Academic performance

St Peter’s has an outstanding academic record with children making exceptional progress in all areas of the school, maintained by close teacher assessment and standardised progress tests.

Children are involved in setting their own targets by using our St Peter’s School Baccalaureate® and, with their teachers, can track their own progress over their time with us.

Our data shows value added by the school in its varied and interesting curriculum and outstanding focus on teaching and learning.

St Peter’s Preparatory School is non-selective yet, in 2017, thirteen of our Year 8 pupils sat the Exeter School entrance exam and all of them were offered places. Even more cause for celebration is that four of them achieved academic awards to Exeter School. Four of our children also succeeded in passing the entrance examination to Colyton Grammar School and one to Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.

Furthermore, our twenty-seven Year 8 students were offered twenty-three scholarships between them to senior schools including Blundell’s, Exeter School, Millfield, Stover School, Taunton School and Wellington School.

In the summer of 2017, 15 of our Year 8 pupils sat a GCSE in critical thinking. Generally, GCSEs are taken in Year 11 so these children sat this GCSE three years early! All 15 succeeded in achieving this GCSE (100% pass rate) with results as follows:

  • 5 children passed (C)
  • 9 children got a merit (B)
  • 1 child was awarded a distinction (A)

According to our last ISI Integrated Inspection report:

The high quality of pupils’ achievement results from the excellence of teaching and the curriculum.