St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School caters for children aged 4 to 11 years. Situated in the large picturesque village of Hixon, which lies between Stafford and Uttoxeter, the school is easily accessible via an excellent road network. St. Peter’s mainly serves the local village community and its surrounding areas, although some pupils choose to travel from further afield.
The school provides a full programme of learning suitable for all pupils in a safe and caring environment. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we present to pupils – and the encouragement given for children to achieve their full potential – both academically and as citizens of the community.
There has been a primary school in Hixon since Victorian times although the original building is no longer used as a school. The building the school is now housed in was built in 1959 and is large and airy. Its extensive facilities include a multi-functional hall furnished with excellent PE equipment and a permanent stage; a separate dining room with all meals cooked on site; a well-equipped ICT suite/resource library containing 17 computers and numerous books; a well-stocked fiction library and a superb room used exclusively for the school’s excellent before and after school provision.
The external environment of the school is large and impressive and includes a secure playground area including an outdoor classroom; extensive playing fields and exceptional garden and woodland areas which enhance learning in science and environmental education including the increasingly popular ‘Forest Schools’ programme. Our youngest children have the benefit of a play area dedicated to their use and situated just outside the Early Years classrooms. Other permanent play equipment designed for different age groups is situated around the school.
The former Hixon Children’s Centre is part of the school building; these self-contained refurbished rooms house the thriving local pre-school provision, the superb facilities within the centre being available for use by local families. Transition from Pre-school to school is, therefore, virtually seamless.