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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
Website: stpetersyork.org.uk
Founded: 627 AD
Number of Pupils: 560
Ages: 13-18
Fees: Day: £18,707 (annually) | Full boarder: £31,080 (annually) | Part-time boarding is open to pupils in the third to fifth-form: £8,930 per term, or £26,790 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

6.4 per cent of 2019 leavers went up to Oxford or Cambridge; 53 per cent of 2019 leavers went to Russell Group universities; 85 per cent of 2019 leavers went straight on to higher education

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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