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About St Peter's School

About St Peter's School

  • Founded in 627 AD, St Peter’s School is the fourth oldest school in the world
  • We offer education from ages 2+ (rising 3) to 18 
  • We are a co-educational school offering both day and boarding education
  • Pupil numbers as of September 2019 are: 577 at St Peter’s 13-18, 358 at St Peter's 8-13 and 225 at St Peter's 2-8, totalling 1160
  • The boy:girl ratio is around 6:5 across the school as a whole
  • Approximately 143 pupils are boarders. Boarding starts at age 10
  • Pupils from overseas usually make up approximately one-third of the boarding community, and 10% of the whole Senior School community
  • In 2019, the A* - B pass rate was 85% at A Level.
  • In 2019, the 9 - 5 pass rate was 92% at GCSE.
  • The majority of our pupils proceed to Russell Group or elite universities. Popular subjects include medicine, engineering, history, politics and modern languages
  • We employ approximately 380 individual members of staff of whom 130 are teaching staff
  • The site occupies 47 acres
  • Annual fees range from £9,570 in the Nursery to £18,705 (Day), £31,080 (Boarding) and £33,405 (Non-EU Boarding) in the Senior School
  • Well-known alumni include: Guy Fawkes, composer John Barry, cricketer Jonny Bairstow, sports presenter Katherine Downes and actors Greg Wise and Fleur Keith

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