA had the privilege of visiting Hanley Central Mosque

11th May, 2017

Students visit to the City Central Mosque Hanley 2017

Our Visit to the City Central Mosque Hanley 2017

Some students from SPA had the privilege of visiting Hanley Central Mosque yesterday. We were met by Iftikar Ahmed Community Cohesion Officer.  To see the students comments please click here.

St Peter's Academy 23 40 Bags 40 Days Lent Challenge Thank you to everyone who contributed

4th May, 2017

40 Bags 40 Days Lent Challenge

St Peter's Academy Lent Challenge - Started on 1st March 2017 . Motto '40 bags in 40 days'. We are collecting charity items and will donate the 40 bags to the 'Children's Society' in Meir.

26 bags collected and delivered to the 'Children's Society' over the Easter Holidays

Thank you to everyone who contributed. Especially the efforts of Paige Hill Y9 and Hannah Wright Y9 who donated 16 bags between them .

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St Peter's Academy 24 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...

4th May, 2017

Inter-House Spring Photography Competition

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St Peter's Academy 25 A Night at the Musicals The cast, the crew and the staff involved ensured that this show was simply fabulous.

4th May, 2017

A Night at the Musicals

The cast, the crew and the staff involved ensured that this show was simply fabulous.

The first half was filled with amazing performances from Cats, Chicago, Hairspray and Les Miserables to name but a selection.

After the interval there was a wonderfully performed Grease, it was a well cast second half, with a truly talented duo in the Characters of Danny and Sandy. Supported by Kenickie, Frenchie and our own amazing Rizzo. Not forgetting a surprise cameo in the role of Vince Fontaine.

This was a 'must see' show!

To see a few images

click here for Chicago

click here for Les Mis

click here for Grease

  

    

     

 

St Peter's Academy 26 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.

3rd May, 2017

Fibonacci Day, 3rd May

The Maths team are excited to celebrate our next whole school numeracy day on Wednesday 3rd May. We've chosen to celebrate Fibonacci Day as it is a very important sequence where the next number is the two previous ones added together. The sequence starts: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34... We chose 3rd May (3/5) because 3 and 5 are consecutive numbers in the sequence.

On Wednesday, every lesson should have a brief numeracy starter which is relevant to the subject you are in. It may be based on number sequences or it may be based on putting events in order or finding and using a pattern. During period 5, you will have a special quiz - the winning group in each year will receive a prize.

 

 

St Peter's Academy 27 Resurrection Gardens 7a3 and 7c2 have been studying Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross.

17th April, 2017

Resurrection Gardens

Before Easter 7a3 and 7c2 were studying Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross.

Here are a few of the resurrection gardens they made.

 

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And this is the famous cake garden.

 

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St Peter's Academy 28 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...

29th March, 2017

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.

To see a report on the event please click here

St Peter's Academy 29 Charity Football Match for Red Nose Day Year 11 football team who beat the Year 10 football team

24th March, 2017

Charity Football Match for Red Nose Day

Well done to the Year 11 football team who beat the Year 10 football team, in the charity match on Friday 24th March. Goals from Will Stazaker, Jacob Cartwright, Callum Lovatt and Waqas Hussain sealed the 5-0 victory. Man of the match was Callum Lovatt.

 

St Peter's Academy 30 Academy students elected to join City Wide Youth Forum

22nd March, 2017

Academy students elected to join City Wide Youth Forum

Today, 22nd March is voting day for the Youth Parliament election. All of our students will have the opportunity to vote for their chosen candidate. 

To see the manifestos for our remaining 4 candidates please click the link by each name.

Tiegan Twigg click here

Olivia Jackson click here

Poppy Wilson click here

Hayley Edwards click here

We are waiting for final confirmation of vote numbers but it appears at the moment that we had the most votes cast of any school in the city.

Click here to see the results, unfortunately none of our candidates could beat the promise of free wifi but all of them now have a place on the city wide youth forum and have their first meeting tonight.

 

St Peter's Academy 31 Outdoor Classroom “A copse is an oasis for birds and creates a beautiful attractive feature for people to enjoy, and can be a great outdoo...

15th March, 2017

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 classroom for children to learn in. In our copse pack you’ll get 10 each of silver birch, rowan and wild cherry.”

We have a pack of 30 trees arriving at St Peter’s and will be planted on Wednesday 15th March 2017.  The trees are free and are a result of applying for a pack from the Woodland Trust.

The aim is to create an outdoor learning space that can be used by all faculties and staff.

The trees will be planted in a rough circle with enough space to allow light into the area but enclosed enough to feel like a small forest.

Examples of how this area will be used include:

A Science lesson on life cycles of plants including a discussion on the types of trees planted and the habitat they create.

An Art lesson on observational drawing/painting techniques.

A ‘Forest School’ lesson teaching bushcraft/camping skills contributing to the social and emotional learning of students.

A Performing Arts space for productions and practice.

A (weather appropriate) quiet space for students to reflect or calm down.

We shall use the existing ‘amphitheatre’ area of the school grounds.  This area would allow for a tiered planting of trees on multiple levels to allow light into the “room”.  The concreted area in the centre of the space would allow for wheelchair and disabled access at all times of the year.  The area provides unobstructed south facing views allowing for sunlight to benefit the trees and allow more light to enter.

The trees will need a spacing of 2 meters to allow for growth. When planted the trees will be saplings and will require protection from the elements and animals (staking and wrapping). After 5 years the trees will be a few meters tall and well established.

To see some photographs taken when the saplings were planted please click here

St Peter's Academy 32 Maths Department celebrate Pi Day The Maths team are excited to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday 14th March

14th March, 2017

Maths Department celebrate Pi Day

The Maths team are excited to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday 14th March - it's this day since Pi starts 3.14 and in America they write the date for Tuesday 14th March as 3.14. To commemorate this we are having a whole school numeracy day: in every lesson there will be a numeracy starter which is relevant to the subject and during period 5, there is a special quiz with the winning group in each year receiving a prize.

Also, we will be holding our first ever Pi Dr...op in B02 during break and lunchtime. If you can recite the digits of pi, come and enter and earn points for your house. We're also on the hunt for our inaugural St Peter's Academy Pi Drop champion, the person who can recite Pi to the greatest number of decimal places.

St Peter's Academy 33 Music Department awarded Bronze Award

1st March, 2017

Music Department awarded Bronze Award

St Peter's Academy Music Department has been awarded the 'Bronze Excellence in Music Provision Award' by Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Hub. The award recognises, amongst many strengths, the commitment to provide our pupils with contemporary schemes of work, instrumental tuition and extra curricular activities.'

'This month in the music department 75 of the pupils in year 7 are taking part in a Musical Theatre Workshop. The pupils are learning to perform songs and routines from a wide variety of musicals including 'Matilda', 'Wiz' and 'Newsies'. There will be a concert at the end of term for families of the pupils to attend. All pupils are working hard and it promises to be a brilliant event.'
 

St Peter's Academy 34 40 bags in 40 days lent challenge St Peter's Academy Lent Challenge starting today, 1st March. Motto '40 bags in 40 days'

1st March, 2017

40 bags in 40 days lent challenge

St Peter's Academy Lent Challenge - Started on 1st March 2017 . Motto '40 bags in 40 days'. We are collecting charity items and will donate the 40 bags to the 'Children's Society' in Meir.

05.04.2017 Lent Challenge coming along nicely!

 

 

St Peter's Academy 35 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. A...

28th February, 2017

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 the support of his reshaped senior team, has transformed this school. It now has a positive and ambitious culture’.

To read the recent media report click here

 

St Peter's Academy 36 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 Shakespearia...

28th February, 2017

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.

Full information of the trip can be found here

 

St Peter's Academy 37 Fierce Event LZ7 are a group of professional musicians and trained communicators, inspiring and motivating young people about positiv...

8th February, 2017

Fierce Event

LZ7 are a group of professional musicians and trained communicators, inspiring and motivating young people about positive life choices. They use the universal language of their music to inspire, motivate and reach young people with a positive message ranging from life- choices, self-esteem, self-harm and bullying.

Yesterday we had the privilege of welcoming LZ7 into St Peter’s Academy to perform to our young people. The event was a resounding success and the students responded really positively. In face the feedback from both staff and students has been amazing.

From the start, LZ7 kept a relevance and honesty about their music, which comes from a heart that sees the best in young people. Throughout their performance the band shared personal experiences and inspirational stories from their own lives, which gave the students an insight and deeper perspective of where they come from, what they are all about and what their message was all about.

‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is your destiny, make a purpose today’!

Since 2005, the band has been into thousands of schools around the world with regular school tours in New Zealand, Holland, USA and of course the UK.

To see information about the event on Friday 10th February click here /uploads/asset_file/3_262_fierce-event-questions.pdf

 

St Peter's Academy 38 Year 7 Futsal Team Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls Futsal team, who came 3rd in the City Futsal Tournament.

26th January, 2017

Year 7 Futsal Team

Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls Futsal team, who came 3rd in the City Futsal Tournament, and finished 1st in the north area to qualify for the County Tournament.


Results were as follows:


St Peter's 1-0 Haywood
St Peter's 0-1 St Thomas More
St Peter's 1-1 St Joseph's
St Peter's 6-1 Birches Head
St Peter's 2-0 Ormiston Horizon
St Peter's 0-0 Discovery

 

Team Members are: Tilly Atherton, Jade Chandler, Deanna Buckley, Nia Speirs, Bethany Bridgwood, Sophie Wright and Kara Davis

St Peter's Academy 39 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...

25th January, 2017

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 expectation.

