The Peterborough School is committed to small class sizes throughout Senior School. Classes are large enough to encourage discussions and a lively atmosphere but small enough to ensure every boy and girl is noticed and listened to.
The unique talents of each child are identified and developed, whether they be in the classroom, in the creative arts or on the sports field. Their academic performance is tracked closely and reviewed regularly to ensure that they are working well and making good progress. Students have individual targets set for them and parents enjoy regular written and verbal reports.
Students receive an holistic education at The Peterborough School. We provide an environment in which boys and girls develop a sense of right and wrong. We promote kindness, courtesy and consideration of others. This is a very caring school and we believe passionately that unless children are happy they will not learn well. Students mature confidently in a secure environment.
FULLY SUPPORTED LEARNING
The excellent care received by students in the Senior School is overseen by the Head of Pastoral Care. Boys and girls are supported and guided by committed staff. Our pastoral care is second to none, with our dedicated teachers knowing all the students very well.
The first year of Senior School introduces students to a broad and stimulating programme of subjects comprising English, mathematics, science, IT, French, German, geography, history, religious education, art, music, design and technology, physical education, games, personal, social, health and economic education and chapel.
Each year we can be flexible about the subjects which are offered at GCSE level. GCSE dance is available from Year 8 upwards. All students study English language, English literature, mathematics, core and additional science and at least the RE short course at GCSE. Most students take nine and a half GCSE subjects. Latin is offered to the gifted and talented in Year 10 and Year 11 focuses on choices for Sixth Form study.
Many students further enrich their studies with extra-curricular music and speech and drama lessons. The games programme is enhanced by a full programme of sports practices and fixtures.
Students are given the opportunity to take part in numerous extra-curricular activities outside the classroom, covering sports, music, drama, dance, debating, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and St John Ambulance.
Events & Trips
Events at the School include our drama and musical productions and festivals. Older students are encouraged to take more ambitious roles. Away from School there are trips to the theatre and museums. London is just 50 minutes from Peterborough by train and field trips take students around Britain and beyond with our exciting programme of overseas visits and exchanges.
The Peterborough School Thorpe Road Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE3 6APContact Us Online
Moving On to Sixth Form
In the Sixth Form students will be treated as adults but the strong support network will remain in place. They will make their own decisions and be responsible for their own learning.