Crest & Motto


Strength in Christ


The school crest displays the cross of the Sisters of Mercy at its centre. The keys of St Peter, the first Pope, are to the left of the cross. A sailing ship symbolising Peter, as a fisher of men, as well as Stockton's sea-faring heritage and continued affinity with the sea and harbour, is featured at the right of the cross. The chains below the cross are a reminder of the Parish and school's original name – St Peter in Chains, taken from the Acts of the Apostles account of St Peter’s imprisonment. The chains are also symbolic of the school's motto – “Strength in Christ”.