Sunday, 8 August 2021

Boarding School: the new and the old at St Peter's


I've ventured back to France to St Peter's College, in beautiful Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, to help out with the ongoing renovations, as well as pupil and teacher recruitment. Most of which are well in hand but there are no slow days.

The boys rooms that underwent a total refurbishment last summer have been spruced up and the outside of the accommodation wing has now been repainted. All looking rather smart. 

Each room accommodates two boys who share an en-suite shower room. These open out onto a covered walkway and the front Quad (motel style, for those who live in the States!) All a long way the from old-fashioned dormitories of yesteryear!

As I explained in a previous post, the main building, Maison St André, is a bit of a building site at the moment, as it is further opened up, with much help from a generous donor, for whom we give thanks to the Lord. We have been blest with both benefactors and investors who have enabled so much good work to come to fruition. They are remembered each year at a special Mass.

We are still on a drive, right up to the last day of summer, for pupil recruitment to enable us to meet our target figures for this coming year. 

From the many inquiries that have come in, it's a certainty that Covid concerns are still at the forefront of people's minds and many parents are understandably leaving it until the last minute to make final decisions. 

If you are one of those parents and looking for help in making a decision, do contact the School via the Principal, easily contactable via the website: 

Saint Peter's International College, France (

You can also learn more on our Facebook page

I've included the above photo as one of my wide angle views that didn't go according to plan!
Still, it would be an interesting architectural reworking
but I don't think we can afford it at the moment!

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