The curriculum at St. Peter’s has been designed to ensure all pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally, socially and physically. As part of the curriculum the government expects schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As a Catholic school, St. Peter’s embeds those values through its ethos and mission statement, which extends to all activities in school, within and outside the taught curriculum.

Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) meetings are provided to all pupils in Y8-13 appropriate to the stage and age of pupils. These interviews are to ensure that pupils make informed choices at every stage and are in a position to make the next step into further or higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Careers education is delivered holistically as part of the Citizenship curriculum, during form times and by individual subject areas.

Further information about the curriculum will be made available to pupils when they make their subject choices for KS4 and KS5. If subject specific information is required, please contact the relevant subject leader. Any other enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Crees, Senior Assistant Headteacher (Finance, Curriculum and Timetabling).

In years 7, 8 and 9, all pupils study the statutory National Curriculum subjects; Mathematics, English, Science, MFL, Geography, History, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music and Citizenship in addition to the non-statutory subjects Drama, Religious Education, Personal Development and Computing. In the Spring Term of Year 9 pupils select which optional subjects they will study in Years 10 and 11.