As evidenced in the statement above, we are all aware of the strong link between a student’s attendance and their achievement, but good attendance is also an essential component of a successful Academy.  At SPA, as part of our aim to support every student in fulfilling their potential, we are striving to achieve the Academy target of 96% attendance which we set ourselves at the beginning of the year. We are certain that each and every student within the Academy will reap the rewards from an overall improvement in attendance.  In order to meet this target and to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of maximising their achievement, a collective effort is required together with support and commitment for our parent / carer community.  Please do all that you can to ensure that you child is present in the Academy unless there is a robust and compelling reason for their absence.

News from the first Half Term of Autumn

Since the Academy returned following the summer break Mrs Astley (Attendance Intervention Manager) and Miss Lomax (Attendance Officer) have further increased the focus upon the importance of good attendance and punctuality. We hope that all students and parents are now aware of the clear correlation between attendance, achievement and ambition and understand that if students are to achieve their potential during their time at SPA they need to attend on-time, every day.

To get the year off to a great start we held a tutor group competition for September which saw some excellent levels of attendance. The winning forms are listed below and were the recipients of chocolates.  

Year 7- Miss Grant -99.5%

Year 8- Miss Gloyne -95.3%

Year 9- Ms Mullany --97.2%

Year 10- Mr Bains -97.6%

Year 11- Miss Edwards -98.8%

During the second week of November we have also seen the winners of the first half term attendance awards. Members of these forms have demonstrated an excellent attitude to attendance and have provided a wonderful example that we hope the rest of the Academy will aspire to. To recognise their efforts they were treated to hot chocolate with marshmallows and cakes during break time. The winning forms are listed below.

Year 7- Mrs Brabbs -97.8%

Year 8- Mr Hooker -96%

Year 9- Mr Courneya-97%

Year 10- Mr Bains -95.2%

Year 11- Miss Edwards -98.3%

This half term will see this prize awarded to the tutor group with the most improved attendance compared to last half term and these break time treats will be served during the second week back in January.

General Attendance Information

If your child is ill or absent for any reason, please contact the Academy daily by one of the following methods:

· Telephone: 01782 882500 select option 1 to leave a message or speak to the Attendance Officer.

· Email:  attendance@spa.woodard.co.uk

Please provide the student’s full name, year and full details of why they are absent.  Please indicate how long they may be absent and note that in the first instance we require daily contact to keep us informed.

If for any reason you suspect that a matter within the Academy is affecting your child’s attendance, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work with them to resolve any difficulties.

At the end of term an attendance and punctuality update on every individual student will be sent home by post.  We encourage you to look out for this and take any requested action promptly.

General Punctuality Information

Please ensure that you child is on site by 8.30 a.m. every day. 

Late detentions are held on Friday from 3.00 p.m. and students are required to make up any time that they have missed throughout the day due to poor punctuality between the previous Friday and Thursday of that week.  Written notifications for late detentions are issued to students on Thursdays during Period 5.  If your child wishes to receive more information on where their late minutes have been accrued or disputes a late detention they should speak with Mrs Astley or Miss Lomax before the end of break on Friday.   Please encourage your child to be prompt to lessons and to co-operate with any detentions issued if lateness does occur.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

St Peter's Academy 40 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 Leg...

24th January, 2017

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 eager and committed Year 10 students to compete against high schools across the City.

This year KMF are teaming up with Newcastle-under-Lyme College and Staffordshire University challenging students of local schools to unleash their creativity and build, program and test real-life robotics technology.

The Team are to visit Newcastle-under-Lyme College Tuesday 24th January 2017.

 

St Peter's Academy 41 Sparks School This year sees St Peter’s Academy become a ‘Sparks’ school.

24th January, 2017

Sparks School

This year sees St Peter’s Academy become a ‘Sparks’ school. This allows students the opportunity to engage with clay and the many ways of working in this wonderful material. With the help of Katie Leonard and Jo Ayre from the BCB Clay Foundation, students from all year groups will get to experience clay in their classwork. Annie Sanderson from Unity is also on hand to give students the opportunity to gain an Arts mark Bronze Award.

To start off this exciting partnership, Year 9 students were involved in producing porcelain clay pea and bean pods.  These were commissioned for the “Clay Comrades” art installation at the Lost Gardens Event at Festival Park.

St Peter's Academy 42 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...

24th January, 2017

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.

All senior prefects from the various schools and academies across the city attended and the afternoon consisted of leadership activities and motivational lectures from college tutors and local business people.

Guest speakers included: Kevin Smith, Principal of Stoke on Trent College, Mark Whittaker, Director of Marketing, Trevor Humphreys, Sports Leader who presented a motivational winners talk and Sara Williams CEO of Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce who also shared her experiences on how to succeed.

Gursharan said: It was nice getting together with other Head boys and girls in the area. We learnt a lot from one another. My favourite part of the afternoon was interacting with others in the group tasks especially when we had to list famous and current leaders in rank order, giving our reasons why. This caused a lot of controversy and provoked much discussion amongst our group.

Niamh said: It provided excellent ideas on how to be a good leader. I especially enjoyed the seminar on motivation.

St Peter's Academy 43 Shakespeare's birthplace On Tuesday 17th January, year 8 and year 9 students visited Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

17th January, 2017

Shakespeare's birthplace

On Tuesday 17th January, year 8 and year 9 students visited Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They took part in two interactive workshops where they 'brushed up' on their Shakespeare and did some in depth analysis of key scenes from 'Romeo and Juliet.' Students also had the opportunity to tour Shakespeare's birthplace. The visit was a success and students had a fantastic day out.
 
The visit will run again on 28th February for year 9 students but hurry as places are booking up fast!
St Peter's Academy 44 Show My Homework

2nd January, 2017

Show My Homework

Show My Homework Update

As you may already be aware, at the start of the Academic Year we re-launched our homework policy and in conjunction with that, we are continuing to use the Show My Homework software.

Show My Homework allows you to monitor homework from home and gives parents an insight into the types of tasks that are being issued. It also allows parents to view timelines and frequency of homework set. At St. Peter’s we have a homework policy which states that homework should be set in a ratio of 1:3, meaning one homework should be set for every three lessons taught.

I am pleased to state that following communication with Show My Homework Support Team, we are above the levels they would expect for both teacher and student engagement. This is fantastic news as homework remains a key area for St. Peter’s.

If you are unsure how to use Show My Homework, or have never logged on, please follow the links on our school website for a quick guide on the software and how to use it. Please also keep a look out on our website for upcoming events as a “Parent’s Guide to Show My Homework” is in the pipeline!

If you don’t have a PIN number to log on, don’t worry, we can issue you with one. If your son/daughter is in Year 8-11, just get them to ask a member of staff and they can provide the PIN for you. If your son/daughter is in Year 7, then get them to come to me and I will issue them with both e students and a parent PIN for you to use.

If you have any queries surrounding the use of Show My Homework, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the Academy. My e-mail is: gpickford1@spa.woodard.co.uk

St Peter's Academy 45 Christingle Service On the 7th December the Y7’s walked to Christchurch Church in Fenton for their Christingle Service.

7th December, 2016

Christingle Service

On the 7th December the Y7’s walked to Christchurch Church in Fenton for their Christingle Service. The Choir’s newest and youngest members made their first solo and extremely nervous debut appearance at the Year 7 Christingle Service in front of their peers, blessing them with their own special rendition of the ‘Christingle Song’

Student Comments From Y7 Students

Matthew Lawton –I didn’t really know what to expect but I really enjoyed the service especially lighting the candles.

Kirsty Olive – It was beautiful and felt really special sitting in the dark singing in the candlelight.

Charlie Knowles – I love singing in the choir, it was extra special today though because we were singing for our own friends in Year 7. A Christmas Prayer, Joy to the World is a really lovely song which reminds us of what Christmas is really all about.  ‘Joy to the world, peace to every boy and girl’

St Peter's Academy 46 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 ch...

1st December, 2016

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.

A special mention must go to Mrs Khan and the EAL (English as an Additional Language) students for their enthusiasm and impressive donations! They were really proud of their contributions and would like to say how much they really enjoyed participating in preparing them!

Well done everyone!!

St Peter's Academy 47 Fenton Lights switch on Wednesday 30th November the choir braved a chilly Wednesday evening in Fenton market square.

30th November, 2016

Fenton Lights switch on

On Wednesday 30th November the choir braved a chilly Wednesday evening in Fenton market square to perform at the Fenton Lights Switch On. They made a fantastic impression as they sang their hearts out to the gathering crowd, they certainly ensured that Fenton’s Christmas season celebrations were off to a joyful start.  Thank you to all parents and staff who came to support us.

St Peter's Academy 48 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-...

17th November, 2016

City Learning Trust

On 17th November 2016 at the Council Chamber in Stoke Town Hall from 10am-11.30am, a selection of students were invited to attend Stoke on Trent’s City Learning Trust Debating event

There were 10 schools involved from across the City and all schools were invited to bring 6 students who had been identified as particularly confident, articulate speakers. The students from St Peter’s debate association chosen to represent the Academy were: Khushi Wadhwa, Kara Leigh Davis, Kimberly Moyo, Umar Amanat, Emma Moore and Ibrahim Akhtar.

All pupils should be congratulated for their confident and enthusiastic presentation, they were an absolute credit to the Academy and were commended by representatives from the City Council.

 

Miss E Bowler

(Head of English)

St Peter's Academy 49 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 t...

17th November, 2016

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 SASCAL (the Stoke-on-Trent secondary head teachers' group) youth speaking competition. 12 other secondary schools from across the City joined St Peter’s at the semifinals and the competition was to an exceptionally high standard.

