Principal's Welcome

Michael astley

At St Peter’s we refer to ourselves as a family and are proud to be the only Church of England high school in Stoke-on-Trent.  Our vision is that every student achieves their full potential through our Christian Core Values (Service, Thankfulness, Peace, Endurance, Trust, Empathy, Reverence), high expectations and hard work.  Our mission is to provide them with the highest standard of education and support so they lead successful and purposeful lives.  Our motto is ‘Every Life Enriched’.

I arrived at St Peter’s in September 2015 and have overseen a period of rapid and sustained improvement.  Ofsted have now graded us Good for Leadership & Management, Good for Teaching & Learning, Good for Behaviour and Outstanding for Personal Development and Welfare.  SIAMS also graded us Good with Excellent features.

There is a real emphasis on learning at St Peter’s and students are challenged to reach their potential because the Academy expects the highest standards of all students and it is significant that we have a very low staff turnover and staff love being part of the St Peter’s family.

Our aim is to produce enthusiastic and lifelong learners, by nurturing self-esteem and promoting independence and leadership.  Attitude to Learning or MADS grades, that measure students’ Motivation, Ambition, Dedication and Self-discipline, are awarded every lesson of every day.  These allow us to recognise and reward all students who deserve it, regardless of their starting point.  The student Union are also a very influential group when it comes to setting and reviewing our policies and procedures.

It is no coincidence that in the most recent GCSEs, where examinations were sat, St Peter’s achieved the best GCSE results in its history and is the most improved high school in Stoke-on-Trent.  There are 10 DfE measures for outcomes and we made improvements in all 10 of them.

St Peter’s boasts a state of the art, vibrant learning environment and impressive resources for our students so they can flourish.  Our classrooms encourage creativity and we have in excess of 500 student computers, laptops and iPads.  The sporting facilities are some of the best in the city with a full-size 3G pitch and multi-purpose Sports Hall.  These are currently used by national associations, professional football clubs and local teams.  Please visit the Lettings section of our website if you are interested in hiring any of our facilities.

We welcome students and parents/carers who share our values and expectations to become part of the St Peter’s family and you will always be assured a very warm welcome, so please contact us and arrange a visit.

Michael Astley

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