Belonging, Believing, Building a Future

Christmas Dinner 2020

Thank you to Stewart and Jemma and all the staff at The Plough for our wonderful Christmas dinner. The children and staff all thoroughly enjoyed this special occasion.


Teams4U Shoebox Appeal 2020

St Peter’s have once again supported the Christmas Shoebox Appeal coordinated by Teams4u. We are very proud to have collected more than sixty shoeboxes this year which were safely delivered to the Witney Methodist Church.I know  that these will all be very gratefully received by children less fortunate than us this Christmas.


First days at school!

Welcome to all of our new children who have started school in Cygnus Class this week. They have had a wonderful to start to school and enjoyed making new friends and all the learning opportunities that have been provided for them.

Please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages to see what they have been doing.


Happy Mothering Sunday

The St Peter's Choir had been working hard with Catrin Russ composing an original song to perform for Mother's Day. Unfortunately the choir were unable to perform it at the planned Mothering Sunday Service.

The choir were however, given the opportunity to perform I Love My Mum to fellow students and staff and their performance was recorded for St Peter's mums to listen to!

Happy Mothering Sunday.


Phoenix Artwork

'I'm gonna shine!'

All of the children shone brightly in this year’s Nativity, 'I'm gonna shine!'. What wonderful performances they gave, with such enthusiastic singing and acting. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard with the children to give them this opportunity; rehearsing songs and lines and organising costumes - it was a great team effort. 


Christmas Bazaar 2019

Thank you to everyone who made this year's Christmas Bazaar such a lovely occasion and great success. A special thanks goes to Father Christmas who spent the afternoon with us at his busiest time of year. It was a wonderful afternoon and raised over £1,500.


Burford Partnership Hockey Tournament

Well done to the Year 5 Hockey Team that took part in the Burford Partnership tournament. They played exceptionally well and showed true sportsmanship and teamwork winning their last game 3-0! A huge thank you to Bampton Community Shop for their donation for our St Peter’s Sports Kit!



The school and village harvest family service this year was a joyous occasions, led by Reverend Margot. Thank you to all the families who were able to join us in our harvest celebration, to the children for their singing, prayers and reading and to everyone who made donations for the Witney Food Bank.


Our Scarecrow Hunt and Harvest Show, organised by the Friends of St Peter’s (FoSP’s), was a great success. Many thanks to all the children who worked so hard to produce their wonderful creations, including harvest crowns, fruit and vegetable animals and scarecrow paintings and models. Thank you also to Mrs Kowalski and Mrs Phipps who had the very difficult task of judging all the entries and all the parents who helped serve refreshments.


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Fairytale Farm

Cygnus Class had a lovely day out at Fairytale Farm. This is what the children said about their visit, “On the bus, on the way there, we entertained ourselves by singing songs. When we got there we saw Snow White and there was a book and when you held your hand on the page it told you the story. We went for a walk and we saw fairytale characters from the stories. We held some rabbits and some guinea pigs. We all loved Fairytale Farm.”



End of Year Service

This service in St Peter’s Church was a very special occasion led by Reverend MacInnes, in celebration and memory of the year. The children filled the church with their beautiful singing and a very special perfomance of 'A Brand New Day' by Pegasus Class. They all spoke beautifully as they shared their memories of the year. 

End of Year Service

A trip to the seaside!

Cygnus and Tucana Classes enjoyed a glorious day at the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. With the sun shining, donkey rides, sandcastle building and ice-creams, it was a wonderful day and certainly one that we will all remember!


Residential to Adventure Plus

 The children in Pegasus Class had a fabulous residential trip to Adventure Plus in Clanfield. Thanks to the team at Adventure Plus, our very own Chair of Governor, David Waters, Mr Wise, Mrs Honour and Mrs Pearce, all the children took part in canoeing, slacklining, fencing, cycling and bushcrafts, many for the first time. As they spent the evening around the camp fire, toasting marshmallows and singing and the night under canvas, some very special memories were made.


KS2 Sports Day

All the children were able to display their jumping, throwing,dribbling and running skills at our first Key Stage 2 Sports Day, showing great sportmanship and being excellent competitors.

Sports Day

Bristol Aquarium

To support their topic, ‘The Blue Abyss’, Pegasus class visited the Bristol Aquarium and learnt about lots of fascinating underwater creatures including electric eels, sharks and rays. The children returned to school very excited to share the amazing facts that they had learnt including the fact that an electric eel could light up all the Christmas lights on Oxford Street!


Victorian Street Party

A street party was held with Victoria sandwich cake and scones. The children sang ‘Happy Birthday’, made wishes for the future of the school and blew out the candles to celebrate the school’s birthday.

 Street Party

Victorian Day

The children had the opportunity to experience a day at school just like children would have done in Victorian Times. They all thoroughly enjoyed their day with lessons including copy writing, chanting the alphabet and times tables, learning poems by heart, shoe polishing and sketching wild flowers although some of them were less keen on the cane, and the dunce’s hat!


Visit by Local Historian, Martin Way

Local historian Martin Way  brought his Victorian artefacts to school and talked with great enthusiasm about life in Victorian times. Staff and children learnt about what our school would have been like when it first opened in 1869.

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St Peter's Day Service with Bishop Colin

The St Peter’s Family Service, led by Bishop Colin, was a joyous occasion with the children reading the story of Peter the Fisherman and their own prayers as well as singing one of their favourite songs, ‘Now Peter one day, went down to the shore’. The service was followed by a traditional afternoon tea of scones with cream and jam which everyone stayed to enjoy in the sunshine.

 St Peters Service

KS1 Sports Day

Despite the forecast, the rain held off and our Key Stage 1 Sport’s Day was able to go ahead in perfect weather conditions. The children all took part in running, egg and spoon and ball in the bucket races.! All the children participated with great enthusiasm and wonderful team spirit.

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Village Fete 2019

This year’s Victorian themed village fete, marking the school’s birthday, was a great success with everyone enjoying the many stalls, games and performances. The children of St Peter’s opened the fete, with a charming rendition of ‘Who were the Victorians?’ and ‘The School Song’ and everyone looked wonderful in their Victorian costumes. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event.

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St Peter's CE School
Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535
Email: office@stpeters.oxon.sch.uk

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