St Peter's School York is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18. The school is the fourth oldest in the world with a 1,400 year association with York Minster and the city of York, having been founded in 627 AD.
Head Master Jeremy Walker says: 'We offer co-education from 2 to 18 and our three-school structure enables us to give a tailor-made experience for each age group while giving access to the facilities of the whole school and a strong sense of belonging. Situated just minutes from the heart of York, one of the nation’s greatest and most beautiful cities, there is a strong sense of being part of a modern, dynamic community where we walk, as our motto says, over ancient ways.'
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The school was last inspected in March 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes St Peter's York different?
Attain asked the school, what makes St Peter's York different – and why should parents consider it?
At St Peter's School, York, we give children the keys for life and the confidence to turn them, preparing pupils to be amazing adults by giving them diverse opportunities.
Life at St Peter's is busy, rewarding, and full of fun. Through our four pillars of qualifications, skills, interests, and values, we develop confident, rounded young people who go on to enjoy successful and fulfilled lives, making a positive impact.
St Peter's is renowned for academic excellence. In 2021, 91% of A Level results were A*-B and 75.7% of GCSE results were 9-7 (A*/A). A challenging and inspiring curriculum allows pupils to discover new passions and interests, leading them to study at some of the world's leading universities.
School days are adventurous on our 47-acre campus at the heart of historical York with over 80 co-curricular activities, 15 sports, 250 sports teams, and the largest Music School in the North.
Every child finds something they love.
St Peter's York Open Day
The next Open Event at St Peter's York is a Sixth Form Open Evening to be held on 20th September. On 23rd September, the school will host an Open Morning for Years 6 to 10 entry and for Nursery, Reception and Year 4 (York Minster Choristers) there is an Open Morning on 7th October. Find out more about Open Days at St Peter's School York.