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Discipline and Behaviour

'Our discipline structure is based on our Christian values'


Every class has their own set of “Learning Rules” which cover:

  • A right to be safe
  • A right to learn
  • A right to respect
  • A right to have property kept safe
  • A right to move freely, subject to rules
  • A right to have disputes settled fairly


  • If a child breaks a rule they will be given a warning
  • If they continue to break the rule they will get five minutes ‘TIME OUT’ in their classroom, when they will work on their own
  • If they then repeat the inappropriate behaviour they will be sent out to Head of Upper School or Head of Lower School. They will have 30 minutes ‘TIME OUT’ and they will make up the time in their lunch hour. At this stage parents will be notified 
  • In extreme cases of disruption or aggressive behaviour the child will be sent directly to the Head, Deputy Head, which could lead to an immediate exclusion

Playground Behaviour

We aim for all our children to have a happy and positive experience at playtime. These are our rules for playtime:

  • Be polite
  • Be kind
  • Be respectful
  • Follow rules
  • Stay in safe places

All behaviour on the playground is closely monitored and parents informed if their child’s behaviour continues to be a cause for concern

Parental Involvement

Should a child misbehave in class and need to be sent out parents will be informed as soon as possible either by telephone or letter. 

Should behaviour not improve parents will be invited in to draw up a plan of action, which could involve outside agencies. 

We always like to know if circumstances at home change which may affect behaviour.


We are continuously recognising good behaviour by celebrating with the children and the rest of the class.


Our message is quite clear – If you do not like what someone is saying or doing you have two choices:

1.   walk away
2. tell an adult

If you walk away and the person continues your only choice is: TELL AN ADULT

We will always act on information and investigate

Bullies will not be tolerated at St. Peter’s; we need to know who they are – we will act! Support will be given to the child who is being bullied, parents will be notified and “bullies” will be punished appropriately and monitored closely!

Our success is achieved not in the absence of problems but in the way in which we deal with them.

We are always very happy to hear you views about the way we deal with discipline and behaviour.