At St Peter's School, York, learning goes beyond the classroom. Every day is a new adventure with endless opportunities to learn, explore and discover.
To complement our dynamic curriculum, we offer a vibrant co-curricular programme, ensuring that every child finds something they can be brilliant at.
Talented musicians are encouraged to develop their skills outside the classroom. Individual instrumental lessons in violin, piano and guitar are offered from Year 2, and Year 3 have taster sessions in strings, woodwind and brass once a week. Pupils can take up the recorder from Reception.
The School Choir is represented by pupils from Years 2 and 3. They perform throughout the year at various venues and events including the School Christingle Service, the St Peter’s Whole Foundation Concert and the world’s biggest school choir event at Sheffield Arena.
Everybody is welcome to perform in our Christmas Plays, End of Year Concerts, and the hugely popular St Peter's Got Talent.
Sport competitions provide an excellent opportunity for the children to practise their skills in a competitive yet supportive environment. Inter-House competitions take place at the end of each half term for both Year 2 and 3, whilst all Year 3 children experience playing as part of a team in Inter-School fixtures.
We also celebrate our young athletes with three whole school events each year including a Charity Colour Run, Swimming Gala and Sports Day.
Our children take a leading role in influencing aspects of school life that are important to them. Made up of 12 elected pupils, two from each class in Years 1-3, the School Council meets weekly to discuss with staff any concerns they might have. Pupils are welcome to leave notes in a box by the entrance which are collected for consideration by the Council. Our School Councilors enjoy the responsibility, helping to organise major events in the school calendar.
Our children are taught that acts of kindness can make a big difference to themselves and others. We regularly hold fundraising events and engage with the local community. Recent examples include intergenerational music workshops in care homes, reverse advent calendars for the homeless, charity cake sales and much more.
Led by our Green Team and the School Council, our children enthusiastically take the initiative in looking after our environment and helping us to be a more sustainable school. They recently pursued a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastic bottles at school. This has led to our Eco-Schools Silver Award – we’re now working towards the Green Flag.
Clubs and Activities
Beginning in Reception, with more options available as children move through the school, we offer more than 30 co-curricular clubs and activities including:
- Art Club, for creative young minds and those who love to make a mess
- Swim Squad, for budding young swimmers
- Street Dance, which brings children together for group and individual dancing
- Football, Cricket, Tennis, Hockey which develops co-ordination and sporting skills
- Languages Club, which introduces children to a range of cultures, languages and traditions from around the world
- STEM clubs, to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.
- The Green Team, for children who are committed to making our school a sustainable and even more environmentally friendly place
- Engineers and Construction club, to give pupils the opportunity to learn more about the world of construction
- Mathletics, which offers new and exciting maths challenges
- IT club, for pupils who are interested in computers to share their ideas and knowledge
- Sewing and Crafts, for young people to share their love of sewing and all forms of craft
- Film Club, to provide a space for young people to grow, flourish and gain confidence through a shared appreciation of film