The dynamic and articulate students chosen to represent the Academy were: Daisy Whitfield, Victoria Woodhouse, Shyen Ibrahim and Olivia Jackson. The topic for their presentation was ‘Think Free, Be  Free, Live for Freedom.’

I am delighted to say that St Peter’s Academy have successfully made it through to the City finals, which will take place on January 18th 2017. The girls’ performance on the day was outstanding, they truly deserve their place in the finals- therefore all should be thoroughly congratulated.

 

Miss E Bowler

(Head of English)

 

 

St Peter's Academy 50 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 14t...

14th November, 2016

SEND Parent/Carer Event

Following on from our previous, extremely successful SEND Parent/Carer Events, we are pleased to say that we will be holding our first of this Academic Year for all our SEND Students, Parents and Carers on Monday 14th November 2016 between 15.00 and 17.30.

This will be a valuable opportunity for you to discuss your child’s individual needs and support us in reviewing and setting targets to secure the best possible outcomes for your son/daughter.

Sue Francis from SEND services will be attending the event; her valuable expertise will offer support and guidance on an individual basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs Burgess

SEND Coordinator

St Peter's Academy 51 Prayer Breakfast A huge thank you goes out to all those who faithfully support the regular Prayer events held at St Peter’s Academy

12th November, 2016

Prayer Breakfast

My intention is to produce a collection of themed form prayers and create a Prayer Blanket which will enable me to pray for each child individually by the end of this academic year.  I will also be ensuring that all local churches include our Academy in their prayers.

A huge thank you goes out to all those who faithfully support the regular Prayer events held at St Peter’s Academy.  In particular to Paul Critchley and Lloyd Cooke who faithfully make time in their busy schedules to support and lead this event.

Recently a group of students, parents, staff and visitors from in and around our community gathered at St Peter’s Academy on a Saturday morning to enjoy a prayer breakfast and time of prayer and worship together.

It is always a privilege to share God’s blessing with one another and feel God’s hand at work in the hearts and minds of so many people.

Please continue to pray for the future of St Peters Academy, we look forward to more and more parents and students joining us at similar events in the near future.  

May God bless you all.

Mrs Rubin - Worship Coordinator

St Peter's Academy 52 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 re...

11th November, 2016

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 of 270 poppies outside the Academy building. Each poppy represented a 100 soldiers from Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme who died during World War One. We also held a remembrance service during which members from the Academy who are a part of the military and police cadets marched in tribute to those lost. A wreath was laid in their honour followed by a two minutes silence. Students also laid a wreath on behalf of the Academy at the Newcastle memorial on Remembrance Sunday.

St Peter's Academy 53 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 Novemb...

4th November, 2016

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.

The results were as follows:

St Peter's 6 - 2 Trentham High School

St Peter's 12 - 5 Excel Academy

St Peter's 9 - 3 Haywood Academy

St Peter's 14 - 2 Ormiston Horizon Academy

St Peter's 8 - 18 St Joseph's College

Well done to all the girls and 'thank you' to Vani Bulumakau, Filomena Kotomaikaciwa, Niamh Thompson, and Alex Woods who have trained week in, week out for the past 5 years and represented St Peter's in every Netball Tournament.

Also huge congratulations our Year 10 players Olivia Brookes, Aizah Fahzad, and Caitlin Taylor who have developed immensely this half term with their Netball skills!

St Peter's Academy 54 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 Har...

3rd November, 2016

Harvest Festival - Thank you from the Food Bank

To All at St Peter’s Academy

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 provide over 400 meals to people in crisis in the Newcastle area.

The Newcastle Staffs Foodbank is part of a network of 428 foodbanks (with nearly 1400 centres) nationwide that are sponsored by the Trussell Trust but work independently in their local area.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

In 2011-12 foodbanks fed 128,687 people nationwide, in 2012-13 this number had risen to 346,992 people nationwide, in 2013-14 913,138, in 2014-15 to over one million and 1.1 million in 2015-16. Of those helped, 415,866 were children. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.

At the Newcastle Staffs Foodbank we have fed over 14500 people, including over 5000 children, since we opened in December 2012 and continue to feed about 70 people a week in 2016.

The Newcastle Staffs Foodbank has two warehouses in Silverdale and Parkhouse industrial estate.

We also have six distribution centres at Clayton, Silverdale, Chesterton, Kidsgrove, Newcastle town centre and Madeley.

More details on the work of Foodbank can be found by following this website link www.newcastlestaffs.foodbank.org.uk, where you will find information on our distribution centres and how you can support the work that we do, either by donating non perishable food or funding to support our running costs.

Once again, many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Till

Newcastle Staffs Foodbank.

St Peter's Academy 55 Delivering the Harvest produce On Thursday 20th October the St Peter’s Academy worship team enjoyed the privilege of distributing harvest produce, pers...

20th October, 2016

Delivering the Harvest produce

On Thursday 20th October the St Peter’s Academy worship team Sarah Porter, Lily Critchley, Hope Skerratt, Caitlin Evans, Lizzie Critchley, Kim Moyo, Charlotte Rogers, Taylor Pointon and Ella Cowie enjoyed the privilege of distributing harvest produce, personally, to SANCTUS, OPEN DOOR and our local community.

‘Sanctus’ is an amazing project run by Rev Sally at St Mark’s Church in Shelton. It provides food, clothes, shelter, education, legal advice and so much more to asylum seekers and refugees in the local area. Their support is invaluable and the volunteers are an inspiration to us all.

St Peter's Academy 56 Harvest Thanksgiving We celebrated our Harvest Festival on Wednesday 19th October and this year we asked the students to support a number of...

19th October, 2016

Harvest Thanksgiving

As you can see from the beautiful display, students worked incredibly hard in preparation for this year’s Harvest Festival service. Many students actively participated during the service, this included prayers and readings from senior prefects, musical item from the choir and Miss Jones’ band, a sketch of the ‘Good Samaritan’ performed by Year 7 students 

We were also incredibly privileged to be joined by Rev Sally, Kate Marshall and guests Hua, Suresh and Ali Shadravani from St Marks, SANCTUS. We were particularly inspired by the life stories they shared and it was evident by the students spontaneous applause that they really enjoyed Suresh’s musical performance. Rev Sally and her team were completely overwhelmed by your kind donations and would like to thank each and every one who contributed.

I would also like to express my thanks to all students, parents and staff who contributed in some way to making this year’s Harvest a great success.

St Peter’s Academy Contributions included: 

·         10 boxes of toiletries to Open Door and Homeless Project

·         20 boxes tinned food to SANCTUS and Open Door

·         18 boxes of food to Foodbank

·         45 food parcels to the elderly in the local community

·         5 food parcels requested from students for elderly relatives and neighbours

Winning Houses for bringing in the most produce:

 

  • 1st Place - Spode
  • 2nd Place- Bridgewater
  • 3rd Place - Wedgewood
  • 4th Place - Gladstone

House points will be allocated accordingly

Tutor Group Prize for bringing in the most produce:

 

  • Year 7 - Miss Dibble
  • Year 8 - Miss Reddaway
  • Year 9 - Miss Leese
  • Year 10 - Mr Bains
  • Year 11 - Mr Price/Miss Edwards
  • SEN dept for a phenomenal contribution!

Prizes will be presented in assemblies after half term

St Peter's Academy 57 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...

18th October, 2016

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, careers related activities (CV writing, Plotr.co.uk and Independent Living) and completing their online applications for College through UCAS Progress. We welcomed Careers Advisors and representatives from local Colleges, Universities, Apprenticeship providers and employers who came in to speak to our students about their post 16 options.

A fantastic day was had by all, and we would like to say thank you again to everyone who took part in making the day a great success for our Year 11’s, supporting and advising them about the next steps for post-16 transition.

Here is what our students had to say:

"The event provided lots of information and guidance on different courses available to us" - Rebecca

"They (exhibitors) explained to me information about their courses and grades that I need to achieve in my GCSEs" - Judith

"The event provided a better understanding of different career choices available to us" - Aliysha

"I got to hear about different colleges that might interest me" - Chelsea

Huge congratulations go to the following students who won a £10 INTU Potteries Shopping Centre voucher for the best quiz/treasure hunt courtesy of the Careers Service: Englantina Ruci, Waqas Hussain and Tiffany Stephens

 

Mrs Malbon

Director of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

 

St Peter's Academy 58 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...

14th October, 2016

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’.  During the day the students participated in a variety of activities which had a focus on events and organisations within the city and how the Council supports these.

Students also had the opportunity to meet the Lord Mayor and to participate in a question and answer session which took place in the council chamber.

The day was a fantastic opportunity for the students to voice their opinions on the City Council and they all thoroughly enjoyed it, here is what they had to say:

“It was very fascinating and interesting as we learnt a lot of facts that will help us when we do more debates in the future. It was also very interesting to learn more about the council and what they do.” - Kate

“We had experiences we wouldn’t have been able to have before and it has been very helpful for not just myself but the whole group that went. It was a great day!” - Victoria

“We had many opportunities to voice our opinions to the council and the team made the experience entertaining.” - Shyen

“The trip wasn’t what I expected it all. It was really exciting to go and learn about the Stoke on Trent council but also to ask questions that we wouldn’t get the chance to normally ask.” - Daisy

“It was very enjoyable, it was a great experience to learn about the city’s political parties, democracy and the knowledge of it is good to know as well.” - Emanuel

“The whole event was very well organised and I enjoyed every minute of it.” - Olivia

 

Mrs Bowler

Head of English

 

 

St Peter's Academy 59 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 l...

13th October, 2016

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.

