Head Teacher's Blog 17th November

Good Afternoon and Welcome to the latest Blog.

Another busy week, I seem to say that every week but it is true! This week we had 3 big events - the Careers Fair, Ace Evening and Children in Need.

The Careers Fair on Wednesday was a real success, with 40 different providers including Universities, local businesses and 6th Forms. Students from years 9-11 visited during the afternoon and our visitors were impressed by how interested the students were, and the questions they were asking. In the evening we had plenty of visitors who took away a lot of information, free pens and tasty desserts from the Peterborough Desserts Van. Huge thanks to Mrs Gilman for organising the event and to all our visitors who made it such a success. We plan to make this an annual event at The Peele.

On Thursday we had our annual Ace Evening, where the year 11 students from last year came back for their certificates. We had 3 guest speakers, all ex-students and their stories of what they have achieved since leaving The Peele were truly inspiring. They all remarked on how the staff at The Peele had helped them to believe in themselves and the message from all of them was 'aim high, work hard and you can achieve whatever you set your mind to'. Well done to all of our Leavers - we wish you well in the future and hope that one day you will return to tell us your stories.

Today has been Children In Need day, and the culmination of a series of fundraising events at school. The JLT coordinated the events (colouring competitions, Beat the Goalie and Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar) and decided on the prices, winners and prizes. Today was optional Fancy Dress, with prizes for the best outfits listed below:

Colouring Competition

 Ellie Day Year 7

Courtney Tyrell Year 8

Whitney Pope Year 9


Guess the Number of Sweets

The amount of sweets in the jar was  227, well done to Ellie Kilbon 7B1 with the closest guess.


Fancy Dress

 Year 7   ( 2 prizes due to a split decision by the judging panel)

 Charlie Robinson – Ninja Mouse

Victoria Elliott – Hermione Granger

 Year 8

 India Brown – Steampunk Character

 Year 9

 Sophie Wilkinson – Mad Hatter

 Year 10

 Linda Brijs – Pirate

 Year 11

 Taylor Peacock/Luke Dewey  - A ‘couple’


Thank you all for your contributions - the total raised by Peele students this year was a magnificent £1,171.09. Well done to you all - your donations will make a huge difference.

On that note, I wish you all a lovely weekend. Take care and keep warm.



Prizes have been distributed by the JLT Fundraising Group for Children in Need.