SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM, ALLOWING THEM TO FLOURISH AS LIFELONG LEARNERS SEEKING TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY
St Peter’s Collegiate Academy is a co-educational, Church of England Academy for students up to age 18 that has been serving the city of Wolverhampton since 1847.
As a faith comprehensive academy, it has an established, inclusive community representing the richness and diversity in Wolverhampton.
The academy is easily accessed from the city centre on the 1, 10 and 11 bus routes allowing students from across our city to attend. While the academy offers foundational places to students practising their faith, the majority of our places do not require a faith reference and are prioritised based on need and distance from the academy.
Our core aim is to support our students in their pursuit of knowledge and wisdom, allowing them to flourish as lifelong learners seeking to love God and serve the community. To fulfil and exceed this mission, we continually adapt our curriculum to ensure our students are fully prepared for their next life stage when they leave the academy. Our curriculum is knowledge-rich helping to empower students to become curious, independent and proactive members of society. Through a broad and balanced curriculum, our teachers extend students’ cultural experiences, explore contemporary issues and work hard to develop independent learners.
St Peter’s Collegiate Academy Sport, music and the arts are cornerstones of our enrichment provision, adapting to the needs of our students. We have recently introduced table tennis and MMA provided by successful expert partners, to complement our clubs focused on the interests of students.
Over the last two years we have invested heavily in the sport of basketball, establishing a basketball academy. Along with football, netball and athletics, basketball has become a high-quality provision at the academy with our teams regularly winning the local leagues, allowing our students to be selected for teams representing the city, county and England.
Similarly, our music provision is highly regarded with students in Sixth Form attending from across the city. The teachers are highly experienced and talented musicians, working with peripatetic teachers to offer a broad range of music lessons. St Peter’s is committed to reducing the costs of music tuition for its students with one in five students playing an instrument.
Once a child starts their St Peter’s journey, the students use the Unifrog platform to follow a careers programme that provides regular careers guidance during their time at the academy. This adapts to sector and policy changes, ensuring students have the necessary support to access the opportunities available to them.
We annually host and visit careers events, allowing students to aspire to reach university or access apprenticeship programmes.
We seek to work in partnership with leaders across the city to support the community we serve. Through effective partnerships we can provide the appropriate care and challenge to fulfil your child’s God-given potential, encouraging them to ‘give themselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour is not in vain’ 1 Corinthians 15:58.
Every child has the potential to affect society positively. St Peter’s can help this to become reality.