Students dared to try 4 Spanish delicacies: tortilla (egg and potato omelette), chorizo (paprika sausage), aceitunas (olives) and magadalenas (cupcakes). They were very brave to eat the olives and some of the boys even had a competition to see who could dare to eat more.

After the food tasting, students were then able to practise giving opinions, in Spanish, about the food and then went on to write a descriptive piece about their views on Spanish foods, in Spanish. 

Shannon said: “I loved trying the different foods, specially the omelette. It's something I had never been able to do before.”

Daoud said: “It was fun to taste the foods, I was motivated to do my writing after because I knew what I was talking about.”

Liam said:” It was interesting to try the foods. It meant a lot to be able to try something so different and I did well on my writing.”

 

Mrs Rodriguez

Spanish Teacher

St Peter's Academy 60 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.

11th October, 2016

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

Please use the website below for more useful information:

http://www.bullying.co.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2016/
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St Peter's Academy 61 St Peter's Academy U16's Football Victory! Under 16’s Football St. Peter’s Academy 11 v 0 Thistley Hough Academy

11th October, 2016

St Peter's Academy U16's Football Victory!

 St. Peter’s Academy  11 v  0  Thistley Hough Academy

Year 10's - Tarran Rayan Aujla, Adam Higgs, Adam Hilditch, Aaron Rafiq, Thomas Saunders, Rafay Shahid, Connor Taylor, Lewis Wilkinson, Owen Wright

Year 11's - Jacob Cartwright, Ryan Day, Kizito Etumnu, Louis Higgs, Lewis Pass, William Stazaker, Ethan Stevenson, Josh Zikmanis

 

Stand out performers:

Will Stazaker - bossed midfield

Ethan Stevenson - bossed midfield

Connor Taylor - solid at the back

Louis Higgs - bag full of goals

Jacob Cartwright - ran the defenders ragged on the wing

Aaron Rafiq - Hat trick

St Peter's Academy 62 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

11th October, 2016

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 on Tuesday 11th October.

This was a tremendous achievement in light of them playing the entire tournament with 1 player less on the team and no substitutes, they even managed to beat Haywood Academy a staggering 9-0!

Girl of the match was Manuela Delle (a fantastic footballer who is currently playing for Stoke City Girls), and also Katie Taylor who played on despite picking up a knee injury half way through.

Well done girls you did the Academy proud!

Miss Evans - PE Teacher

St Peter's Academy 63 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...

10th October, 2016

Dougie Mac Bring A Pound Day

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our students and staff who supported the Dougie Mac Bring A Pound Day.

Check out Signal 1's Facebook page for their comments and messages of thanks

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St Peter's Academy 64 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

7th October, 2016

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 in a match on Thursday 6th October.

Team Line Up:

Year 10's - Tarran Ryan Aujla, Adam Higgs, Adam Hilditch, Aaron Rafiq, Thomas Saunders, Rafay Shahid, Connor Taylor, Lewis Wilkinson, Owen Wright

Year 11's - Jacob Cartwright, Ryan Day, Kizito Etumnu, Lois Higgs, Lewis Pass, William Stazaker, Ethan Stevenson, Josh Zikmanis

Stand out performers:

Will Stazaker - bossed midfield

Ethan Stevenson - bossed midfield

Connor Taylor - solid at the back

Louis Higgs - bag full of goals

Jacob Cartwright - ran the defenders ragged on the wing

Aaron Rafiq - Hat trick


Well done boys!!

St Peter's Academy 65 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 count...

7th October, 2016

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.

U16’s

Gursharan Singh

William Stazaker

Ryan Day

Lewis Pass

 

U14’s

Halim Hadeem

Lewis Ibbs

Daniel Allen

Jack Bradbury

St Peter's Academy 66 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...

6th October, 2016

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.

All students are welcome to make their donation to the team of prefects and volunteers who will be collecting money during break and lunchtime in the Atrium.

Students are reminded that this is a fundraising day not a non-uniform day.

St Peter's Academy 67 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...

4th October, 2016

SALAD Day Tuesday 11th October

On  Tuesday 11th October we are proud to be holding our highly anticipated second SALAD Day.

SALAD stands for Speaking and Listening Activity Day, and the aim of the day is for students to improve their oracy skills by using them in a variety of contexts and situations. Speaking and listening is at the heart of students’ learning, they need to be confident communicators and active listeners in order to learn about the world they live in. Language skills are crucial and SALAD Day's provide excellent opportunities to develop these essential life skills.

On this innovative and dynamic day there will be a wide variety of imaginative work and activities going on, whereby speaking and listening will be celebrated by both students and teachers across the Academy.

Here is what a few of our students had to say about our last SALAD day:

"I thought it was a great day; lessons were filled with interesting and exciting activities. It was brilliant to see the subject from a different perspective, which involved more talking than writing."

Kyle Grattage Year 10

"Although everyone was in wonder at what SALAD was at first, it was a day filled with different opportunities to develop our speaking and listening skills. We had some interesting debates and were given the opportunity to express ourselves."

Rebecca Jones Year 11

SALAD 2                         SALAD 1

 

St Peter's Academy 68 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

3rd October, 2016

Year 8 and 9 Girls Futsal Success

We are extremely proud of our Y8 and 9 Girls Futsal Team who won the North League on Thursday 29th September.

The girls won all of their games in the North League of the tournament, they beat:

Haywood B Team 7.0

Haywood A Team 1.0

Ormiston Horizon 3.0

Birches Head 3.1

St Margaret Ward 3.1

The team now go through to represent the City in the County Finals along with St Josephs who won the South League.

Y8&9 Girls Futsal Team

Manuela Delle, Leigh Atherton, Skye Mason, Libby Cliffe, Katie Taylor and Claire Pisira

St Peter's Academy 69 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...

3rd October, 2016

Year 7 Welcome Service

I would like to extend a very big thank you to all the parents, students and staff who attended or contributed to the  St Peters Academy Year 7 welcome service on Friday 30th September.


It was a pleasure to welcome Father Tommy, a familiar face to many who led the service and shared with us an inspiring message on worship and how it can can change our lives .

Many year 7 students also took an active role during the service which I am certain contributed greatly to its success. Some making their debut appearance as confident new members of the spa gospel choir whilst others recited bible readings and prayers.
 

Thank you again for your support. I am sure those who attended will agree, it was a blessed afternoon of collective worship and unity..... I look forward to your support in future events.
 

Every blessing 
Mrs Rubin

St Peter's Academy 70 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 Austr...

2nd October, 2016

St Peter's Academy host U14's, U16's & U18's Netball Tournament

Our local netball team, Newcastle Town played their opponents Australia Wanderers:

 A  Teams Newcastle Town 47 - Australia Wanderers 21

 A  Teams Newcastle Town 24 - Australia Wanderers 19

St Peter's Academy 71 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 bu...

30th September, 2016

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 for success during this academic year.

I would like to remind parents that revision guides are still available to purchase from individual faculties, if you didn't manage to purchase any on the evening please ask your child to speak to their class teachers. 

If you were not able to attend and have any concerns regarding your child's progress then please contact Mr Thompson.

St Peter's Academy 72 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

30th September, 2016

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.

The girls won all of their games in the North League of the tournament, they beat:

Haywood B Team 7.0

Haywood A Team 1.0

Ormiston Horizon 3.0

Birches Head 3.1

St Margaret Ward 3.1

 

The team now go through to represent the City in the County Finals along with St Josephs who won the South League.

Team Members are: Manuela Delle, Leigh Atherton, Skye Mason, Libby Cliffe, Katie Taylor and Claire Pisira

St Peter's Academy 73 Harvest 2016 St Peter's Academy are celebrating Harvest on Wednesday 19th October

28th September, 2016

Harvest 2016

St Peter’s are celebrating Harvest Festival on Wednesday 19th October and this year in addition to supporting our local elderly community and ‘Foodbank’ we are asking students to support two small local charities, ‘Open Door’ and ‘Sanctus’.

St Peter's Academy 74 Open Evening Our Open Evening was a huge success and we are incredibly proud of our staff and students

22nd September, 2016

Open Evening

We have received some incredible feedback from our Open Evening which echoes the pride we feel for our staff and students.

We would like to thank all those parents for attending and contributing to a wonderful evening and we extend a particular thanks to all of our students who excelled themselves in showcasing our Academy.

Here is what some of our prospective parents had to say:

"We attended your Open Evening tonight and just wanted to say thank you! From my point of view I fear my child going to high school much less and my son was blown away by the school! Thanks again, the girl who showed around group 9 is a credit to the Academy."

 

St Peter's Academy 75 G.A.S.P. G.A.S.P. God at St Peter's

5th September, 2016

G.A.S.P.

GASP - God at St Peter’s

GASP is a predominately a student led Christian lunchtime club coordinated by Mr Keeling. The group meets every Friday lunchtime in the Academy Chapel and addresses a number of Christian based topics.

Flour Cake Challenge

Here we are demonstrating that life can be difficult and messy at times but despite life’s many disappointments, twists and turns God will always guide us and has a purpose for our lives.

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and he will guide your way’ Proverbs 3 v5-6

St Peter's Academy 76 GCSE Result Success We are proud to confirm that St. Peter’s Academy have continued to make the improvements, acknowledged by Ofsted. This w...

25th August, 2016

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 GCSE results. St. Peter’s have made improvements in all of our key performance indicators, particularly in English, and the students really deserve their success.

The table below, lists some of our top achievers, but I would also like to acknowledge Carly Gibson, Katie Brickell and Tom Hammersley who all overcame massive challenges this year to achieve some fantastic results.

