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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to St Peter’s Church of England Primary School website. We hope that you find our website interesting and informative. If you cannot find what you are looking for or need any further information about our wonderful school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

St. Peter's provides a caring, learning environment underpinned by Christian faith, belief and values where everybody is given the opportunity to grow and fulfil their true potential, just like the Mustard Seed in the Parable of the Mustard Seed, Matthew 13:32.  “Although it is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows into the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

At St. Peter’s, we are ‘Growing and Learning together’ so we can become strong and dependable, just like the Mustard Seed, Matthew 13:32.  Our Christian Values underpin everything that we do here at St Peter’s.  These are: To show love and care to others, To respect other people's beliefs or cultures, To try your best, To be kind and helpful, To be honest in our relationships, To behave with patience and respect and To celebrate our achievements and hard work.

We support the Church of England Vision for Education by offering a broad curriculum that enables young people to flourish and to live "life in all its fullness" (John 10:10).  Our engaging curriculum recognises the skills and talents of all learners. We have a dedicated set of staff who work together as a team to ensure that each and every child enjoys their time with us. We provide all learners with lifelong experiences including: Forest School sessions, Science Shows, Author visits and sessions with our Artist in Residence - Gillian Parish.

Outside of the classroom, pupils will go on at least two school trips per year to exciting places such as Cadbury World, Blackpool and the Imperial War Museum. We also offer an array of extra-curricular activities including: Dance, Multi -- Sports, Science, Music, Spanish, Choir and Trinity Club. 

We have strong community and charity links. In 2019, we achieved the Christian Aid Global Neighbours Bronze Award. We work closely with St.Peter's Church and a number of global and national charities. We also fundraise and take part in community action throughout the academic year. Please see our charity section and Twitter Feed for more information. 

We will do all we can to ensure that the years that your child spends at our school are as happy and fruitful as possible and that the whole family will benefit from being members of the community of St Peter’s Church of England Primary School.

Mr John Wilson


About the School

St. Peter's School is a one form entry co-educational voluntary aided Church of England primary school within the Manchester Diocese. We cater for children aged 3 to 11 years. The school has provision for 210 children. 30 Reception, [The Foundation Stage] 60 Infants [Key Stage 1] and 120 Juniors [Key Stage 2].

See the School Information tab for more detail on our school.

