As I write this blog, preparations are well underway on the school field for our annual St Peter’s Fest. This would not happen without the valuable time of a range of volunteers, and also support from families in the form of raffle prizes, ticket sales and event purchases. We are lucky at St Peter’s to have a budget secure enough to fund the school effectively, but the money raised by The Friends of St Peter’s means that we can then afford the extras that add so much to your children’s education. As you know, a lot of the fundraising in recent years has gone into our new building, the opening of which moves ever closer as, following a handover meeting today, we have taken ownership of the building from Portakabin. The next school project will be to enhance the outdoor learning space for our Year 1 classes, so as you can see the fundraising never stops and every penny goes towards making St Peter’s a better place in which your children can play, learn and grow together.
Next week sees the start of the transition process, with pupils preparing for their classes in September 2019. We do still have 2 spaces in Year R available for new entrants in September, and 1 space in the future Year 3 group due to our usual step-up in class size between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We are also now taking names to add to our waiting lists in other year groups from families interested in a St Peter’s education for their children. If you have friends or family who would like to visit the school with a view to applying for a vacant place or to join our waiting lists, please contact our Admissions Secretary Mrs Pope on 023 9226 2599.
Mr R Cunningham