New website coming in Autumn 2017!

We are now officially St. Peter's Community Primary School!  Children will no longer leave us to join a junior school once they reach Year Two but will stay at St. Peter's right through to Year Six. 


St. Peter’s is a one form entry primary and nursery school for children aged 3 – 11 years.  We are a family orientated school who pride ourselves on the close ties we forge with our children and their parents and carers.  Our admission numbers are currently 218 pupils in the school as we welcomed our first Year 6 class in September 2016 and become a full primary school.  We also offer a further 50 free part-time places and full-time places in our nursery. 

We have been proudly serving the South Portslade and neighbouring communities since 1906.  Our original, beautiful Victorian building has been fully modernised, while still managing to retain many of its original features and has now been expanded onto Wellington Road.  The extension now houses our new large hall/dining room, several new classrooms and our SEN room and staffroom.  On the original site, we now have a state of the art ICT suite and a beautiful new Year One classroom, leading out onto the shared infant playground. 

We are looking forward to using our new environment to continue to provide an excellent education for young children. 






Our classrooms, hall and ICT suite are all fantastically well resourced, with access to lots of high quality teaching and learning equipment. 









(Year One)



(Year Two)




(Year Three)




(Year Four)




(Year Five)



Year 6 photos coming soon!




Our outside areas are used as an extension of the classrooms and are continually developed to ensure excellent provision for all our children.  Our current outside infant area comprises of three main playground areas.  The infant/nursery playground houses a "Secret Garden", a water and pond garden and a fantastic climbing play area.  This area also has a lower playground with a music area and our climbing wall, providing excellent opportunities for co-operative and imaginative play. The junior playground at the seafront side of the school is also being developed in the Spring and Summer terms of 2016.






  The gates on both sites open at 8.35am.
  Infant Classroom doors open: 8.40am (register is taken at 8.50am)
  Junior Classroom doors open:  8.40am (register is taken at 8.45am)
  Nursery Classroom doors open: 8.55am 
  Playtime and fruit:  10.15am – 10.30am
  Infant lunchtime: 12.00 – 1.00pm
  Junior lunchtime: 12.05 - 1.00pm OR 12.00 - 12.55pm
  Nursery lunchtime: 12.00pm
  Infant end of school day: 3.10pm
  Junior end of school day: 3.15pm
  Nursery end of school day: 3.00pm

We are well known for our lively and caring atmosphere and we pride ourselves on the high level of education we provide whilst providing a personal and individual environment where children have the ability to develop and thrive.  All our staff understand how young children learn and ensure that both the learning environment and the content of their lessons are stimulating, creative, fun and educational.  We truly believe that every child matters, it is important that all our children are happy and healthy, which are fundamental before successful learning can take place. 

Our school has well developed links with the community and external agencies.  These links help to ensure that we are not just addressing the children’s academic needs but also their personal, social and emotional needs.  We have excellent relationships with our parents and work together to improve our provision for the children in our care.  We are continually seeking to improve the partnership which must exist between school and home for our children to succeed.   We strongly believe that our school is a busy, well organised and successful school in which you can be confident your child will thrive.


Our extensive Air Raid Shelters offer a truly historic insight into Portslade life in the war.  We offer an exciting "Child in the War" experience to local Junior schools and open our Air Raid Shelters to the public at our Summer Fayre in June each year. 
St. Peter's was built in 1906 and was originally a primary school for 170 children.  There are air raid shelters underneath our canteen and our log books from the Second World War tell us how children spent time there on a daily basis during the air raid warnings.  We celebrated our 100th birthday here at St. Peter's in 2006 and we are looking forward to a successful future providing excellent primary education.

Click on this image to take an exciting virtual tour of our Air Raid Shelters!



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Please contact us if you would like a copy of our prospectus.

Our past Osfted reports can be downloaded here:

Ofsted Inspection Report - November 2016

Ofsted Inspection Report - October 2014

Ofsted Inspection Report - September 2010

Ofsted Inspection report - October 2007

Ofsted Inspection report - May 2003

If you would like paper copies of any documents on this website, please request them at the school office.

Site last updated: July 2017
Created and maintained by: Colette Lynch