Welcome To Our Academy
I am delighted to inform you that we are now in full partnership with St Gabriel's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy, St Margaret Clitherow's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy and St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy as St.Oswald's Catholic Academy Trust.
The Governors and Staff are strongly committed to providing an outstanding education for our students within the context of the Catholic Faith. Our last Ofsted Inspection confirmed the progress the school is making, describing us as "a good school with many outstanding features".
It is particularly important for parents to note that we consistently and firmly apply our school policies on behaviour, attendance, attitude to learning and the obligations of the home/school contract which can be found in our policies section.
We want all our students to feel welcome, happy and secure within our family environment. Our staff are committed to helping each individual child achieve their very best in their secondary school career, enabling them to be whatever they wish to be in future life.
Mrs P.J.Hanrahan - Headteacher.
Legal Eagles Court Success
I was delighted when our team won the local heat of the highly prestigious “Citizenship Magistrates Mock Trial Competition, “at Teesside Magistrates Court on Saturday 21/3/15 explained St.Peters Head Teacher Pamela Hanrahan. This is the first time St.Peters has entered this competition and we were aware that schools from Stokesley and All Saints from Ingleby Barwick had much more experience in this competition than us. Our students prepared their case very thoroughly, worked very hard and learnt how to take on all the roles in a real court as barristers, solicitors, magistrates and all the other court roles. It was a real triumph when we came first. The team was supported by many parents, family members, staff and Governors. I am very happy to say that when the results were announced, after two very well fought, tense rounds, our supporters cheered their approval of the judge’s decision to the rafters. We now look forward to representing all of Teesside at the North of England Regional Final to be held at Kendal Court in May. We go to Kendal knowing that we face a significant challenge competing against some of the best schools in the North of England but our team will be up for any challenge and thoroughly prepared by English Teacher, Mr. Andy Murray and Mr Mike Teate of Teesside Court.
Anna Turley prospective Labour Candidate for Redcar said,” I am delighted to note the many achievements of St.Peters staff and students and I join with all the parents, staff and the local community in offering my congratulations to the Legal Eagles team. I am aware that St.Peters does a great deal to promote active education in Citizenship and I have been delighted to hear of the programme of visits and workshops the school has organised by a team of magistrates from Teesside Magistrates Court. I know that St.Peters has at its heart the twin principles “every child matters and the delivery of excellent results for all students.” These are educational principles which I fully support. I want to wish the team well for future rounds of this enrichment activity. I look forward to offering my support to the school in the future as it continues to complete an excellent educational experience for all of its students.
Student and team captain, Harry Twohig said, “This competition has changed my life and those of other team members. I am now seriously considering a career in law as a barrister and the possibility of going to Oxford University to read law. We are going to Kendal to represent our school, families and community and we are very determined.”
Head of English Laura Temple said,”Our involvement in this competition and our work with local magistrates sheds light on the stimulating, highly successful educational diet we offer students. Our intention is always to deliver excellent G.C.S.E. results for all students and to do this in a way which intrinsically motivates our students to give of their best and to enjoy their time with us and to prepare them for what they can go on to achieve in later life.”
English Literature Exam Residential
Derwent Hill, Keswick
This week our Year 11 students were given a fantastic opportunity to hone their English skills in preparation for the upcoming examinations. Students worked through the Literature course over 4 2hr sessions to ensure that they had covered all of the material they needed to understand in order to be successful. As a reward for their hard work and outstanding effort, the students also participated in the centre's High Rope Challenge and Big Swing.
It was a really worthwhile and positive experience. Staff and students have returned to school well prepared and enthused. We would like to thank the SLT for their support. Special thanks to Miss Temple and Miss Fraser for organising the accommodation, activities and transport.
Please goto our news section for more photos.
The English department had a guest speaker: Ed Parsons in the Academy to work with Y9 students from the charity 'Since 9/11'.
The workshops delivered were very informative and the students were all engaged about the tragedy that happened in New York on the 11th of September 2001. The reason the English department planned the event is there is a National competition where students can win a trip to New York for four days. Students need to either write an essay or create a video in response to the question: How did 9/11 change the world?
The deadline for entries is the 1st of May. Good luck Y9!
BBC News School Report Day
On the 19th of March 2015, the students of St Peter's Catholic Voluntary Academy took part in the BBC News School Report Day. The computer room became a hive of activity as it was transformed into a 'journalistic hub' for the day. Guest speakers were interviewed by the enthusiastic students, and a wide range of topics were investigated.
Click on the link to the left to see the fantastic work produced by the budding journalists.
World Book Day 2015
5th March saw St.Peter's World Book Day celebrations start with a fantastic range of costumes created and worn by both staff and students.
Characters from Willy Wonka to Sherlock Holmes all played a part in the day. Students took part in a Roald Dahl word hunt and at 1:00pm engaged in a drop everything and read session.
Take a look at our school gallery for photos of the day.
After School Clubs