Burnley, St Peters CE Primary School

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16th July 18



GDPR - Data Protection

What is GDPR?

Things are changing! 

The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.

Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.

In the coming weeks school will be updating Privacy Notices, policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are compliant with the new GDPR.

Check regularly on this section to see what is new.


Easter Bunny Raffle


A huge thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets to raise money for school. 

We raised a total of £96.40

The winning ticket number was 337 and the rabbit was given a new home.


Easter Egg Decorating Competition


Here are our amazing competition winners and their eggciting competition enteries. Well done to everyone who participated! It was a very difficult judging decision. We had lots of beautiful designs of birds and animals, some very inventive designs like'eggspeciable me', 'eggvengers', 'eggmojis' and an amazing model of our school, including egg shaped children, an egg shaped head and deputy and even an egg shaped Pat! 

Burnley Football Club Manager & Player Visit


Last Half term St Peters welcomed two very special visitors to our school. Burnley FC's Manager Sean Dyche and club Captain Jack Cork. The children participated in a PE lesson alongside both Jack Cork and Sean Dyche who joined them in the activities and offered the children expert advice. At the end of the session Laiqa (Year 6) was given a prize for demonstrating the value of Fairness. She will be attending the last Burnely FC home game as the referees mascot!

It was a fantastic afternoon and one the children will never forget!

WE DID IT! : Adobe Acrobat file (325.6k)

The Railway Project


Year 6 participated in an Art Project in which they collaborated with the Community Railway to improve Burnley Central Station. The project aimed to make the station more colourful and bright and bring to life the dull station. Year 6 were project managed by Daisy , from the Community Railway  and worked with  artist Alistair. We visited Burnley Central Station and caught the train to Preston Station, learnt about languages and trains before putting all this together in some art work. Staff from Manchester University helped us with the project. The work was all put together in a digital art project which is displayed in Burnley Central Station. 

Ofsted 2017 : Adobe Acrobat file (205.4k)

Ofsted April 2017 verifies that St Peter's C of E Primary School continues to be a good school:

  • A school where morale is high and staff commitment is strong.
  • Positive relationships and a caring ethos ensure that pupils feel safe and happy.
  • Pupils appreciate the support they receive and said that the best thing about the school was the teachers.
  • There are high expectations for pupils.
  • Staff are ambitious to achieve the very best for the school.
  • By the time pupils leave school, standards are above average and progress is good.
  • The Christian ethos helps pupils develop strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
  • Teachers choose interesting topics to excite and enthuse pupils.

Internet Safety


Thank you to all the parents who attended internet safety events in each year group. The focus throughout the school was based on sharing photos and images online. Classes provided different activities, presentations and a quiz for parents and children to participate in.

Look out for more information on Online Safety in our weekly newsletters.

Speak Out, Stay Safe


We enjoyed listening to the NSPCC Buddy's message to 'Speak Out and Stay Safe'. We were a vision in green all day and helped to raise £120.50 for the NSPCC.

Children in Need 2016


Image result for pudsey bear 2016Thank you to everyone for wearing silly socks and donating money for Children in Need today. 

We really enjoyed looking at everyone's silly socks! 

We have raised £127.38

Year 5 and 6 London trip


On Thursday 22nd of September, a group of excited year 5 and 6 pupils and four members of staff travelled to London as we had been invited to sing in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

After a long 7-hour coach trip we all finally arrived at the hostel where we were staying. We unpacked our bags and sat down to a tasty meal. Following on from this we were then treated to an exclusive open top bus tour of London. On our trip we saw various famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and The London Eye. Then after a very long day it was time for bed!

The next day, we had our breakfast and were then treated to a tour around St Paul's Cathedral. This was then followed by a quick rehearsal with our group leader Tom, who works at St Paul's Cathedral. He showed the children how to clear their throats and get their voices ready to sing.

Finally, after a few practices it was time for the children to perform. Over 100 visitors attended the performance and the children were amazing. Mrs Craggs, Mrs Coyne, Mr Vanboyd and myself were so proud of them all and even became a little emotional ourselves.

Unfortunately, it was then time to go home and we were then faced with another 7-hour coach journey back to school but it was completely worth it. We'd had a fabulous time!

Mr Swift


In July 2016 we achieved a new PE and Sport Award.


 The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. In order to achieve our silver award we ensured that we:


Provide all students with two hours of physical education and school sport per week (made up of curricular and extracurricular activity);

Engage at least 35% of students (10% for special schools) in extracurricular sporting activity every week;


Use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition.

Promote the School Games to parents and the local community at least once every half term, this can include through social media;

Regularly feature match reports and competition results on the school website and in the local press;


Engage at least 10% of students in leading, managing and offi ciating School Games activity;

Engage students in the planning and development of School Games activity;

Utilise sports coaches to support school sport;


Have active links with at least three local sports clubs 



Burnley school in nation’s 100 ‘top performing’

St Peter's C of E Primary School headteacher Mrs Catherine Greenwood with year 6 pupils and their letter from the education minister Nick Gibb congratulating the school on being in the top 100 Key Stage 1-2 performers.

St Peter's C of E Primary School headteacher Mrs Catherine Greenwood with year 6 pupils and their letter from the education minister Nick Gibb congratulating the school on being in the top 100 Key Stage 1-2 performers.

St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is among the 100 top peforming schools in the country – and it was a new year boost when they received a letter from the Department of Education recognising this.

Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb said the Church Street school is in the top 100 in terms of progress their pupils make between Key Stage One and the end of Key Stage Two.

Mr Gibb said in his letter addressed to Head Teacher Catherine Greenwood: “Thank you for your work in continuing to drive towards high standards of educational achievement and congratulations again to you and your staff for your hard work and professionalism.”

Mrs Greenwood has been in charge at St Peter’s for five years and said it was a welcome surprise to receive the letter as they came back from their Christmas break.

“It was lovely to receive it and we are all so proud – we knew we had done well but we didn’t expect to be in the top 100 schools in the country,” said Mrs Greenwood, who has 193 pupils at St Peter’s. “We have a saying: ‘if you can’t do something, you just can’t do it yet’ and we encourage our pupils not to give up.

“Both the staff and the pupils work a lot on growth mindset and it’s about making them realise that people improve through hard work, effort and determination.

"It’s about making them realise that people improve through hard work, effort and determination"


“It’s about making pupils more resilient in their learning and that it is fine to make a mistake, as long as you learn from it. It’s also about learning from each other’s successess as well. It’s lovely to have this recognition. The pupils and staff are all proud.”

Mr Gibb, in his letter, stated: “I am writing to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the progress your children are making.

“We want to ensure that every child progresses to the very best of their ability in reading, writing and mathematics so they have fluency in these subjects to enable them to succeed at secondary school and beyond.

“Your school is clearly putting great effort into achieving this.”





We are extremely proud that in our recent SIAMS inspection we were judged as outstanding in all four areas. The report reflects the hard work and dedication of all those involved with St Peters C of E School. Please click on the link above to read our report and click here to see the article in the Burnley Express: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/education/primary-school-pride-at-outstanding-report-1-7162673


Ofsted 2013 : Adobe Acrobat file (90.3k)

Ofsted January 2013 verifies that St Peter's C of E Primary School is a good school.


  • Pupils are proud of their school and describe themselves as a team, saying, 'We are a big happy family.'
  • Pupils progress well and reach the expected standards in English and mathematics by the time they leave the school.
  • Good teaching captures pupils' interest and enthusiam.
  • Pupils behave well.
  • Good quality provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage gets children off to a good start. 
  • Strong, dedicated leadership, skilfully supported by staff and governors, is firmly focused on improvement.