 

A*

A

B

C

Phoebe Petherick

11

 

 

 

Declan Wright

5

4

1

1

Josiah Chilaka

5

2

3

1

Madhia Javaid

4

7

 

 

Nomi Mosoang

4

4

3

 

Irslan Hussain

5

3

1

2

Liam Bell

3

4

4

 

Sophia Lin

3

4

3

1

Jessica Wan

3

2

5

1

Aris Akhtar

1

5

4

2

 

St Peter's Academy 77 Year 7 Summer School Over the Summer holidays Pet-Xi ran a summer school for twenty of our new year 7 students.

1st August, 2016

Year 7 Summer School

Over the Summer holidays Pet-Xi ran a summer school for twenty of our new year 7 students.

The students were in school for five days during which time they were involved in a number of team building games and Maths and English activities.  At the end of the week each person left with a portfolio of their work and a certificate to say what they had achieved.

Everyone said that they had a great week and parents felt that it was a good opportunity for their child to make new friends and become familiar with the building before the new year.

St Peter's Academy 78 Soul Survivor 2016 Stafford County Showground. End of July. 18 staff, students, parents and children camping under the banner of St Peter's...

27th July, 2016

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 country (and several dozen from Europe, and further afield). 5 nights. 1 Jesus. This is Soul Survivor - Week A.

Day 1... It matters not that the rest of the world called it Wednesday. At Soul Survivor, days are numbers... which is bliss to me, a serious mathematician. We are at the second of four Soul Survivor weeks - ours is the medium sized one, Weeks B and C have over 10,000 people at each. We set up camp, pitched tents, erected a marquee, ate our bring-and-share tea and went to worship. It’s agreed that the worship is epic; when the band have 3 guitars, 3 backing singers, a keyboard, and a drum kit inside a huge see-through box, it's hard to disagree! And then the talk is entitled “Nerds rule the world”. Finally, I think, someone has recognised my calling. I wait in anticipation of the call to replace several heads of state – as it is only day 1, my phone still has charge! Alas, it never arrives.

Day 2... We woke up. I stagger out to the realisation that most of the camp have been up for hours and have spent ages queuing for a shower. It does not matter that it's still before 8am, the camp wanted to get clean. Breakfast, and lunch prep, are well underway. Some busy themselves getting ready for a 9:30am seminar, others plan which they're going to later in the day whilst all avoid doing the breakfast dishes. However, this year I’d learnt from my previous mistakes… the dishwashing rota was prepared in advance and everybody was on it, including my little children. Nobody could escape the Fairy liquid! At 11am we head to worship.

Before the main talk, we say goodbye to several hundred volunteers who are going on mission to Stafford. They are going to bake bread for the homeless, paint railings, run summer fun clubs and generally help to make Stafford a better place to be. We pray they will be a blessing and through that be blessed themselves. This week, the main talks are about a variety of topics: the gifts of the Holy Spirit, worry and anxiety, religion turned into relationship and going for God. We were also treated to a fabulous performance from the LIV choir, a group of South African orphans who were rescued from the streets and housed in a village on a mountain. There are millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, mostly due to HIV/AIDS. LIV places these children into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and where all their needs are met. It’s fantastic to hear them sing to us all.

We return to camp for lunch beautifully prepared by Liz and the afternoon is spent peacefully relaxing (until I remember that I've bought 4 young children that need to be entertained!) whilst the other campers take in the various seminars and activities.

Following a delightful dinner, we headed back to worship. (Now, I hear your thoughts... Church, twice in a day??! And yes, we went to Church twice every day and it was awesome!) Afterwards, the variety of night time activities opened. Our campers went for chips, crepes, coffee, cake, dancing, late night worship (yes, more church, but just the singing), football, shopping, skateboarding, socialising and silently discoing. Silent disco… dancing to music that only you can hear through headphones… sounds strange but looks very funny! (Note to self: when 'throwing some shapes', tetrahedron does not visually appeal but the cuboid (cardboard box) is still socially acceptable). We end with hot chocolate, with optional marshmallows and squirty cream back at camp before everyone is in tents for lights out at midnight.

Days 3, 4 and 5... Our days followed a similar pattern but Colour Chaos had returned. An outdoor paint party. You stand in a field with loud music and throw sachets of powdered paint at each other. Is that fun?' I asked again (for this is a repeat of a previous year’s activities). 'Yes!' I'm told again. 'Oh', I say again. Even older, I now feel. We joined in with the mass Icelandic claps. We watched a Fun Run (an oxymoron in my dictionary) with Josh, Sam, Celeste and Kate all taking part.

We played lots of Uno. And I learnt how to “dab”, in context I might add. Highlight of the summer says my wife (note to self: arrange for us to do more fun things next year!). Squeals of “Sir’s just dabbed” were apparently heard throughout our camp! We had a Q&A with the Archbishop of Canterbury and communion on Day 5, a Sunday like in “normal” church but way bigger! Noah’s ark was the theme for Day 5’s fancy dress; my tiger onesie helped me to fit right in with our collection of animals and Sam as the ark, much to the amusement of the Keeling children. However, in all this activity, we were humbled to see the Holy Spirit drawing people to God and, in response, over 200 people in total including several of our group committing their lives to Jesus.

Lots of things were good and we are eternally grateful: the lovely bunch we took with us, the fantastic help we received, the weather, God, the communal area in our camp, the marquee (it was a local landmark – “twin peaks”!). We're going again next year - Friday 28th July to Wednesday 2nd August. Are you joining us?

Mr Keeling

Maths Teacher and member of the Worship Group

St Peter's Academy 79 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...

10th July, 2016

Year 7 Samba Workshop

St Peter's Academy 80 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.

8th July, 2016

St Peter's Academy Sports Day

The stand was set up to seat the pupils in their new houses of Gladstone, Wedgwood, Spode and Bridgewater. Staff came armed with banners and face-paints which enthused the pupils.   

During the day the pupils took part in various track distances, relays, jumps and throws. Participants who were placed in the top 3 were awarded medals and all participants were awarded points to see who would be champions of Sports Day 2016.

Staff and pupils alike commented on what an enjoyable day it was and plans are already being put in place to make next year bigger and better - so watch this space!

                                                                                                                    

St Peter's Academy 81 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...

4th July, 2016

Choir Rewards Trip to FLIPOUT

St Peter's Academy 82 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...

29th June, 2016

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 disappoint in either their various methods of transportation, their dress, or their standard of behaviour which was excellent throughout.

Once the students and their families had finished taking pictures on arrival, they sat down to a lovely two course meal and the nominations went ahead for best dressed male / female and the best couple.

I would like to congratulate Dante Omfroy for best dressed male, Lily-Mae Fairclough for best dressed female and Ryan Foxall and Tia Hall for best couple.

After the awards ceremony it was lights down and foot to the floor where the students and staff danced the night away.

Overall it was a fantastic night and I would like to thank both the students for their excellent behaviour and also the staff who gave up their time to supervise the event.

St Peter's Academy 83 Year 7 students visit Christ Church CE Primary School Year & students were involved in a Pentecost Celebration at their previous primary school.

21st June, 2016

Year 7 students visit Christ Church CE Primary School

Some of us were involved in a second Pentecost celebration, this time at Christ Church CE Primary School in Fenton.  Elizabeth Drakard, Harshpreet Kaur, Dylan Pearce, and Sanjidah Sultana Tanni went back to their former primary school to help me lead the Pentecost assembly. They performed a poem together and then, later on in the assembly, helped to bring alive the Bible account of the first Pentecost by throwing paper flames over all the classes assembled in the hall.

A huge “well done” to all students involved; they were an absolute credit both to Christ Church Primary School and St Peter’s Academy.

St Peter's Academy 84 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 s...

16th June, 2016

Euro 2016 Match Screening

St Peter's Academy 85 BBC Micro Bits All Year 7 students have taken part in the BBC Micro Bits programme

13th June, 2016

BBC Micro Bits

The BBC MicroBits have been given out to Y7 at St Peter's Academy during their ICT lessons. As an Academy, we are keen to support initiatives to improve the learning experience of all of our pupils.

To ensure that your Y7 child gets the best out of their Micro Bit use the following websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0376g8q

https://www.microbit.co.uk/

                                                                                         www.microbit.co.uk

St Peter's Academy 86 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...

9th June, 2016

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 audience with the renowned children’s author Nick Hornby and inspirational television presenter Kirstie Allsopp.

Pupils were lucky enough to meet Kirstie on the second day of the festival and had the opportunity to ask her about her favourite author, who she said was Nancy Thayer. All pupils that attended had a brilliant day and were encouraged to think about their love of reading, their favourite authors and their favourite books.

St Peter's Academy 87 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...

1st June, 2016

Humanities Trip to WW1 Battlefields

As a part of their research students learned that 3,733 fathers, husbands and sons from Stoke on Trent died on the battlefront and they looked for some of these brave men as they toured some of the memorials we visited. Lucy Cartlidge found Arthur Cartlidge, a resident of Hartshill who died on the day of her birth some 80 years earlier.

 The visit had a profound effect on students who commented that ‘I felt sad, he could have been part of my family and I tried to think of the horror he would have gone through’ and that ‘it made me think of how their families would have felt’.

Two students shared the opportunity to take part in the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

St Peter's Academy 88 Moonlight Walk St Peter’s Academy to host the Dougie Mac’s MINI Moonlight Walk again.

27th May, 2016

Moonlight Walk

Join hundreds of MINI Moonlighters all dressed in pink for an 8 mile walk around Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 9th July 2016, starting and finishing at St Peter’s Academy.  This ladies only 8 mile sponsored walk really is a night to remember and your chance to be a part of Team Dougie Mac, all in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Registration at the Academy will be from 7.00pm with walkers due to start on their moonlight walk around 9.00pm (depending on numbers as over 1,000 ladies are expected).  We estimate the first ladies back around 1.00am.

