Why are we Edward Peake?

Edward Peake C of E (VC) Middle School was named in honour of a local philanthropist who, in the days when education was by no means a right for our local children, made a permanent bequest by which a school teacher could be paid and children from poor families receive an education.

Although little else is known about Edward Peake, it is right that his generosity and far-sightedness is commemorated in the name of our school. Edward Peake Church of England Middle School has served the communities of Biggleswade, Caldecote, Dunton, Northill and Ickwell for forty years and has always had a reputation for inclusiveness.

Live Love Learn

” I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you”

The community of Edward Peake C of E Middle School share a vision for our young people. We work hard to make sure that our faith supports each individual at Edward Peake to flourish and challenges us all to live life to the full. We believe that pupils should enjoy their learning as much as their teachers enjoy teaching them and that everyone should strive to do their very best.

Live, love learn – our guiding principles that children should be educated for life, contributing to their community regardless of their background and loved unconditionally, able to love others in return. Together we learn to put our relationships first and reconcile if things go wrong. Moments of silence, prayer and reflection are golden times in a busy day when we deeply consider our values and how to live them.

We are determined that by the time Edward Peake pupils leave us, they will be confident and proficient in the core curriculum, independent learners, curious about the world around them and with a well-developed sense of personal responsibility. Our vibrant sense of community and our values-driven education really come alive on a daily basis.