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Daily life at St Peter's School

St Peter's 13-18

Daily life at St Peter's School

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Daily life varies for our pupils as they progress through the school, and the activities and clubs that they join will also demand varying amounts of time.  However, some elements of the school day remain the same for everyone.


Day pupils should be in School by 8.20am in time for House registration which is completed by 8.30am (8.20am on Saturday).

Chapel and Assembly

All pupils attend Chapel on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8.35am, and Assembly on Friday mornings in the Memorial Hall.

Lessons start at 9.00am, and pupils have a break at 11.00am, followed by lunch at 12.40pm.

Games and Activities

All pupils are committed to the games/activities programme. On Wednesdays there is a 4.00pm finish and on Saturdays pupils finish by 3.45pm, unless they are involved in a match. On other days of the week 5.30pm is often the normal finishing time.

Tutors and House Meetings

Tutor Group and PSHE meetings take place on Tuesdays. House meetings take place on Thursday mornings at 8.35am followed by Tutor Sessions. Tutors are present in Houses four days a week, in addition to the daily presence of the Housemaster/mistress.

Read more about daily life for our Boarding pupils.

Focus on Food

As a school which has been awarded The National Healthy Schools Award, we take food very seriously at St Peter's, recognising we need to create good eating habits which contribute to a healthy lifestyle, whilst satisfying the calorific needs of growing children and active sports participants.

We are also in loco parentis for our boarders, who eat breakfast and dinner all together in the St Peter’s dining room.

Our kitchens cook as much as is possible from scratch and our two Catering managers are also working to source as much produce as we can locally, thereby supporting local businesses and being cognisant of food miles.

Miss Hudson's Recipes.

As many of us are finding new ways to settle in and keep occupied during COVID-19 our Executive Chef, Miss Hudson, will be sharing her favourite recipes with us.

We will be sharing her recipes on this page, which will be updated regularly.

Spring Carrot Cake

Banana Bread Loaf

Store Cupboard Mixed Bean Chilli

Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Brownies

Rocky Road

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

Tomato and Mozzarella Quiche

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Buttermilk Pancakes

Last term, St Peter's L6 pupils enjoyed a series of cookery lessons at school. These recipes seem to have come in handy as proud parents have been sending in photos of their children using their new skills to make those dishes at home during lockdown.

McBeath's Chorizo, Pea, Courgette and Lemon Risotto.