St Peter's Church of England Middle School
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
About St Peter's Church of England Middle School
St Peter’s is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England, middle deemed secondary school without sixth form based in Windsor, Berkshire. It operates under the Diocese of Oxford and is supported by the multi-academy Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust. The school will provide 271 places for students aged 9-13, when fully subscribed.
The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust was founded in 2012, and St Peter’s opened as a new provision in November 2014.
Values and Vision
St Peter’s is a transforming community where everyone supports each other in genuine fellowship. Our Christian values of fellowship, wisdom, trust, integrity and compassion drive all that we do. Through God and these values we will live out our Motto:
To Aspire to be the very best we can, to Believe in our own abilities and those of the people around us, to Grow and develop continually and to Achieve the very best we can.
We were pleased that our most recent SIAMS inspection found the strengthened Christian ethos at St Peter’s School is having a positive impact on students’ well being and achievement and that as a result of a comprehensive improvement strategy, attainment levels are steadily improving for all groups. We were delighted that we achieved our best ever results (by a good margin) in both KS2 SATs and KS3 transfer tests (Year 8) this year…
In consultation with our community we changed our uniform. A uniform in itself does not result in better learning or higher grades, but what it does say is we have changed, the students are pleased to be wearing it, they are pleased to be students at St Peter’s and all we have and are going to achieve. Achievement in academic subjects is important but we also value time to develop and grow socially and emotionally. We are just as pleased that despite being the smallest school in the competition we played in fellowship and with integrity to beat our opposition and win for the very first time a regional sports competition, that our drama performances go from strength to strength with a memorable performance of Mary Poppins, Junior. Our students, staff, parents and guardians have worked extremely hard and our students deserve to be wearing a uniform that ‘says’ we are Rising above the Ordinary.
We care enough to challenge our students and make the most of all we have to offer; we are aware that we are learning for the future on the doorsteps of history with all the specialist teaching, buildings and resources you would expect from a much larger school; we believe that St Peter’s offers the children of the Windsor area something special.
“Students say they feel safe and well cared for, show positive attitudes and are keen to learn. Key areas for action have been identified [by the recently appointed headteacher] and work has begun. This is shared and supported by the newly appointed Chair of the Governing Body.”
A more recent SIAMs report also judged that significant changes had been made to the governing body, staff team and curriculum.
You yourselves like living stones are being built up.- 1 Peter 2:5