St. Peter's Primary School
St. Peter's School is a one form entry primary school at the heart of the village community in the parish of St Peter’s, Jersey. It was the original parish school, built in 1863 and redeveloped in 2008, when a modern extension was added to the old building. We have close links with the church, parish and further afield and encourage community involvement and team work, through our school motto:
'Together we hold the keys to success”
We have a total of 215 pupils aged 3-11 in eight classes, including nursery. We have additional learning spaces, including a hall/gym, multi-purpose room with a kiln, library, music room and several other smaller rooms that are used to support emotional well-being and small group or individual learning needs.
We have a large playing field behind the school and have fantastic grounds with many trees. We have a large playground divided into three areas – a quiet all-weather grass area, a netball court, and a “wheeled devices” play area where children can ride bikes and scooters, providing they wear a helmet. There is also a pond, kitchen garden and wild garden areas where children can learn outdoors. We aim to make the best use of our extensive grounds, the parish and wider island neighbourhood to enhance learning experiences.
St Peter’s School is part of a cluster of schools which include Mont Nicolle, La Moye, St. Mary, Les Landes and Bel Royal Primary schools, and Les Quennevais Secondary school. We meet together regularly to share professional expertise and discuss matters of mutual concern and benefit.
We are a caring and inclusive school that encourages and celebrates success – at every level. Our school is driven by an enthusiasm for learning and an ambition that every child can achieve success, exemplified by our motto:
"Together we hold the keys to success"
We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating, through providing meaningful, cross-curricular learning opportunities. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and adult lives, and we want to prepare them well for the ever-changing world in which they live.
We are a welcoming and supportive community that celebrates diversity, respects differences and values everyone for their individual qualities and needs. We are committed to developing each young person as an individual, meeting their individual needs and encouraging them to develop a positive image of themselves.
We want St Peter’s School pupils to feel happy and safe, so that they can be responsible members of their community, empowered with the skills and knowledge to enjoy an enriched and active life.
We have a positive behaviour policy that encourages "Bucket-filling" attitudes, and have four "Golden Bucket Rules."
We view education as a joint venture, involving everyone – children, parents, staff and the wider community, and encourage an ethos of open and honest communication between all stakeholders, with the belief that making mistakes is a natural part of learning, allowing areas for future development to be identified and actioned. This is why we operate an ‘Open Door’ policy. Parents are always welcome to discuss any issue with us so that we can find solutions to any problems.
What do we value at St Peter’s School?
Community: St Peter’s School is a great place to be because we care about each other and our environment. Fantastic teamwork within our school and in our wider community helps us make a positive difference to lives and provide the best possible opportunities for our pupils.
Respect: Everyone in our school community is polite and respectful to each other. We value and celebrate our differences, and trust each other to be honest and to take responsibility for our actions.
Wellbeing: We are a happy, caring school, where people flourish because they feel valued and safe. Family is important to us and we encourage ‘Bucket-filling’ attitudes and healthy choices.
Learning: We have high aspirations, a zest for learning and enjoy a challenge. We know that we learn from our mistakes, and support each other to take risks and solve problems. We work hard and keep trying, even when we find something difficult. If we are tempted to say, “I can’t,” we remember to add the word, “Yet!”
'Little Keys' Jelly Club
'Little Keys' Jelly Club welcomes pre-school children with their parents, grandparents or carers to come and enjoy fun activities in a calm and relaxed environment. It also provides the opportunity to meet other adults and children.
It is run by Louisa Coxshall from Parenting Support Services and one of our teachers, Kelly Gage.
The sessions are held on Wednesdays from 1.15pm-2.15pm
Breakfast Club is available for St Peter’s School children from Reception – Year 6 and is run by members of our staff. After the half-term break in October, Nursery pupils may attend breakfast club if our staff are completely satisfied that they are emotionally ready for the experience.
Breakfast club opens at 7.30am and runs till 8.30am when school opens.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 till 8.15am. There is a varied selection of breakfast foods available. Children can play or watch a video after they have eaten their breakfast.
We encourage children to clean their teeth before going to class, and teach them how to do this according to dental guidelines.
The cost of breakfast club is £2.50 per child, payable monthly.
This club is available for St Peter’s School children from Reception – Year 6 and is held at St Mary’s Community Centre.
The children are collected by minibus at 3.00pm and taken to St Mary’s.
Collection is before or at 5.30pm. Snack is provided. Please ask the school secretary for details.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Peter's Primary School
La Rue de L'Eglise
- JE3 7ZH
Time / Date Details
- Time of day
- Age Ranges
- Children aged 3 - 11 years