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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Mission & values

Clifton School and Nursery

Mission & values

Clifton Children

Clifton School and Nursery aims to encourage, nurture and challenge our pupils to maximise their potential.

We prepare them academically, socially and spiritually to take a constructive role in modern society. We do this by giving our youngsters a high quality day education, and promoting excellence and high standards in all areas of school life within a clear framework of pastoral care and support.

The Seven Values

The School's Seven Values are for each and every member of the St Peter’s School community to practise – pupils, parents, governors, teaching and support staff, across the three schools.

Friendship: To be a welcoming, caring and inclusive community in which we can all feel valued and grow in confidence.

Trust: To speak with honesty and conviction, to listen carefully and openly, and promote strong relationships of trust and loyalty.

Wisdom: To develop enquiring minds and a lifelong love of learning, and provide the inspiration to achieve, through creative teaching and a breadth of extra-curricular opportunity.

Compassion: To encourage self-respect, care for others and an active interest in the world beyond the school.

Endurance: To work hard and participate with whole-hearted commitment and resilience, reflecting on our disappointments and short-comings with honesty.

Humility: To conduct ourselves with generosity of spirit, praising effort and fair play and celebrating our successes with modesty.

Hope: To prepare for the future, always seeking to improve, and approaching each challenge and opportunity with energy and optimism.