School News Feed
  • Event
    15 June 2020
    Prayer Garden Competition
    Good Morning, Hope you are all well and safe. As you are probably aware, last week would have been Faith week and our pupils were going to working with our school artist Gill to redesign the planter in the prayer garden. If you have not already done so, we'd love for you to still help with this by drawing designs which Gill will then paint onto the planter. Designs can be linked to our school community, Mustard Seed Vision, Christian Values , your own faith or a religion that you have learnt about. You can share your designs by emailing help@st-peters-ashton.tameside.sch.uk or by tagging us on twitter @stpetersashton Friday 19th is the last day for any designs. Well done to those children who have already taken part, you'll receive your certificates soon! Good luck and stay safe,
  • Event
    11 June 2020
    Prayer Garden Competition
    Good Afternoon, Hope you are all well and safe. This week, would have been Faith week and our pupils were going to working with our school artist Gill to redesign the planter in the prayer garden. We’d love for you to still help with this by drawing designs which Gill will then paint onto the planter. Designs can be linked to our school community, Mustard Seed Vision, Christian Values , your own faith or a religion that you have learnt about. You can share your designs by emailing help@st-peters-ashton.tameside.sch.uk or by tagging us on twitter @stpetersashton Certificates will be awarded to all pupils that take part. Good luck and stay safe, Mr Colvin
  • Important
    9 June 2020
    Reminder: This message is for those parents/carers that have spoken to a member of the school team and have previously collected a FSM Food Hamper. The Hampers can collected for today only from 11:30 am. When collecting, we ask that you adhere to our revised social distancing procedures to keep everyone safe. Many Thanks
  • Important
    7 June 2020
    Monday 8th June
    Polite Reminder: Due to the recent changes in advice, school will now only re-open from tomorrow for pupils who have been attending during lockdown. 8am - 3:15pm hours will remain and pupils can be dropped/collected from the hall door. School uniform is not required. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Important
    5 June 2020
    Important - Wider school opening update
    Dear Parents & Carers, We hope that you are enjoying your half term with your child/children. As of 3:47pm this afternoon, we have been made aware of the changing situation in the North West’s R number which, as of 2pm today, is above 1. Despite our hard work and efforts to ensure our school site is as safe as it could be during this time, we have been advised by Tameside’s Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Director of Population Health to delay our increase in numbers until at least the 22nd June. A copy of this letter from Dr de Gruchy will be available on our Twitter feed and on Tameside Council platforms. Acting on this advice, we have decided to pause our increase in numbers until this date, however, those children who have been attending school during lockdown can continue to do so as of Monday 08th June 2020. We want to remind you that if your child has not been in school during lockdown they are to remain learning at home until you are notified by school closer to the 22nd of June 2020. Thank you for your continued support during this ever-changing time and for your understanding of the complexity of this situation. Kind regards, Mr Wilson
  • Home_learning
    2 June 2020
    Half Term Challenge
    Good morning, Hope you are all well and enjoying a break from 'home learning'. We've been sent a special challenge from Manchester Diocese for you to complete over half term. Feel free to complete as little or as much as you like. It would be great if you could email any pictures to help@st-peters-ashton.tameside.sch.uk or tag us on twitter @stpetersashton. Thank you and stay safe,
  • Important
    29 May 2020
    Further information regarding partial re-opening of school – 9 June 2020
    Further information regarding partial re-opening of school – 9 June 2020 Dear Parents/ Carers, Thank you for your patience whilst awaiting further information about the partial extended re-opening of school. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, I have liaised closely with the Governing Body, Local Authority, Diocese and local Headteachers as well as receiving guidance at a national level. Having risk assessed the current provision we will initially only be opening for children of key workers on a full-time basis and specifically identified children at the first phase from Tuesday 9 June. In the second phase, which will be from Monday 15 June, we will open the provision for year 6 children for those parents who have already expressed a preference for their child to return. School will be open for the full week with a closure every Wednesday except for key worker children. You will be notified if school is open for your child on a Wednesday if you are a key worker. Senior leaders have been in contact with individual parents so you will be aware if a place is available for you child. If a senior leader has contacted you with an offer of a school place, you will receive a school Ping with a Parent Handbook which includes additional details re arrangements for the school day and other important details such as school equipment. Please ensure that you check your Ping account regularly. I have chosen to send this communication to all parents, regardless of whether you ‘qualify’ for a return to school, as you will all, no doubt, want to know what is happening at this unprecedented time. We want to make it clear that we will do our upmost to continue to ensure that our environment is as safe as possible but we cannot guarantee safety against Covid -19. We will have a stringent cleaning regime and deep cleaning sessions built into the timetable. A thorough risk assessment has been completed and this has been verified by the Local Authority and Governing Body and shared with staff. In addition, we have established a school Covid 19 Committee comprising of a range of stakeholders. They will have the task of reviewing the risk assessment every two weeks and making any necessary amendments. Within school, we will be actively promoting hand washing and social distancing. Children will be working within designated zones and