We offer a high quality STEM curriculum that
inspires children and prepares them for work in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths industries.
Children can synthesise knowledge in order to
think critically about the world around them and solve problems that are yet to
In Hartlepool, We have some of the world’s
leading petrochemical and engineering firms on our doorstep. We even have our
own nuclear power plant.
Partners with industry
Intelect are an engineering solutions firm working in utilities, renewable energy, food and beverage manufacturing and heavy industry. They have kindly sponsored our lab coats and will be working with our school closely on a range of exciting projects to develop our understanding of how what we learn in school is applied in real contexts.
Links with industry and FE
Every child in St Peter’s will have the chance to visit the
nuclear power station during their time with us.
In 2019, all Upper KS2 pupils attended:
a career fair attended by major petrochemical
employers, universities, NHS, biomedical engineering firms, renewable energy
firms and representatives from the automotive industry.
Hartlepool FE college to explore their health,
aeronautical engineering and mechanics departments
Why is this important?
Labour Market Information (2018 data)
Manufacturing (including engineering solutions)
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste
management and remediation activities
Here are some of the people we have heard from through web chats, STEM lectures or visits to school.
Engineers from Durham University have worked with our pupils to develop their understanding of renewable energy.
In 2018-19, every child in KS2 at St Peter’s took part in at least one off-site STEM day delivered by secondary specialists and industry leaders.
We have had to expand our STEM club this year as last year
there was a waiting list! Our STEM club meets every Friday. #Projects so far
Designed and made solar-powered cars to be
evaluated by a real racing engineer
Created our own signature colour and coloured
jelly crystals using superabsorbent polymers
Made and tested ballasted life boats with a
Created our own computer games
Dug for fossils in our own replica dig
Built a boat and competed against other schools
in the Wind In Your Sails competition