St Peter’s is a one form entry, friendly, family orientated school 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 as we became a full primary school in 2016. We also offer a choice of 15 or 30 hours a week in our nursery.
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.
Message from Emma Lake - Executive Headteacher from September 2022
I am delighted that the governing body at St Peters has asked me to be Executive Head for initially the next year. I have been a teacher for 32 years and a Headteacher for 16 of those years. I was first Headteacher of Hangleton Infant school and then of Hangleton Primary school - when the Infants and the junior school merged. In 2013 I became Executive Headteacher across Hangleton and Benfield schools. I do love my job - I will tell anybody that it is the best job in the world.
I have two children, who from September will both be at University, so my husband and I will need to get used to a quiet house! In my spare time I enjoy swimming and yoga and have just taken up playing golf. I really enjoy gardening and eating all that I grow - food is an important part of my life!
I am really looking forward to being part of the St Peters team and getting to know the school and the community.
Latest St Peter's Calendar Events
- SUMMER HOLIDAYS14Aug2022
- SUMMER HOLIDAYS15Aug2022
- SUMMER HOLIDAYS16Aug2022
- SUMMER HOLIDAYS17Aug2022
- SUMMER HOLIDAYS18Aug2022
Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme
Families with children in Reception to Year 11 may be able to access the fully funded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Eligible families can request a unique HAF booking code and book their children on to free HAF activities now!
If your child receives benefits-related free school meals, FREE holiday provision is available across the city as part of the Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Learn more and get booked on now: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/haf”
Who is Brighton & Hove’s HAF programme for?
Funded by the DfE, HAF is free to school-aged (Reception to Year 11) children across the city who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM). We also have a good allocation of places for those meeting the below criteria, though our key focus will remain on reaching those on FSM.
- Those with a Social Worker, to include looked-after children or previously looked after children
- Young carers
- Those with an education, health, and care plan (EHCP)
- Those referred by the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) to include but not limited to asylum seekers, refugees, and those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
Please do contact HAF@brighton-hove.gov.uk with any questions.