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.

In Maths:

93% of children made Expected progress or above
57% made Higher than expected progress or above.
For all year groups the mean standard age score is significantly higher than national average
Over 1/2 (53%) of our children are performing above national average

In English:

89% of children made Expected progress or above
38% made Higher than expected progress or above
For all year groups the mean standard age score is significantly higher than national average
1/2 (50%) of our children are performing above national average

77% of pupils in Year 8 at St Peter’s Preparatory School in 2018 were successful in being awarded scholarships to their senior school of choice. For the last 5 years, the percentage of Year 8 leavers who have been offered scholarships has been steadily rising. 56% of the 2013-2014 cohort of Year 8s achieved scholarships and that figure now stands at 77% – an all-time high.

St Peter’s Preparatory School is non-selective yet, in 2019, eleven of our Year 8 pupils sat the Exeter School entrance exam and nine were offered places. Even more cause for celebration is that two of them achieved academic awards to Exeter School. Three of our children also succeeded in passing the entrance examination to Colyton Grammar School.

According to our last ISI Integrated Inspection report:

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