Post-16 Partners

St Peter's has strong established links with our two Catholic Sixth Form Colleges - Loreto and Xaverian.

The colleges are a natural progression to post-16 studies for St Peter's students, so a high percentage of our pupils follow this route.

Both colleges have high expectations of all its learners and achievements and standards are outstanding.

Loreto and Xaverian are committed to equal opportunities and there are excellent student support systems, which provide an environment where students of all cultures and beliefs can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Year 11 pupils have several visits from Loreto and Xaverian throughout their KS4 studies and can access support and guidance for their final choice of subjects to study at sixth form college.


Loreto is a sixth form college which exists primarily to cater for the needs of young Catholics in the 16-18 age range, but which also caters for young people of different faiths whose beliefs are consonant with their key values of Freedom, Justice, Sincerity, Truth and Joy. The key values derive from the educational philosophy of Mary Ward, a sixteenth century Englishwoman, who founded the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the order of nuns who started the college in 1851. The key values remain at the core of Loreto College, Manchester and all the many Loreto Schools and Colleges throughout the world.

Xaverian are very proud of their academic success, which places them in the top 10% of colleges nationally and has ensured that they are highly recognised in the local area and beyond. Sharing our Christian values, academic excellence and care of each individual, they are totally committed to support you to develop intellectually, spiritually and socially. They will strive to hone your God-given talents, so that you can make a full and positive contribution to your community.


Xaverian welcomes students of all faiths. In keeping with their motto: “In harmony small things grow”, they expect all of their students to live and work together for the benefit of the whole “college family” so that one and all contribute to further developing the College’s reputation for happiness and success.