St Peter & St Paul School, on Hady Hill, has been ranked as one of the top Independent Preparatory schools in England.
Each year The Sunday Times compiles a table based on calculated aggregated average scores achieved by children in Reading, Grammar and Mathematics – and once again the data has shown that St Peter & St Paul School stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in England.
Jill Phinn, Headteacher, said: “We are delighted that we have not only been ranked as the top school in Derbyshire, but also that we are 61st in the whole country.
“We believe that SPSP is a very special place, and what makes accolades like this so heartening are that they are a testament of the strength of our community. It is down to the hard work of our children, our dedicated and committed staff and the support we receive from our parents.”
The school, which is set in acres of stunning parkland and woodlands next door to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, takes children from age 4 to 11. Children then move to senior schools in either the maintained or independent sector.
Mrs Phinn added: “Results are, however, just part of the story. Our broad curriculum encourages a love of learning that we hope will stay with our children throughout their life. Our small class sizes ensure that we can tailor support to the needs and talents of every child, and our nurturing family feel underpins all aspects of life at St Peter & St Paul School.
What is important though is that we do not rest on our laurels. We are continually investing in every aspect of our school to ensure that we evolve and progress.
Since the start of this term, for example, we have already introduced a new Head of Boys Sport to enhance sporting opportunities.
We are very proud of our strong, traditional values to ensure every child reaches their potential to be the best they can be.”