The curriculum at St. Peter’s has been designed to ensure all students 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) interviews are provided to all students in Y8-13 appropriate to the stage and age of students. These interviews are to ensure that students make informed choices at every stage and are in a position to make the next step into further or higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

In years 7, 8 and 9, all students 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/ ICT. In Year 9, students begin GCSE courses in Mathematics, Science, RE and English but are not examined in any of these subjects until Year 11.