St. Peter's Catholic School

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Coordinates: 51°14′49″N 0°32′13″W / 51.247°N 0.537°W / 51.247; -0.537

St Peter's Catholic School
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Established 1947
1971 (merger)
Type Voluntary aided comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Toby Miller
Location Horseshoe Lane East
Local authority Surrey
DfE number 936/4619
DfE URN 125276 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1100~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Diocese Arundel and Brighton

St Peter's Catholic School is a voluntary aided comprehensive secondary school in Guildford, Surrey, England. The school is the result of a merger of the original St Peter's, a boys' school, and a nearby Catholic girls' school.


The present school was formed by the merger of the original St. Peter's Boys school and Merrow Grange, a Catholic girls school. St Peter’s School was founded by Archbishop Amigo in 1947 and named St. Peter’s his patron saint. It was housed in two buildings. One was the present site on Horseshoe Lane East and the other in Horseshoe Lane West. The Headmaster and a number of the teachers were Diocesan Priests.

Merrow Grange was on the corner of Horseshoe Lane East and the Epsom Road. In October 1945 it was purchased by the Ladies of Mary (who later became the Daughters of Mary and Joseph) and became an independent girls school called Merrow Grange. It was a Convent School run by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph.

In 1971 the two schools merged to form the mixed school called St Peter’s and Merrow Grange, later known as St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School. In May 2010 the school was renamed to St. Peter's Catholic School, removing the 'Comprehensive' from the name.[1]

The school is due to open a theatre which will be called 'St Ceceila's'[2] after the Patron Saint of Music.

Sixth Form Centre[edit]

The sixth form currently consists of 200 students and the school has built a new sixth form centre that opened to students in September 2011.

The Sixth form teaches AS & A2 subjects in Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology: Product Design, Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics and Business Studies, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Health and Social Care, History, ICT, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies:Philosophy & Ethics and Sociology.[3]


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