|St Peter & St Paul School & Nursery|
|Brambling House, Hady Hill, S41 0EF, UK Chesterfield|
+44 (0)1246 278522
Welcome to St Peter & St Paul School, an independent co-educational school and nursery for children between the ages of three months and eleven years of age.
The school has provided quality care, both during as well as before and after school and during school holidays throughout the year, and education for children for more than 50 years and has entered the twenty-first century as a thriving and growing establishment for the development of children of all abilities. In recent years the school has transferred to its own, self-contained site just outside Chesterfield, and has continued to build and expand the teaching and recreational facilities available to its growing number of pupils. The school has remained true to its original mission of providing a challenging and supportive environment where each child is valued as an individual and can realise their true potential. It provides a Christian focus while celebrating diversity.
Our Nursery has recently undergone significant re-organisation with the age of entry being lowered to three months. To achieve this, the school has entered into a ‘partnership’ with Children 1st, a much respected and successful provider of full day care and education for children from three months of age. Whilst Children 1st will be responsible for the provision of care for the youngest children, the educational aspect of our Nursery will still be overseen by school staff and management thus guaranteeing a consistent approach from the earliest age possible.
The keystone to the school itself is a strong belief in small teaching group sizes. Here you will find a caring and secure environment in each class, enabling an excellent education for your child that prepares him or her for the world beyond its walls.
The Headmaster and Senior Management Team lead the staff at St Peter & St Paul School. Teaching staff work within three departments, the Reception, Infant, and Junior Departments. Year Tutors and specialist teachers for many subjects work within the three departments. The effect of this method of staffing is that, from an early age, your child will experience a broad range of teaching input.
The school is a registered charity, which is administered by a Board of Management comprising representatives of parents, Headmaster, Bursar and independent members.
Structure and discipline are important features of St Peter & St Paul School's approach and the establishment of daily routines at an early stage are especially valued by parents. Our aim is to give each child the very best individual start to its educational life.
The education of children at St Peter & St Paul School is centred around an
extended National Curriculum with a strong emphasis on the learning of language
and literacy skills, numeracy and mathematics.By being able to implement the
National Curriculum flexibly we believe that we are able to focus on its best aspects, and to provide additional focus on the other individual needs of our children. Our aim is to develop a desire to learn in our pupils that will equip them well in future years. Teaching groups at Brambling House are intentionally kept small so that we are able to provide a high level of individual attention and cater for each child's personal learning needs, enabling them to progress at the right pace. The school is divided into three departments: Foundation Stage, Infant and Junior
Every child benefits from a curriculum, which incorporates a full range of academic
and non-academic topics. The following subjects are contained within our curriculum:
English, Mathematics, Science, French, History, Geography, Religious Studies,
Design Technology, Information Technology, Drama, Music, Art, PE, Games and Life Skills.
Our Life Skills programme includes such things as Orienteering, Archery, Camp Craft,
Team Building, First Aid, Cookery, Dance, Swimming and Technology.
Parents' Survey: "Provides a broad curriculum leading to excellent results"
"Provides each child with individual attention and guidance"
"The small teaching groups allow for the needs of the individual to be met"
We believe that the development of children as well-rounded individuals depends on much
more than academic learning. While our curriculum provides a strong focus on traditional teaching, it also incorporates a broad range of non-academic subjects aimed at stimulating the child's wider interests. It also includes a Life Skills programme to prepare children for later life.
Each school day begins with an assembly which departments take responsibility
for running.Individual pupils are encouraged to take part and every opportunity is taken
to recognise achievements in a wide range of activities. Pupils are also encouraged to
take part in a variety of eventsinvolving Sports and the Arts and the annual prize giving
recognises every aspect of children's development,in music, sport and friendship as well as
in academic attainment.
After School Clubs
Children at St Peter & St Paul School are able to enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities through our "After School Clubs". These clubs are run by a combination of school and external staff who come in specially to teach given subjects. From Karate to French or Sports to Information Technology, there is something for everyone!
The school likes to provide the opportunity to visit places outside the school itself to
encourage further growth and learning. Zoos, a butterfly farm, various museums, historic
buildings and places of natural and environmental special interest have been visited recently. Years 4-6 are also encouraged to participate in trips further afield staying recently near Paris, in London, the Lake District, North Yorkshireand North Wales. Our own teachers supervise these visits so that the children feel secure and comfortable.
Partnership with Parents
Education is a partnership between teacher, child and parent. We aim to keep parents
informed on the progress of their child, and aware of any particular problems or needs that
they have. Communication between teacher and parent happens in a number of ways including Homework Diaries, Parent/Teacher Meetings, School Reports and a Fortnightly News Sheet.
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