Welcome to St Petroc’s School. We celebrated our centenary in 2012 and remain the only independent school in Bude, North Cornwall.
St Petroc’s is ideally located in a quiet residential area on Ocean View Road within only a few hundred metres of the sandy beach at Crooklets and the breath-taking South-West Coastal Path.
St Petroc’s educates children from the age of three months to eleven years of age. St Petroc’s Early Years looks after our 0-4 year old pre-school children. Children progress from being Little Turtles (0-2) to Sea Lions (2-3) and then Dolphins (3-4). The Sea Lions and Dolphins are located in our new purpose-built Early Years building and the Little Turtles are in the main building.
From the Early Years, children then progress to formal school and our ‘Juniors’, which encompasses Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. At this stage they have moved into the main building and are in school uniform. The school day runs from 8.30am to 3.30pm, although we run a free ‘Stay and Play’ facility until 6pm, as well as several after-school clubs.
In Year 3 the children join our ‘Seniors’. The school day is now extended to 5.30pm and entails sports and activities and prep (homework time). Sport is played daily and there is an extensive range of activities from surfing to ballet. The children will also have school sports fixtures at under 9 and under 11 levels at this stage.
Our choir has a strong local reputation, drama is a great strength of the school and the children have the opportunity to learn a wide range of musical instruments. At St Petroc’s a strong emphasis is placed upon the importance of excellent behaviour, good manners and consideration towards others.
Children from St Petroc’s progress to Budehaven, the local secondary school, or a number of independent schools in the region, including Shebbear College, St Joseph’s, Blundell’s, Kelly College and Truro School.