Our school vision

Growing together in mind, body and spirit

We exist to help our pupils grow academically, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. 

As a church school, our vision is inspired by the unconditional love of God:

‘Let us love one another, for love is from God’ (John 4:7)

This forms our core belief in the value of each and every person and the aim that every pupil can flourish. 

We achieve this through our academic, character and enrichment curriculums, ensuring pupils spend their time with us living life in all its fullness.   

‘I have come that you may have life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)

1. The ‘academic curriculum’“Growing our mind”

    • We are educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills through our broad and exciting curriculum, which takes full advantage of our stunning locality. 
    • We view the love and learning of reading as the foundation for academic success. 
    • We aim for staff to inspire pupils, and adapt teaching to meet individual needs and overcome obstacles. 

2. The ‘character curriculum’  “Growing respect for ourselves, each other and the environment”

    • We are educating for dignity and respect. We help everyone to realise and take pride in their own gifts and talents. 
    • We encourage our pupils to explore spirituality, to become bold agents of change, and to approach the future with hope and aspiration.  
    • We aim to build strong and nurturing relationships with each other. We use empathy, forgiveness and reconciliation when things go wrong. 

3. The ‘enrichment curriculum’  “Going the extra mile”

    • We engage in our community and live well together, with very high levels of participation and support for our families and community.  
    • We teach pupils about diversity and difference. We aim to partner with schools in very different communities.
    • We make school fun! We are playful and provide play opportunities for pupils because that is part of learning. We have a wide range of opportunities through our clubs, sporting and musical events,  trips, visits and residentials. 

Our team “Together, everyone achieves more”

None of this can happen without a great team of adults. We achieve this with a sharp focus on research-based pedagogy, strong subject knowledge, staff well-being and professional development, and ready access to high quality resources and learning environments. We have a firm commitment to developing our own leaders, and working together as a stable and united staff. 


Please read on to find out more about the curriculum we offer at St Peter’s. We are very proud of how much we offer to our pupils and families, including our lovely nursery.

Best wishes,

Steve Hitchcock,  Headteacher


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St Peter’s C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167



St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 44316701395 443929


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