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Why a focus on STEM?

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:

Why is this important?

Labour Market Information (2018 data)

Sector Hartlepool (%) National (%)
Manufacturing (including engineering solutions) 12.1 8.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 2.8 0.5
Water supply; sewerage,  waste management and remediation activities 1.6 0.7
Construction 6 4.7

Guest Speakers

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.

STEM days

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 include:

Our Stem Ambassadors 2019-20