Activities available at the Academy will be:

Dougie Mac stall selling their merchandise, Burger Bar, Light a candle in memory of a loved one, DJ warm up and finale, and all liquid refreshments to be donated by the Academy.

For more information visit http://fundraising.dmhospice.org.uk/ to create your branded MINI Moonlight fund raising page

St Peter's Academy 89 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...

26th May, 2016

Performing Arts Trip to London

St Peter's Academy 90 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...

23rd May, 2016

Choir and Worship Team make "Thank you" presentation

Paul has been such a blessing to us and a valued member of our worship team. He always goes above and beyond to support the Academy despite his very hectic schedule.

Over the years Paul has led many ‘Worship Events,’ presented assemblies and played the keyboard in our Eucharist Services.

St Peter's Academy 91 Scholastic Book Club Summer edition The Scholastic book club Summer edition is available to view and order from

17th May, 2016

Scholastic Book Club Summer edition

Follow the link below to view the Scholastic Book Club's website.

http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-peters-st4

The final date for orders is 15th July

 

St Peter's Academy 92 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...

13th May, 2016

Sentinel Shield Final

The Year 10/11 Football Team have made it to the Semi Finals of the Sentinel Shield which is a high profile football competition for all schools in Staffordshire.

The lads have played extremely well to get this far and were runners up when they played in the final at Vale Park (Port Vales ground for the non-footballers amongst you).

The Sentinel article had this to say about the St Peter’s team:

St Peter's front pairing of Amaar Khan and Josiah Chilaka were their side's best hope of redemption and twice they featured either side of half-time.

Dante Omfroy's firm shot was well parried by Painsley keeper William Dobbie in the first half, while Chilaka released Khan to nick one past the keeper in the second to leave Thomas Riley clearing off the line

Quote from the Principal,

Mr Michael Astley:

“I am really proud of the entire squad.  They can hold their heads’ high and but for a controversial refereeing decision it could have been a very different result.

I would also like to pay tribute to the many  St Peter’s Staff, students and family members that came along to support the team.”

The Team:

Cameron Parrish, Wiliam Stazaker, Joseph Furber, Callum Lovatt, Nicholas Hawkins, Jacob Cartwright, Nigel Kuvheya, Josiah Chilaka, Amaar Khan, Jake Jones, Benjamin Lawrence, Ethan Lockett, Matthew Maskery, Dante Omfroy, Jamie Shingler, Declan Wright

St Peter's Academy 93 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...

12th May, 2016

Young Engineer of the Year

Young Engineer of the Year is about providing the next generation with the skills needed by industry, it addresses the STEM skills gap and opens up career paths for students within our local area. There will be specific milestones throughout the process that nurture and develop these skills. Aspiration, Ambition and Fun are the key elements of our competition.

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 Young Engineering of the Year competition at RAF Cosford. 

The plan for the day was to launch and track the team’s weather balloon over Shropshire. Unfortunately things did not go to plan, and the balloon was sent off into space without a fully functioning tracker. Despite the teams best efforts and an appeal to the people of Ludlow on Facebook and Local radio our balloon was lost.

However we cannot end our space adventure here. Like all the best space pioneers we wouldn’t let one little set back stop us and the decision was taken to re-launch.Thursday the 23rd of June was set for Launch day from the Staffordshire University sports fields. The day was beautiful and the weather perfect, early predictions for distance said north of Harrogate, it was going to be a long day. 

As a team we all enjoyed following the balloon over the peak district and were able to document the journey making notes and comments on the balloon as it carried on its journey, unfortunately it was all too much for Kian and he needed a little afternoon nap.

None of us were expecting the Balloon to travel as far as it did all the way north of Leeds. The students where very impressed about how the balloon had come down in someone’s garden and what the reaction must have been.

St Peter's Academy 94 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...

25th April, 2016

Year 11 Football Team

We completely outplayed Madeley in the first half, not giving them any time on the ball and after 30 mins went 1 nil ahead with a goal from Nigel Kuvheya following a great cross from Jamie Shingler. This is how it stayed until 10 mins into the second half when a through ball from a Madeley player cut our defence in half and their centre forward slotted home from just outside the 6 yard box.

Madeley grew into the game and were finding more and more space, hitting the bar and the post.

St Peter's also had chances with a point blank save by the Madeley Keeper from a Josiah Chilaka shot. We also hit the post and had an attempt cleared off the line.

On the 70 minute mark, Josiah Chilaka continued a fine counter attack on the left wing and beat 3 defenders to create space for a shot from a tight angle, however he calmly slotted the ball across the box to the waiting Amaar Khan who finished from 6 yards.

St Peter's then kept it tight until the end until the final whistle.

Capture Josiah

 

 

 

 

St Peter's Academy 95 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 I...

22nd April, 2016

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’. The trip was enjoyed by everyone including myself and Mr Poole and we all enjoyed learning about the invaders who had come to Britain and especially enjoyed the 3D special effects in the second half. For many pupils it was their first experience of the theatre and all were keen to go again. Shuhena Miah 7LB said ‘I really enjoyed the History trip we went on and we all learnt lots about the Celts, Romans and Vikings. The best part of the trip was when the 3D effects gave us all a shock, it felt like we were going to be shot by arrows and bitten by a giant snake! We learnt a lot from the trip and it was very interesting.’

St Peter's Academy 96 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 competit...

18th April, 2016

Young Engineer of the Year

 

Young Engineer of the Year is about providing the next generation with the skills needed by industry, it addresses the STEM skills gap and opens up career paths for students within our local area. There will be specific milestones throughout the process that nurture and develop these skills.

Aspiration, Ambition and Fun are the key elements of our competition.

On Wednesday 16th of April 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 Young Engineer of the Year competition at the Britannia Stadium.

Continuing their mission to explore the upper atmosphere and take a selfie from the edge of space.

After an inspiring talk from Jason Bradbury of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show where he outlined the purpose of the day and his expectation of the teams the activates begun.

Throughout the morning pupils had the opportunity to learn out helium and how to fill up large scale weather balloons. See how there capsule would perform as it was winched up the side of the Britannia stadium to take a selfie.

However the pupil’s most favourite part of the day was discussing their ideas and plans with Jason Bradbury for the capsule and experiment. Jason provided very positive feedback on the theme and design for the capsule and was impressed with the artwork and Tardis design. The final design will be manufactured by our sponsors QPS Printers on high grade polypropylene allowing it to withstand the temperature variations as it completes its journey into space.

As part of the day all teams were issued with a new laptop from KMF with Sent into Space providing software to allow a live feed from the capsule at it completes its journey into space to be generated.

At the end of the event Jason launched his own balloon and capsule form the car park of the stadium giving pupils an experience of what to expect on the mission day on the 12th May at RAF Cosford.

Pupils will be judged on the following criteria before the final night at the Kings Hall, Stoke on Trent on 7th July.

Young Engineer of the Year 2016

Best photo retrieved

Best film edit of the Young Engineer Journey to Space

Best Engineered Capsule

Spirit of Young Engineer

Highest altitude

Best scientific experiment

"This was a worthwhile event that gave us feedback off professionals and taught us vital skills that we will need for our launch date. It also gave us the opportunity to be self-dependent when launching our weather balloon. Whilst we were having this experience we got to see everyone else’s capsules and got to discuss ideas with people our age."

Freya and Sarah

 

 

 

St Peter's Academy 97 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,...

24th March, 2016

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 equivalent across the UK. They are due to be despatched to St Peter’s Academy during April 2016. This initiative aims to inspire young people to get creative with digital and develop core skills in science, technology and engineering.

In preparation for this exciting initiative, three Year 7 classes took part in the BBC Micro:bit Live Lesson that was broadcast at 11am on Thursday, 24th March 2016. The students thoroughly enjoyed the live lesson and are very excited in anticipation of receiving their own Micro:Bit to code.

To watch the Live lesson again click here

To find out more about the BBC Micro:Bit click here

More information can be found here click here

 

St Peter's Academy 98 Sports Relief 2016 We all had great fun raising money for Sports Relief 2016

18th March, 2016

Sports Relief 2016

Sports Relief 2016

 

On Friday 18th March, the Academy participated in the Sports Relief event to raise money for charity. Pupils and staff attended school in sportswear for the day and participated in a Zumba session or a run on the field. Many students completed either a 1, 3 or 5 mile run, and some even challenged themselves to complete this 3 legged to raise as much money as possible. The day was a great success raising well over £600, whilst having fun at the same time.

Well done to all that contributed.

St Peter's Academy 99 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.

7th March, 2016

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, amongst 250 students from 50 schools and academies from around the UK. It was a real eye-opener into the medical world and how competitive it is.

We began the day with informative talks on how to choose and apply for medical school, the different possible pathways within a medical career and what to expect when you get there.  We know now the significant impact GCSE’s have on our future careers!


After lunch we were able to take part in interactive laboratory sessions, with lots of time to ask questions. The speakers throughout the day came from different branches of medicine and included Professor Robert Kirby, Dean of Royal Stoke University Hospital and Professor Andrew Hassell, Head of the School of Medicine at Keele University.

 

St Peter's Academy 100 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 t...

25th February, 2016

Rewards Trip To Old Trafford

SPA Attitude to Learning rewards trip to Old Trafford

12 pupils were selected due to their attitudes in lesson grade for a trip to Old Trafford to see Manchester United take on FC Midtjylland from Denmark. The evening started with a journey up the lovely M6 followed by a quick burger and visit to the club ‘Megastore’. We then took our seats behind the goal in the East stand.

