St Peter’s CE Academy, Alton is set in the beautiful village of Alton, Staffordshire

The academy is located close to St Peter’s Parish Church and is a member the Staffordshire University Academies Trust (SUAT) and the Diocese of Lichfield.

Our small, rural academy aims to foster a Christian, caring ethos in which children thrive by celebrating achievement and making sure they feel valued and secure. All children are taught to respect others and are provided with exciting learning opportunities. Standards of teaching, achievement and expectations of behaviour are high.

We welcome children into our Foundation Stage Class as follows:

  • Nursery in the term following their 3rd birthday
  • Reception in the September following their 4th birthday

The children are currently taught in three small classes and enjoy a wide and varied curriculum to suit all abilities and learning styles. The children stay with us until the end of Year 4 (age 9 years) when they transfer to Ryecroft Middle School before moving to Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Uttoxeter at 13 years old.

Parents are attracted to the caring ethos of our small school which in the words of Ofsted (2017)…..
“The staff treat every child as an individual and really care for them…..both teachers and support staff engage pupils in stimulating and interesting topics that enable them to make good progress in their learning as well as building strong and positive relationships with pupils and adults across the school.”

From pupils:

‘Our school is very friendly. We all look after each other.’  Year 4 pupil
‘I like school, I have lots of friends there.’ Year 2 pupil
‘I enjoy school because learning here is fun.’ Year 3 pupil

The Christian values chosen by the children are: Love, Respect and Friendship.

Click here for our Mission Statement

St Peter’s CE Academy offers before and after hours care during term time. Our Out of Hours Club is known as Busy Bodies and is a governor run provision. The children can come to Breakfast Club at 7.30am where they enjoy a light breakfast and play activities before joining their class at 8.45am. At 3.20pm the children are welcome to join our after hours club. This is available until 6pm each day during term time. The children have a healthy snack and drink and enjoy a variety of activities both indoors and out.

St Peter’s CE Academy, Alton works closely and shares a Senior Leadership Team, and Local Academy Council (Governing Board) with All Saints CE Academy, Denstone and St Augustine’s CE Academy, Draycott in the Clay.  The children benefit from shared activities, sports fixtures and educational visits.

Please browse our website and if you would like further information please don’t hesitate contact us.  Please speak to Mrs Rebecca Walker (Executive Headteacher), Mrs Anna Bennett (Deputy Executive Head) or Mrs Jade Power-Vaughan (Office Services Manager) on 01538 702321 or

We operate an ‘open door’ policy and you should always feel welcome. We would be delighted to show you around our academy and answer your questions.

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.