Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

Here at St. Peter’s, with Christ at our centre, we are about learning.

Learning through our Faith  :  We are proud to be Catholic. We see Christ in everyone and respect God’s creation. Each child and adult is a unique gift from God. We recognise that each one of us is at a different point in our faith journey. Yet we all try to live the Gospel through the love and care we have for one another. We are extremely proud of our children because they actively walk the talk: from Christ they learn to be responsible, considerate, compassionate and forgiving.

Learning through our Ethos : Our Mission Statement is expressed and lived through scripture:

‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’  John 10:10

Alongside this are the words of Bishop Oscar Romero: ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’.

Together, these words inspire all of us, especially our children, to become the best person we can possibly be.

Learning through our Environment and Curriculum : We believe

  • Christ is in everyone, and so we believe
  • Every child can achieve
  • Every adult is responsible for every child

Children feel safe and happy at St. Peter’s. Teachers recognise each child’s ability and talents and provide each of them with support and challenge to help them become active lifelong learners. Our children experience a broad and rich curriculum: they achieve well in English, Maths and RE, and have extended opportunities to perform in drama, music and physical education.

We aim to develop children who are well rounded, thoughtful and spiritual individuals who have a good sense of moral and social justice.

Learning through our family : Our strength as a school is our unity as community; children, parents, staff and governors working together in partnership with shared belief and shared values.

To see St. Peter’s in action, please come and visit us.



Welcome from the Chair of Governors

As Chair of Governors at St. Peter’s School, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the St. Peter’s family and hope that your experiences as a family here will be both Educationally and Spiritually fulfilling.

St. Peter’s Catholic School is an important part of the St. Peter’s & Winchester Martyrs Parish and our ties with the Parish are extremely important to us. Our Priest, Father Mark Hogan, is a member of our Governing Board and all the Governors, whether they are Catholic or not, are committed to developing our school within our Catholic Ethos. As a Governing Body, we strive to work with staff, pupils and parents to ensure that we are constantly challenging ourselves to live with our vision of “Aspire not to have more but to be more” and we welcome feedback from parents on how we are doing with this.

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Tina Backhouse

Mrs Tina Backhouse, Chair of Governors

Welcome from our Parish Priest

I arrived in this parish at the end of September 2017 and love playing my part as a governor, chaplain and regular visitor to St. Peter’s school. As well as supporting staff and parents, I see my main role as helping our children discover the joy that God wants each of us to experience as his beloved sons and daughters. I am excited about spending time listening to and chatting with our children, and trying to convince them that my football team is in fact the best in the world.

Fr Mark Hogan

Fr Mark Hogan, Parish Priest, St. Peter and the Winchester Martyrs.  Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation, Diocese of Portsmouth