St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

History

History of St Peter’s Catholic Primary School

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school, situated on the south side of the City of Birmingham, in the area of Bartley Green. It is “voluntary” because it was originally established from voluntary funds (provided by the local Catholic community) and “aided” because it receives financial aid from local and central government.  Being a voluntary aided school, the governors enjoy the freedom to formulate policies which reflect the Christian values that the school upholds as a Catholic school, and to appoint staff who, as well as satisfying the normal professional requirements, are committed to upholding the Catholic ethos of the school.  All decisions regarding the organisation and administration of the school are made in consultation with, and approval of, Birmingham Children, Young People and Families Service.

The school was opened in 1972 and is part of the Catholic community of St Peter’s Catholic Parish, whose church is situated approximately 100 metres up the road.  The school works closely with the parish and the school regularly attends Mass as part of its ongoing worship.

Priority is given to the admission of Catholic Children living in the parishes of St Peter and of Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Parish. Nevertheless, Catholic children living outside these parishes and parents of non-Catholic children may request places for them. Such places will be offered in accordance with the school’s Admission Policy and criteria.