We understand that choosing the right school for your child is a difficult decision. When you apply, we encourage you to ask as many questions as possible. In the meantime, these Frequently Asked Questions may provide the answers to some of your questions.
It’s easy to arrange a visit to St Peter’s. Simply fill out our Visit Us form and our friendly admissions team will contact you to arrange a convenient time and date for your visit.
Our helpful Admissions Calculator will confirm when your child can join St Peter’s School based on their date of birth. Our standard points of entry are Nursery and Reception, Year 4, Year 6, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. A limited number of spaces may also be available in Year 3 and Year 10 each year.
St Peter’s School is oversubscribed and you should aim to apply at least one year in advance. Applications for Nursery and Year 4 to Year 10 must be submitted by 31 December before the year of entry. The deadline for Lower Sixth and Reception applications is 31 October before the year of entry. Please note that year groups outside of the main entry points (which are Nursery, Reception, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. Entry for York Minster Choristers is Year 4) are usually oversubscribed so please contact the Admissions Team before applying to enquire about availability if you are looking for entry to other year groups.
It’s easy to apply to St Peter’s School. We recommend using our Admissions Calculator to find out more about the individual application requirements for your child. When you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form and our friendly admissions team will guide you through the application process.
A £75 non-refundable registration fee is payable on registration. You will also be required to pay an Acceptance Deposit (£350 payable by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place). Parents of pupils whose normal residence is outside the United Kingdom will be asked to pay an Additional Deposit (one term’s fees less £350) instead of the Acceptance Deposit.
Please see the School's Terms and Conditions* for information on how and when the Acceptance Deposit and the Additional Deposit (if paid) may be refunded. Registration Fees differ for Help with Fees applicants, and our Admissions team will be happy to talk you through the process.
*The School's Terms and Conditions are available on request from the Bursary or School Office.
All children applying to St Peter’s School are assessed in some way, ranging from an informal assessment process at St Peter’s 2-8 to entrance assessments at St Peter’s 8-13 and St Peter’s 13-18. Please use our Admissions Calculator to find out more about the specific entrance requirements for your child.
Offers can be made throughout the year, depending on your child’s point of entry. Please use our Admissions Calculator to find out more about the admissions process for your child.
Should a year be oversubscribed, some pupils may be invited to join a waiting list, from which offers can be made at any time up to the beginning of the new school year should a place become available.
Our minimum academic requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is six GCSEs at grade 6, or equivalent. However, entry is extremely competitive and in most circumstances it is likely that candidates will need to perform well above this level to be successful in securing a place.
There are specific requirements for overseas applicants. Please visit our International Admissions page to find out more.
We welcome a number of children to St Peter's from Armed Forces families each year. We understand the importance of stability for children whose parents are in the Armed Forces and we provide a supportive and nurturing environment where boarders can thrive, with exceptional pastoral and academic support.
Boarders are cared for by our Houseparents, matrons and catering team, who dedicate their time to creating a home away from home. Our Houseparents maintain regular communication with parents.
We also support Armed Forces families financially, with a 10% reduction in boarding fees to parents in receipt of the CEA. Please contact our Admissions Office Gillian Bland for more details: [email protected]
St Peter's School is ideally situated at the heart of York, with excellent transport links to London, Manchester, Newcastle Edinburgh and international airports including Leeds Bradford and Manchester. St Peter's is a one-hour car journey from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.