St Peter’s is a Catholic school with a strong Christian ethos which underpins all we do. We are also an Academy, jointly sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth and the De La Salle Order – an international organisation which has been running schools for over 300 years. The School was awarded Specialist Arts College status in 2000 and Sports as a second Specialism in 2005. It is run under the trusteeship of a Catholic Teaching Order, the De La Salle Brothers, and the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.
The school consists of two sites, currently Primary (two form entry that opened in 2014, which will grow with a new year group each September) and Years 7 and 8 are accommodated at Iford and Years 9 to 13 at Southbourne. It is a school with a tradition of success, oversubscribed every year and benefitting from a deservedly positive reputation in the local community. Relationships with families are affirming and constructive, with parents and carers keen to support the school and the child’s learning.
The School is committed to excellence throughout all its activities, enabling all individuals to achieve their potential. It strives to educate the whole person academically, socially, spiritually, morally and physically. The School seeks to fulfil this commitment through a curriculum based on Christian principles and centred on the needs and aspirations of its pupils.