It was a game United had to win by two goals in order to progress to the next round. The game started badly for the English team conceding a goal and missing a penalty in their quest to get into the last 16 of the Europa League. However, an accomplished 2nd half performance saw Manchester United run out 5-1 winners on the night and 6-3 winners over the 2 legs. Manchester United will now play Liverpool in the last 16 of the competition.

The pupils from Year 7 were Ethan Brookfield, Sydney Jackson, Alvin Gaynor, Megan Stevenson. From Year 8; Daniel Allen, Tyler Ferranti, John Baber and Sky Keeling. Year 9; Olivia Brookes, Katie Taylor, Jade Birkin, Connor Taylor.

A special thanks should go to Mrs Rubin for agreeing to accompany us for the night (we got back at 11.40pm – well past my bedtime; never mind the pupils!) and also Alvin Gaynor’s granddad who had arranged a special message for us on the screens at the start and at half time.

St Peter's Academy 101 GCSE Music Recital Year 11 and 10 GCSE music pupils took part in the annual GCSE Recital evening.

15th February, 2016

GCSE Music Recital

On the 11th February the year 11 and 10 GCSE music pupils took part in the annual GCSE Recital evening.

The pupils spent the evening performing a wide variety of solo and group performances such as ‘Chandelier’ by SIA to ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables. The performances also included a variety of instruments from Vocals, to Piano, to Electric Guitar and Drums. The very supportive audience was made up of friends, family and members of staff from St Peter’s.

The evening is an important event in the Music department’s calendar as the performances form part of the pupil’s coursework.

St Peter's Academy 102 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 Comp...

5th February, 2016

SASCAL Youth Speaking Competition

We are extremely proud of three of our Year 9 students Emma Poppinger, Aiden Campbell and Sarah Porter who represented the Academy at the SASCAL Youth Speaking Competition on Thursday 4th September.

The Youth Speaking Competition is jointly organised by SASCAL (the Stoke-on-Trent Association of Schools, Colleges and Academy Leaders), the Rotary Club of Stoke-on-Trent and the Sixth Form College. 

The Youth Speaking Competition is a public speaking competition with an aim to help develop literacy and oracy skills in those taking part. The concept of the competition is very simple, a team of three students consisting of Chairman, Main Speaker and Proposer of Thanks gives a talk on a topic chosen by themselves within a broad time limit of just under 15 minutes.

Ten schools from across Stoke-on-Trent entered the competition and after the semi-finals which took place on Thursday 4th February, in which six schools, including St Peter's took part, our team are through to the Finals which will take place at Stoke 6th Form College on Wednesday 10th February.

Everyone here at St Peter's extends a huge congratulations to Emma, Aiden and Sarah, they performed exceptionally well and were true ambassadors for the Academy.

Click the link below to see the article published in the Sentinel marking all of the teams' success.

YS2

 

St Peter's Academy 103 School Winter Games Thursday 28th January saw 5 of Year 9 boys, Aaron Rafiq, Will Humphreys, Tarran-Ryan Aujla, Jamie Price-Grundy and Ethan...

1st February, 2016

School Winter Games

Thursday 28th January saw 5 of our Year 9 boys, Aaron Rafiq, Will Humphreys, Tarran-Ryan Aujla, Jamie Price-Grundy and Ethan Blundred represent Stoke North Schools at the County schools games. They qualified for the tournament by winning the North Stoke badminton competition. The winning school this time would mean qualification for the Regional Finals.

There were two pools of schools and we were drawn in a very strong pool with St Joseph’s College, Newcastle-under-Lyme School and King Edwards from Lichfield.

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St Peter's Academy 104 Sports Relief On Friday 18th March we will be supporting Sports Relief, students can make a £1 donation to come to school in sportswea...

26th January, 2016

Sports Relief

Sportswear for Sports Relief on Friday 18th March.

We will also be running activities throughout the day to raise money for Sports Relief, further information to follow.

 

St Peter's Academy 105 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

25th January, 2016

Kinder +Sport Futsal Cup Boys Area Finals 2015-2016

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Our Year 11 Futsal team was chosen by Port Vale to represent them in the area finals. These finals were held at St Georges Park where the FA and all England football teams are based.

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We were drawn in Group 1 against Birmingham City, Shrewsbury Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers and Walsall,.

Our team consisted of Josiah Chilika, Aamar Khan, Declan Wright, Jamie Shingler, Dante Omfroy, Nigel Guveyha, Joe Furber and Cameron Parrish.

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The first few games were tight affairs and we drew 1-1 with Wolves and lost 1-0 to Tranmere and 2-0 to Walsall. This seemed to be the turning point as the players relaxed more and finished off by beating Shrewsbury 3-1 and Birmingham 1-0. Unfortunately, we didn’t do enough to qualify for the final, that honour went to Tranmere from our group.

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We had a great day out and one that we won’t forget as St Georges Parks is an inspiring place for any athlete to go and visit, let alone play!

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St Peter's Academy 106 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 Communit...

13th January, 2016

Premier League Enterprise Programme

On Tuesday 12th January, we took 13 of our Year 7 Students to the Britannia Stadium as part the Premier League Enterprise programme ran by the Premier League and Sport Relief.

Students worked with the team from Stoke City Community Trust on themes including Young Enterprise, and the Entrepreneurial aspects of Business, using Stoke City as the business model.

The aim of the project is to raise motivation, self esteem and confidence whilst working to encourage team work and independent skills.

The project will run over 12 weeks and involve 30 students from Years 7,8 and 9 and we are extremely excited to be part of it.

 

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St Peter's Academy 107 Fundraising day for Save the Children Over £650 raised for Save the Children

18th December, 2015

Fundraising day for Save the Children

We are pleased to have raised over £650 for Save the Children. We had an amazing display of Festive attire from both Students and Staff. A huge thank you and congratulations has to go to Freya Gough and Saarah Talha for their amazing organisation and fundraising, a great day was had by all.

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St Peter's Academy 108 Christmas Lunch On Tuesday 15th December we had our annual Christmas Lunch, in a change to the norm, members of staff donned their apron...

15th December, 2015

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 thoroughly enjoyable afternoon

St Peter's Academy 109 Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone - Well Done to all those who helped to make our first production a huge success

14th December, 2015

Bugsy Malone

We thoroughly enjoyed practicing and performing Bugsy Malone on the 26th & 27th November. We had been practicing it since June, so now it is finished it feels very strange. We couldn’t have put on that amazing show without the help of Miss Grant, she did a fabulous job and we hope to do another show in the years to come. We have all made some amazing friends through the show and some friendships that will last forever J

We hope everyone loved watching the show as much as we loved performing it. We’re very much looking forward to the next one.

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St Peter's Academy 110 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 exhib...

14th December, 2015

SASCAL Art Competition

Aboriginal Art was as one of the many topics covered by year 8 Art students last year. They explored the traditional stories handed down by generations and produced a collage made of tiny dots and ripped sugar paper. The work they produced was mounted and exhibited in school. It was from this selection of work that I chose 3 outstanding images to represent Art across the County at a summer exhibition held at Wychwood Park for the Stoke on Trent Association of Secondary College and Academy Leaders (SASCAL) conference. The art on display at the exhibition has since been made into a calendar 2016. I am delighted to congratulate 3 current year 9 students Aimee Buckton, Charlie Bradley and Raziya Akhtar on their wonderful achievement in art. The students were presented with the Calendars which display their work and we are honoured to have them around the Academy.

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St Peter's Academy 111 Outstanding Attitude to Learming Rewards trip to the Repertory Theatre for Outstanding Attitudes to Learning

11th December, 2015

Outstanding Attitude to Learming

Recently, Revd Flanagan and Mr Callaghan had the privilege of accompanying 18 of our students to a performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Rep Theatre following the launch of our new Attitude to Learning strategy.

The performance, by the Scarlet Theatre Company, was followed by a workshop exploring the themes of the story and how they were expressed through the performance.

Students were delighted with the experience, commenting that, “The scene changes were great—they kept the story moving.” They also noted that, “The actors were enthusiastic.”

The following key stage 3 students who were being rewarded for their consistently outstanding attitude to learning in lessons and around the academy:

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Fausta Cepaite, Jorja Wright, Mahnoor Iqbal, Ben Rothwell, Owen Berry, Nimra Azhar, Lewis Hughes, Connor O'Brien

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Ben Kerr, Farrah Edwards, Gabrielle Sampson, Arthur Stockton-Nixon, Emily Whittle, Vera Addai, Ruby Wilson, Bartosz Abratanski

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Aimee Buckton, Izabelle Bull

 

There will be many more opportunities for being rewarded with the launch of our Rewards Strategy in the new term, including rewards for attitudes to learning, attendance, progress and contribution to our SPA community.

St Peter's Academy 112 PTA Fundraising A huge thank you to the PTA for another round of fundraising

10th December, 2015

PTA Fundraising

Another huge round of applause, and big thanks, go to the following members of St Peter’s Academy PTA: - Emma Jones, Karen Porter, Jas Bansal, Alex Dyas, Tracey Critchley and Michelle Harrison, for fundraising during our school production of ‘Bugsy Malone’.  Our stalwart ‘Tuck Shop Team’, willingly gave up their time to bag up sweets and sell them before the show and during the interval, running a raffle alongside.  A total amount of £340 was raised, for which staff and students are very grateful. 

 

New members are always welcome, and are invited to our next meeting, at the Academy, on Thursday 21st January 2016, starting at 18:30

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St Peter's Academy 113 Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 18th December Come to school in Christmas colours or a Christmas jumper to show your support for Save the Children

9th December, 2015

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 18th December

On Friday 18th December we will be supporting Save the Children and having a Christmas Jumper Day.

