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Mission & Values

St Peter's 13-18

Mission & Values

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Our vision is to be a happy, thriving 2-18 co-educational day and boarding school community that combines a classical, high quality, all-round education with a forward-looking and exciting approach to learning.

We would like to build on our excellent reputation in the North and become known as one of the best all-round independent schools in the country.  We will do this by always working to improve as we live the School’s Christian values together.


Our mission is to prepare pupils for confident, successful and fulfilled adult lives and to make a positive impact on their world.

We achieve this through our four pillars: qualifications, skills, interests and values. Together, these pillars prepare our pupils for life beyond school.

Inspiring teaching and an extensive co-curricular programme combine to provide our pupils with an exceptional array of opportunities in music, sports, the arts and much more.

Our 47-acre green campus provides the space and resources for our pupils to excel academically, develop their own talents and interests, and acquire skills for life that will help them stand out in a fast-changing world.

Download our Infographic to learn more about the Four Pillars and the extraordinary opportunities available to pupils at St Peter's School.

Four Pillars

The Seven Values

The School's Seven Values are for each and every member of the St Peter’s School community to practise – pupils, teaching and support staff, parents and governors – across the three schools.

Friendship: To be a welcoming, caring and inclusive community in which we can all feel valued and grow in confidence.

Trust: To speak with honesty and conviction, to listen carefully and openly, and promote strong relationships of trust and loyalty.

Wisdom: To develop enquiring minds and a lifelong love of learning, and provide the inspiration to achieve, through creative teaching and a breadth of co-curricular opportunity.

Compassion: To encourage self-respect, care for others and an active interest in the world beyond the school.

Endurance: To work hard and participate with whole-hearted commitment and resilience, reflecting on our disappointments and short-comings with honesty.

Humility: To conduct ourselves with generosity of spirit, praising effort and fair play and celebrating our successes with modesty.

Hope: To prepare for the future, always seeking to improve, and approaching each challenge and opportunity with energy and optimism.

Download our Prospectus to discover more about life at St Peter's School.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The governors and senior leadership team at St Peter’s School are united in their full commitment to create a truly inclusive school. With the rest of our school community, we strive to demonstrate all of our seven school values which are fundamental to our commitment. Our values compel us to embrace our differences and celebrate the strengths every individual brings to our school. 

Read our Open Letter, which outlines our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and explains the steps we are taking on our journey towards becoming a fully inclusive school.