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St Peter's 13-18

Welcome to St Peter's 13-18

St Peter's 2-8

Welcome to St Peter's 2-8

Jeremy Walker

Welcome to St Peter's

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter’s School is the fourth oldest school in the world with a long history of top class education. With 47 green acres in the heart of York, St Peter's combines outstanding day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2-18 with a huge range of sporting, music, artistic and cultural opportunities.

Read A Message from the Head Master, Mr Jeremy Walker.

We warmly invite you to join us for our Open Events, an opportunity to explore the School, meet our friendly staff and pupils and discover what it means to be part of the St Peter's School community.

St Peter's School, York, is one of the best independent schools in the UK. We are the Tes Pre-Prep and Independent School of the Year 2021 and The Sunday Times North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2019.

St Peter’s appeals to parents across the north of England and beyond for the enviable combination it offers of academic achievement and redoubtable sporting opportunities.

The Sunday Times

The school was glowingly reviewed in Tatler Schools Guide 2020.

...great results, extensive co-curricular activities and guest lectures and...'phenomenal' theatre productions...

Tatler Schools Guide 2020

St Peter's 2-8 (formerly Clifton School and Nursery) was named Pre-prep School of the Year at the Tes Independent School Awards 2021 and Prep/pre-Prep School of the year at the Tes Independent School Awards 2018.

St Peter's 8-13 (formerly St Olave's) was shortlisted for Prep School of the Year at the Tes Independent School Awards 2021. 

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