Students can pay £1 to take part and come to School wearing Christmas Colours or their Christmas Jumpers.

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St Peter's Academy 114 Meet the Principal Evening Wednesday 16th December 18:00 - Meet the Principal Evening. There will be a presentation and informal conversations.

9th December, 2015

Meet the Principal Evening

As a follow up to the well attended and successful Meet the Principal evening on the 6th October 2015, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding another evening at the Academy on Wednesday 16th December 2015. The Principal will be doing a short presentation followed by more informal conversations with parents. The evening will start at 18:00 and will likely finish around 19:30.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

St Peter's Academy 115 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 15:3...

9th December, 2015

SEN Parent/Carer Event

St Peter’s Academy will be holding a Parent/Carer Event for all SEN students on Monday 14th December 2015 between 15.30 and 17.30pm. This will be a valuable opportunity for you to discuss your child’s individual needs and support us in setting targets to secure the best possible outcomes for your son/daughter.

The event will take place in the SEN area, for you to see the facilities available and meet with members of the SEND Faculty. No appointments necessary.

On arrival there will be a parent and student questionnaire to complete, followed by target setting conversations to complete a ‘student passport’. Completed passports will be made available to all teaching staff and reviewed regularly.  

Sue Francis from SEND services will be attending the event; her valuable expertise will offer support and guidance on an individual basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

St Peter's Academy 116 Christmas Lunch Christmas Lunch will be served on Tuesday 15th December.

8th December, 2015

Christmas Lunch

Our Annual Christmas Lunch will be served on Tuesday 15th December.

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Click here to download a copy of the Menu

St Peter's Academy 117 Year 7 Christmas Party Our Year 7 Christmas Party will be taking place on Friday 11th December

8th December, 2015

Year 7 Christmas Party

Our Year 7 Christmas Party will be taking place on Friday 11th December.

There will be games, music and sweets, drinks and crisps available to buy!

See Mrs Brabbs or Mrs Keeling for more information.

St Peter's Academy 118 Year 7 Girls Athletics Congratulations to the Y7 Girls Athletics Team who came 2nd in the City Cup.

7th December, 2015

Year 7 Girls Athletics

A huge congratulations to our Year 7 Girls Athletics Team who came 2nd in the City Cup.

They are now going on to represent the City.

Well done girls!

 

St Peter's Academy 119 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 you...

1st December, 2015

Christmas Attendance Challenge

 

Academy 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.

Prizes for each year will be

1 Golden Ticket - £20

1 Silver Ticket - £5 & VIP Lunch voucher

10 Bronze Tickets - Chocolate Selection Box

 

Go on give it a try, we all love a bit of

chocolate for Christmas.

 

Good Luck!

We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

 

Don’t forget Attendance Matters!

 

St Peter's Academy 120 Harvest Collection We are proud to have donated 'over 400' meals to the 'Newcastle-Staffs Food Bank' following our Annual Harvest Assembly.

20th November, 2015

Harvest Collection

We are proud to have donated over 400 meals to the 'Newcastle-Staffs Food Bank' following our Annual Harvest Assembly. Students and Staff donated food items in the week running up to our Harvest Assembly in October and the Worship Team, Coordinated by Mrs Rubin,collected and delivered the food to the Food Bank.

"It is overwhelmingly heart warming to know that staff and students have made such an amazing to difference to our local community." Mrs Rubin

Peter Till wrote to the Academy on behalf of the Food Bank expressing their gratitude, a copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking this link.

We would like to thank all of our Students, Parents and Carers for their kind and generous donations.

 

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St Peter's Academy 121 Scholastic Book Club The latest Scholastic Book Club order form is available

10th November, 2015

Scholastic Book Club

The latest Scholastic Book Club flyer and order form is available for all students to have a look.

Alternatively, you can follow the link below to go order directly from the Scholastic website.

http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-peters-st4

Orders need to be in by 4th December!

Download a copy of the Christmas flyer and order form here!

St Peter's Academy 122 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

10th November, 2015

Thursday 19th November - Y9 Visit to the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham

In order to aid students in their decision making and so they are well informed, we have booked a day at the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham for all our year 9 students on Thursday 19th November 2015.

The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event, is helping to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore further education, skills and Apprenticeships. 

The Skills Show brings skills to life for students, giving them the chance to learn about education, training and careers in an engaging and inspiring way.  From trying out skills and watching talented young people to hearing from industry insiders and careers experts – what better way to motivate your students to think about their future?

The cost of the trip is £10.00 per student and covers the cost of the coaches only as entry to the event is free. Students will be expected to bring a packed lunch and drink and students who normally access free school meals, will be provided with food and a drink on the morning of the event.

I trust you will agree this is a fantastic opportunity, one that cannot be missed.

In the event you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact Mr Mahony by email at mmahony@spa.woodard.co.uk

Click here to download a copy of the Letter to Parents

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St Peter's Academy 123 November 2015 Newsletter Our November 2015 Newsletter is available to download

6th November, 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

Our November 2015 Newsletter is available to download!

Visit the 'Newsletter Archive' section of the News and Events page to view a copy, alternatively, you can contact the Academy office to request a printed copy

Click here to visit our News and Events page

 

St Peter's Academy 124 Operation Christmas Child This term we are supporting Operation Christmas Child ran by the charity 'Samaritan's Purse'.

6th November, 2015

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Chirstmas Child

This term, at St. Peter’s Academy, we are actively getting involved with spreading a message of joy and hope to children around the world.

We are asking each form group to pack a medium sized shoebox with small gifts and sweets as part of Operation Christmas Child, run by the charity ‘Samaritan’s Purse’. Each form will decide whether they are making their box for a boy or girl within the following age ranges – 2-4 years, 5-9 years and 10-14 years old.

These shoeboxes are received indiscriminately by children and are given freely to youngsters of all backgrounds and faiths, some of whom would not receive a gift at this time of year.

The shoeboxes could contain the following items –

  • Toys: Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument. For boys; trucks and cars, for girls; dolls, clip on earrings, etc.
  • Educational Supplies: Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, solar calculators etc.
  • Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.
  • Other Items: Sweets (sell-by date to be at least March of the following year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces, friendship bracelets etc.

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The shoeboxes should also contain a donation of £3.00, placed in an envelope, which covers the cost of shipping the boxes abroad. It is important that the shoeboxes contain no toys of a political, violent or religious nature (i.e. toy guns) or any glass items. Similarly, the charity requests that no liquids, chocolate items or novels are included in the shoeboxes.

It is hoped that each form member will be able to make a small contribution to completing their form box. In addition, if you would like to complete your own box, please include a selection of items listed above and wrap an ordinary shoe box in Christmas paper (with a loose lid). All boxes or contributions must be returned to the academy by Monday 16th November.

Please take the time to watch the video in the link below to see they joy and happiness that this project brings to disadvantaged children all over the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVdIQduaqFw&list=PLFB73FDC5656435B8&index=50

St Peter's Academy 125 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 sh...

4th November, 2015

Bugsy Malone Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November 6pm

Bugsy Malone

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Bugsy Malone production.

£4 Adults £2 Children and Concessions

St Peter's Academy 126 Year 11 PPE's Y11 PPE's will be taking place during the week commencing Monday 9th November

4th November, 2015

Year 11 PPE's

 

Period Monday 9 Nov Tuesday 10  Nov Wednesday 11 Nov Thursday 12 Nov Friday 13 Nov
1                         08:40-09:40 English 1hr 45 - 2hrs 15 Maths 1hr 45 French Listening 35 mins Science 1hr 15 BTEC Sport 1 hr
2                         09:40-10:40 English Maths Spanish 35 mins Science BTEC Sport 
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3                        11:05-12:05 Engineering & Food Tech 1hr 30 Law 1hr 30 & History  Science 1hr 15 Maths 1hr 45 Science 1hr 15
4                        12:05-13:05 Engineering & Food Tech  Law & History Science Maths  Science 
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5                        14:00-15:00 French & Spanish Reading 35 mins Child Development 1hr Health & Social 1hr Sport 1hr  

 

St Peter's Academy 127 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

23rd October, 2015

Year 11 Post 16 and Careers Event

On Thursday 22nd October, our Year 11 students had the opportunity to take part in a Post 16 and Careers event as part of our on-running Lifeskills Programme. During the day, students had the chance to talk visitors from a host of Post 16 training and Further Education providers to gather information about possible Post 16 pathways.

Students met key people who answered questions, offered guidance about entry requirements and career pathways and gave advice about applying. There were also representatives from Universities who were able to explain student loans and student finance, separating myth from fact.

The day was a huge success and we hope that served to motivate and raise aspirations, providing pupils with that added impetus to achieve in exams.

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St Peter's Academy 128 Prayer Breakfast On Saturday 3rd October our prayer group met to enjoy a time of prayer and fellowship whilst tucking into a delicious co...

5th October, 2015

Prayer Breakfast

Many of us believe that ‘prayer changes things’.  On Saturday 3rd October a group of around 40 students, parents, staff and local clergy met at St Peter’s Academy to enjoy a time of prayer & fellowship together whilst tucking into a delicious continental style breakfast.

This was a great opportunity for us to meet collaboratively and pray for the future of St Peter’s Academy. A huge thank you to all who attended, especially Lloyd Cooke and Paul Critchley for leading the worship time.

It is always a privilege to share God’s blessing with the local community and to feel God’s hand at work in the hearts and minds of staff, students, parents and visitors to St Peter’s Academy.

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