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St Peter’s, York

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St Peter’s, York

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Address: Clifton, York, Yorkshire YO30 6AB
Founded: 627 AD
Number of Pupils: 582
Ages: 13-18

  • Day – £19,380 annually
  • Part-time Boarding – £27,585 annually (Third to Fifth Form only)
  • Full UK/EEA Boarding – £32,010 annually
  • Full Non-EEA Boarder – £34,500 annually

Head Teacher: Mr Jeremy Walker
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Applicants should download an application form from the school website, complete it in full and return it with the registration fee of £75 to the Admissions Officer. Applicants are advised to apply at least one year in advance and are encouraged to visit the school before making an application.
Contact: Gillian Bland
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Visits can be arranged at any time, but term-time visits are recommended so that applicants can meet pupils, staff and see the school in action. There is also an opportunity to visit the school at the annual open morning in October, and taster stays for boarders can also be arranged.

The Curriculum

St Peter’s offers a rich and varied curriculum, delivered by inspirational and supportive teachers. Specialisms include the arts, classics, drama, maths, medical, music, science and sport.

Games & the Arts

Pupils enjoy an exceptional variety of arts, drama, music, sport and volunteering at the core of a vast co-curricular programme. The school offers 80 different co-curricular activities for pupils to enjoy and excellent facilities across a 47-acre campus.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is placed at the core of pupils’ day-to-day life, ensuring that everybody feels safe, happy and a valued member of the school community. Houseparents oversee pupil progress and welfare, supported by a team of tutors, matrons and the Chaplain.

University Places

68% of pupils gained places at Russell Group Universities in 2021, including Oxford and Cambridge and 86% of leavers in 2021 continued to higher education.

Exam Results: 91% of A-levels were awarded at grades A* to B in 2021 (99% A* to C) and 56.8% of GCSEs were awarded at grades 9 to 8 in 2021 (99% 9 to 4)

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

St Peter’s is an exceptionally happy and friendly school, where enthusiasm, fair play and development of the whole person are considered as equally important as success in examinations. We equip young people with the skills they need to go out into the world, succeed and be happy.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • World’s fourth oldest school, founded in 627 AD
  • The Sunday Times North Independent School of the Year 2019
  • 47-acre campus, ten minutes’ walk from the centre of York
  • 80 co-curricular activities available
  • Outstanding academic results with 85 per cent of A-levels A*-B in 2019 (95 per cent A*-C) and 46 per cent of GCSEs Grade 9-8 (98 per cent 9-4)

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