Principal’s Newsletter

We are nearing the end of term after a positive time for the school. We achieved the best GCSE results in the history of the school and achieved the highest progress measure to date – equivalent to 78% 5 A*-C. The Sixth Form has grown markedly and we now have over a third of post-16 students who have joined us from other schools in the city and beyond. The School Open Night and the Sixth Form Open Night were both extremely well attended. We have had over 740 applications for next year’s Year 7 intake, a new record, showing the huge popularity of S. Peter’s. Continue reading our last Newsletter of 2018 below.

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 14th December is Christmas Jumper Day here at S.Peter’s , we are asking all students to give a £1 donation which will go towards supporting Mental Health Charities.

Investors in Pupils

Recently the student council have been working on an award called investors in pupils.

What is investors in pupils?

The process of completing the award will help year 8 students understand how the school is run, the adults who contribute to their education and how we are financed. It is an award which recognises and emphasises the value of students’ voices, encouraging them to have a say in how their school is run.

There are 5 main areas for completing the award;

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Classroom management
  • Learning
  • Induction

How are we doing?

There are 18 points which we have complete.  The Student Council is confident that we have already achieved 8 of them. Year 8, Mr Maullin, Miss Pritchard and y8 students have worked really hard and are continuing to help the Student Council complete the award.

Update

On 28th November the Student Council were off timetable all day to work on ILP. There has been a lot of progress and we look forward to sharing this with Mr Lewis, teaching staff and year 8.

By

Student Council Reps:

Sam(Year 10)

Harry(Year 9)

Applications for Year 7 in 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Those of you with younger children currently in Year 6 at Primary School will already have completed their CAF form and submitted this to the Local Authority for consideration.
This is to remind you that children applying for a place at S. Peter’s Collegiate School will also have to complete and submit a Supporting Evidence Form direct to the school.
As the SEF is such an important part of the application process requiring significant input from parents/carers and a faith leader PLEASE allow ample time to complete it before the deadline.
The SEF form and guidance on how to complete it can be found on the school website under Admissions
The deadline for submitting the SEF is 4pm on Monday December 3rd.

Espionage came to S. Peter’s

Espionage came to S. Peter’s this week as Business Language Champions and language analysts from GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) hosted ‘The Word is not Enough’. Our expert guests shared their stories about using language to work for multinational companies and to set up and expand their own businesses around the world, while GCHQ staff talked about their role in national security and the training opportunities offered there.

10 teams from 6 schools across the country were tasked with cracking a drug smuggling ring after being trained in encryption and decryption and getting to grips with basic Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. They used these skills to decode audio messages and coded clues, eventually releasing the staff who had been ‘kidnapped’, and finally presented their findings to the panel of judges in French, Spanish or German.

Pupils had some down time in the afternoon producing GCHQ board games and taking the opportunity to talk to our guests, and the day finished with the presentation of prizes. We’re delighted to say that S. Peter’s Spanish team Alastair Dobie, Devan Whitehouse, Priyanka Ajnat, Ella Humphries, Ben Lloyd and Joe Hardy came 2nd, with the German team Rebekah Rowley, Naomi Hardwick, Anastasia Burgess, Leo Tonks, Olivia Beech and Molly O’Shea also scoring highly in the challenge.

Thanks to everyone at Business Language Champions and GCHQ for this fantastic opportunity.

http://business-language-champions.co.uk/

https://www.gchq.gov.uk/who-we-are

 

Christmas Card Sale

Christmas Card Sale in school , Starts 26th November , all proceeds go to the School council.

Y12 Parents Evening

Y12 Parents Evening Thursday 15 November in the Sports Hall.
Letters handed to students. Please ask your son/daughter to make appointments with subject staff.
Please see letters attached.

Newsletter & Shoebox Appeal

As we head into Autumn read our Newsletter for the first half term of the academic year.

We will also be running our annual shoebox appeal. We ask that people either supply a shoebox with items in or even just items that can be put into shoeboxes. The donations will be sent to areas around the world to meet the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disaster.

See below for further details of what items to put in the shoeboxes.

Please leave the shoeboxes/items in the Chapel or give to Rev. David Weller before Friday 16th November 2018.

What Goes In My Shoebox

New Parent Governor

We are pleased to announce the result of our election for parent governor.

Elected:
Mr Raphael James

We would like to thank those who put their names forward and are sorry that there were insufficient places for all those interested this time.