We recently had the devastating news that Brighton and Hove Council have put forward a proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School from August 2024. The parents and staff are very proud of our lovely school and will be deeply saddened as this would be a huge loss to our community. 

St Peter’s has been educating the children of South Portslade for over 100 years, since it opened in 1906. The school is steeped in history with a beautiful Edwardian building and accessible Air Raid Shelters, built during the 2nd World War.   

Our nursery opened in 2000 and is one of very few Local Authorities Nurseries left in B&H, where we offer a fantastic, high-quality education, with qualified and experienced teachers, offering extended hours at very low-cost fees.  

Many pupils with Special Educational Needs attend our school and for those children to leave the secure and nurturing environment they are thriving in will be traumatic. Siblings may have to be separated at different schools.  

Our school is a unique and happy place.  Please help us save St Peter’s and show your support by joining our fight.

Details of how you can help to support us and links to the consultation, petition and meetings are all on our SOS webpage - click here for more information.

The petition and consultation are currently closed.  A decision on this stage of the consultation process is due to be reached on 22/01/2024 by the Children, Families and Schools Committee.

Information will be made available on the above web page as soon as we are informed.


St Peter’s is a one form entry, friendly, family orientated school and nursery and we are proud of how we work in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community. From what was originally an infant school, built in 1906, we have grown into an all-through primary and nursery school for children aged 3-11.  Our admission numbers are 218 pupil spaces in the school and we also offer a choice of 15 or 30 hours a week in our nursery, with options for wraparound care. 

At St Peter’s we seek to nurture and develop our pupils into high achieving, confident and articulate young people whose primary education equips them to go confidently in to secondary education. We are ambitious for all our children, both academically and socially, and our aim as a school, just like as a parent, is based around what we believe is best for the children. We strive to provide the best quality that we can find or afford; the best teachers, the best facilities, the best visits and visitors and in essence the best education, so that our children love school and love learning.

Everyone here is committed to providing stimulating high quality learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom. We teach our children to be curious, to ask questions, and to be thinkers. We help them to understand that we all make mistakes and that we can learn from them. By creating an environment in which we can develop their confidence and self-belief, we hope to prepare them to take on challenge, and become confident, well rounded young people who see life as being a glass that is half full, not half empty.

At St Peter’s we believe that we should treat other people the way we wanted to be treated. We encourage the children here to grow up to be nice people: to be kind and generous; funny and thoughtful; and to be honest and truthful. Good behaviour and mutual respect is a whole school expectation. Through sport and learning activities we encourage our pupils to be team players and to bring out the best in each other by working together. As part of our curriculum and in our charitable events, we aim to encourage them to do good in the world, to think beyond just what is best for themselves, but what will make the world, in even a small way, a better place.

We hope our website will give you some insight into our happy school where our children and staff have a deep enthusiasm and love for learning.



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 Support with the Cost of Living Crisis


Food Parcels
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has lots of useful information on how to access emergency food parcels: https://bhfood.org.uk/resources/accessing-emergency-food-parcels/  


Low Cost Shopping
Everyone across the City can buy low-cost shopping if they need to. More information is available here: https://bhfood.org.uk/how-to-hub/low-cost-and-free-community-shopping/ 


Healthy Start Access if you are pregnant or have a child under 4If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may also be able to get help to buy milk, fruit and vegetables: Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)