In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, St Peter’s School, York has implemented a strict visitor policy to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the whole school community. Following instructions from the government, the school site will be closed to pupils (apart from children of key workers) from the end of the day on Friday 20 March with no indication given of when that situation will change. We ask that all non-essential visitors also stay away from the school at this time. If your visit is essential, please read our visitor policy before you visit the school.

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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 at three schools: Clifton School and Nursery (rising 3-8), St Olave’s School (8-13) and St Peter’s School (13-18)
  • We are a co-educational school offering both day and boarding education
  • Pupil numbers as of September 2019 are: 577 at St Peter’s, 358 at St Olave’s and 225 at Clifton, 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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