will have assigned members of staff. They will be remaining within this zone for the duration of the school day. At breaktime and lunchtimes, each zone group will have a designated area on the school playground to play. Children will also have their lunch within their zone. They will not be mixing with children from other zones at any point during the school day. Within school, we have also set up an isolation room for any pupils or adults displaying Covid -19 symptoms. We will of course continue with sending daily Pings to children who are learning at home and I would like to continue to encourage you to send any work to the school Twitter page or help email. I sincerely hope that you find this communication useful and that you understand what we are trying to do in terms of safety for the adults in school and your child/children. Guidance is continually changing and we are trying to ensure that we have the safest environment possible for everyone in the school building. This is a very uncertain and challenging time for us all and things may well change again in the coming weeks and months. The work uploaded to our Twitter page continues to brighten the spirits of our school community and I would once again like to thank you for sharing. Please stay safe and I will write to you with any further updates in due course. Many thanks Mr Wilson
  • Event
    28 May 2020
    Final Clap
    Good evening, Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. Tonight's applause will be the 10th and last night. Let's join the nation for one final time and show appreciation to our brave key workers and NHS Heroes, who have worked endlessly to help us stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic⁠!⁠ You can share your pictures on twitter @stpetersashton or by emailing help@st-peters-ashton.tameside.sch.uk Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, Mr Colvin
  • Home_learning
    22 May 2020
    Thank you!
    Well done to all those pupils that have shared their amazing Home Learning and 'Kindness Rocks' online throughout this week! We'd also like to wish Eid Mubarak to all our pupils, parents and staff who will be celebrating Eid at home this weekend! Take care and stay safe,
  • Important
    22 May 2020
    Dear Parent and Carers, After the latest government announcements, you can probably imagine the amount of work, research and analysing of guidance that has happened since I last wrote to you, not to mention the anxiety levels that have risen across our whole school community. Thank you to all of you who have been in touch with messages of support. As always, it is very important for us to be open and honest and share what we know so far and keep you abreast of the advice and guidance we are following that is being updated almost daily. At St Peter’s we have been working intensively to risk assess our plans so that staff, pupil and community safety is put first and foremost with no compromise. I can assure you that the staff, whilst still in school covering for the children of key workers, are working hard to try and prepare for as many pupils we can effectively and safely manage in school. Once we have an idea of how that might be achieved, we will then look at how many children only from the specific year groups, that have been identified by the government, we can safely admit. However, if we find that owing to the numbers of children looking to return, we cannot safely comply with guidance, we will consider different ways to do this safely. The earliest provisional date would be Tuesday 9 June. Importantly, this does not mean that school will be available for all children at this time; it will only be open for a number of children in our identified groups pending government updates. If we are to increase our numbers on this date we will be in touch with further information closer to the time if your child is in this group. In terms of the government guidance there are certain principles that are very clear. 1. The Government has asked schools to work towards providing a provision which allows parents of identified groups of pupils to get back to work, whilst minimising risk as much as is humanly possible, to our pupils, staff and community. 2. The government has created some very clear guidance that we as a school must follow and they have also recognised that ‘all schools are different, and it is not possible for the government to set specific national guidelines that could be universally applicable’. 3. The Government guidance is quite clear that children are to be put into small groups (dependent on the safe size of the room space available in order to follow social distancing rules) and that group mixing is to be kept to a minimum. So at St Peter’s each group will have their own timetable, staggered start times and set break times throughout the day. They will play, work and eat, maintaining a safe distance apart from one another, only with their group minimising mixing with other children wherever possible. Therefore it is likely that your children will not be with their class teacher or friends. We know here at St Peter’s that our systems for home schooling this past few weeks have developed really successfully and this is due to your commitment to this journey and the relationships you have built with our staff. Thank you for all your support, it is very much appreciated and these will continue for the foreseeable future to help you educate your child at home. The Government is clearly stating that we must support parental preference through this Covid National Health Crisis to allow you as parents to exercise your legal right to keep your child educated at home if you feel that home is the safest place for them at this time. We can reassure you that fines will not be issued if you choose to keep your child at home during this unprecedented situation. During the half-term holidays, daily Pings will not be set and this will allow staff, pupils and parents time to recuperate but rest assured they will resume from Tuesday 9th of June 2020. Going forward, we will endeavour to continue our commitment to home learning through Ping for all as long as we have enough staff to run it effectively. We would also encourage you to continue to share your wonderful work on Twitter so that our whole school community can appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you once again for your understanding. Mr Wilson
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