The Peterborough School
Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AP, Cambridgeshire
Co-educational Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Headmaster||Mr A D Meadows|
|Date Appointed||September 2007|
|Co-ed Age Range||6 weeks-18 years|
|Number of pupils||500|
|Day fees per annum||£11,991 - £19,344 per annum|
|Average Class Size||15|
|Associations||AGBIS, SofH,Woodard, ISCis, ISBA, ISCO, BSA|
The Peterborough School is the city's only independent day school for boys and girls from Nursery to Sixth Form.
Situated on one beautiful, leafy campus in the heart of Peterborough, the Nursery, Prep and Senior Schools enjoy excellent transport links and shared facilities.
The combined campus means the school is a vibrant place with small classes providing boys and girls with the individual attention, opportunities, confidence and ability to exploit fully their natural potential within a happy, caring and friendly community.
The 81-place Nursery has been rated Outstanding in its last five ISI Inspections. It enjoys an excellent location in a separate building on the school site, with ample gardens and outside spaces, and is close enough to Peterborough station, with its high-speed train services to London, to make it highly attractive for working families.
In the Preparatory School (4 to 11 years), the children are encouraged to be independent and inquisitive learners and develop many important skills through the extended curriculum and numerous extra curricular clubs and activities available.
In the Senior School and Sixth Form, students’ unique talents are identified and developed, whether they are in the classroom, in the creative arts or on the sports field. Closely monitored academic performance means students usually achieve levels higher than those originally expected.
The Sixth Form is going from strength to strength with consistently impressive A Level results and is an area of focus for development, with a new bespoke Sixth Form block now in place. This facility has a large, wi-fi enabled Study Room, including a student meeting space, offices and a large, well-facilitated Common Room with kitchen. This development has also created a new state-of-the art Senior Library.
Our pastoral support is extremely strong and we passionately believe that children cannot learn well unless they are happy.
Headmaster, Adrian Meadows, is proud that the long-standing traditions of the school, which was founded in 1895, remain but at the same time it is a forward-looking, progressive place where children continually surprise and delight him. "I have seen students winning a national STEM award on the same day that the Reception Classes and Pre-schoolers enjoyed a Teddy Bear's Picnic. Being amongst children of such a wide age range is fascinating, entertaining and always interesting but overall it is incredibly rewarding and humbling to be part of such an amazing school and community."
Visitors to the School and Nursery are very welcome. We have Open Days on Saturdays in September/October and May each year when appointments are not necessary. There is also a Sixth Form Open Evening in November. Alternatively individual visits can be booked by calling the School on 01733 343357 or by visiting the website and completing the online form: www.thepeterboroughschool.co.uk/admissions