St. Peter’s as a Church of England School
As a Church school St. Peter’s aims to provide pupils with an experience of Christianity as a living tradition and therefore works closely with the Church both at local and diocesan levels. School worship is conducted at least once a term in the local church and the building is regularly used as a learning resource. The local vicar is a member of the school’s Governing Body and is a regular visitor into school either leading worship; contributing to class lessons or leading activities during whole school ‘Golden Time’.
The school’s links with the Lichfield diocese include an activity day spent by the older children in the beautiful surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral.
Children are made aware of the school’s foundation, especially the identity of St. Peter and the symbolism of the crossed keys. An impressive life-size model of St. Peter, created by the children, can be found in the school’s Reflection Area. The school hymn ‘On This Rock’ is a favourite with the children. Within the school’s daily acts of Christian worship, in addition to times of prayer, there are periods of peace and quiet during which children are encouraged to be still and to reflect and, therefore, to help to develop spiritual awareness.
As a Church school St. Peter’s endeavours to foster in all pupils the Christian values of compassion and respect for others and for their surroundings. Relationships between pupils and between staff and pupils are excellent and live out these values. Older children show care for younger pupils both at work and at play and all children are encouraged to care for the environment in a variety of ways.