St Peter's School
Welcome to St Peter’s School. We are a small independent preparatory day school and nursery founded in Kettering, Northamptonshire in 1946. We are co-educational accepting boys and girls from the school term in which they become 3 years old up to 11 years of age.
Welcome to Sunnylands Nursery. We are a small, independent nursery founded in Kettering, Northamptonshire. We are co-educational accepting boys and girls from the school term in which they become 3 years old in the stunning grounds of St Peter's School.
A warm start to Michaelmas term. It has been fantastic to have ALL of the children back in school for the start of the Michaelmas term. Autumn is officially here and with it is the usual excitement for Harvest, Children in Need, Halloween, Bonfire Night and... Christmas. The children have enjoyed collecting conkers in the school grounds and the eagerly awaited Conker Championships will be starting soon. Welcome back everyone.
As the end of an incredibly busy Trinity term draws to a close, staff say goodbye to the children and begin preparations for the Michaelmas term. The gazebos have been packed away, classrooms returned to 'normal' and everyone is now venturing off on their summer adventures. Have a lovely summer everyone. We will see you all in September.
It may not have been a conventional Founders Day but the entire school came together, online to celebrate the successes of the academic year 2019-2020. Teachers listed their highlights and special guests praised the hardwork of teachers, parents and children alike.
Mrs Morris and Mrs Waling welcomed new Reception parents to our first socially-distanced meeting in the freshly decorated Sunnylands Hall. The event was a huge success as parents respected social distancing whilst learning about their child's learning journey at St Peter's. Parents also welcomed the opportunity to meet the new teaching duo. Both Mrs Morris and Mrs Waling are looking forward to September and getting to know parents, and children, even better.
As a special treat we welcomed Year 4 and 5 back into school for a wonderful after school event.
Despite being apart during lockdown, Year 3 decided that every friday should be Fancy Dress Friday!
Inspired by their music topic, children from across Key Stage Two submitted artwork completed at home during lockdown as part of a virtual art gallery.
Our Key Worker Bubble celebrated VE Day in style with a vintage VE Day Tea Party.
Lower School Art Club had a creative session tonight finger-painting autumnal trees. Look at the concentration on their faces #arty
First night of Football Club tonight. We've actually received a bundle of new kit from the FA including goals, balls and cones. Thanks FA. #goal
This week's Throwback Thursday includes a page from the hand-written 1948 school magazine (seems as relevant today as it did then), a picture from the 40th year celebrations and a 10 year reunion picture for the Class of 1990. I wonder where they are 30 years later? #tbt
The school is feeling a lot more Autumnal this week as the children have discovered in their Forest School and Outdoor Learning lessons. #autumn
Year 5 have been learning about personification poems with Mrs M. They wrote this one as a class this morning and it seems appropriate to share... RAIN by Year 5 First, the rain started to dribble lightly down my face. The cowardly clouds started to sob quietly, creating miniature puddles. The gloomy clouds started to weep, splashing water everywhere. Grumbling sounds filled the air getting louder and louder... more than I could bear! Suddenly, the clouds erupted with rage! Booming thunder struck with all the cloud's might. The rain fell relentlessly, attacking the people beneath, forcing us to take shelter. BOOM! BANG! The lightning flashed as bright as a newborn sun. Seconds later, the rain settled as the storm clouds drifted away; fading raindrops retreated as the rainbow started to smile.
Introducing Mrs Ray who has joined St Peter's to deliver Speech & Drama lessons. We're so pleased she is able to join our community as she brings a wealth of experience and talent. Mrs Ray is the Principal at 'Little Voices Rutland' and is a LAMDA Assessor #dramaqueen
Reception have been learning about 'People who help us' and today they welcomed Dr Bhogaita-Kulkarni and Dr Kulkarni (Reception parents) to teach them about healthy teeth and healthy foods. The classroom now smells minty fresh. #healthy
First week of Science Club and the children have been doing a tree survey. They've been classifying and measuring some of our beautiful protected trees.
We are a non-selective school and children normally join us in Reception class. If a place is available, children may also join in any year group at any point in the school year. Our maximum class size is 20 children. The first thing to do is to visit us, and we welcome visits at any time whilst the school is in session. Open Weeks are established weeks where the pupil’s work is on display. At all visits the Headteacher will meet with you to show you the school and answer any questions you may have. Please call the School Office on 01536 512066 or email STPSOffice@st-peters.org.uk to make an appointment or complete our 'Request a Prospectus' form.
Founded in 1946, St Peter’s has established a reputation as a warm and friendly school for boys and girls with a strong family atmosphere. Focused on inclusive, high-quality learning, St Peter’s boasts small class sizes in a beautiful, historic setting. We are proud of our values-led approach with an emphasis on community. We seek to educate the whole child and value our vibrant and rich curriculum - the arts, music, and sport. Academic rigour is important, but so is creativity, children are encouraged to become life-long learners well prepared for secondary school.