On a delightful riverside campus, a ten-minute walk from the ancient and enchanting city of York, St Peter's, the world's fourth oldest School, founded in AD627, prepares boys and girls aged 3-18 for happy, successful and productive lives.
In 2018 the School was shortlisted for three TES Independent School Awards, and won Prep/Pre-Prep of the Year.
In 2017, the Independent Schools Inspectorate rated the School 'excellent' in all areas: the highest rating a school can receive.
“St Peter’s appeals to parents across the north of England and beyond for the enviable combination it offers of academic achievement, redoubtable sporting opportunities, and a commitment to a holistic education.
The Sunday Times
A welter of societies allows them to develop and pursue interests outside of the classroom that become a key part of school life. St Peter’s develops determined all-rounders capable of contributing to society once they leave, confident in the skills they have acquired at this historic school.
The Sunday Times
As well as our excellent academic results at A-level and GCSE, we offer a vast range of co-curricular activities, where every child can find something they love, and take their passion to the highest level.
York is a wonderful city, named in March 2018 by The Sunday Times as the Best Place to Live. Our boarders enjoy the full range of cultural and social activities in the city, as well as exploring the surrounding countryside on trips.
We are an oversubscribed school, with a small number of places available in some years for a September 2019 start. Visit us soon. We would be delighted to meet your family.
“As the world’s fourth oldest school, St Peter’s combines a long tradition of academic rigour within a focused learning community, with a lively, modern approach to education. The sporting, artistic, intellectual and cultural opportunities at the school are inspiring, stimulating both participation and achievement at the highest levels.
Jeremy Walker, Incoming Head Master