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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A new Boathouse for St Peter's

A new Boathouse for St Peter's

St Peter’s School Boat Club is one of the oldest School Boat Clubs in the world. Founded in 1851, taking advantage of the School’s move to a site on the banks of the River Ouse, it has thrived ever since.

Rowing has generated one of the highest tallies of internationalists for any sport at St Peter’s and our success at regional and national level puts us amongst the greatest rowing schools in the country. Originally built in 1956 to cater for just 30 rowers, the old Boathouse was far too small to cater for the 200 pupils who take to the water each year. 

Thank you to all our donors who generously sponsored bricks and supported our appeal to raise funds for the Boathouse. Your support is helping us to revitalise our campus.

We look forward to announcing the date of the offical opening of the Boathouse soon. 

Our Boathouse 

Sitting a short distance from the perimeter, the Lower Boathouse is a robust, practical structure. It has been designed to be floodable, and provides easy access for the safe removal of boats and equipment at times of rising water levels. It provides accessible storage for boats and launches, together with basic toilet facilities. At 496 square metres, it has provided our rowers with much-needed space. Access to the river is now via a gradually sloping platform on the School’s own land, enabling pupils to manoeuvre boats safely before they cross the public footpath to the launch steps.

Boathouse (3)

Fourth Form Rowers
We now spend less time moving the boats and more time in the water banging out the miles! It has been a huge morale boost, and makes us all proud to be Peterite rowers.

Fourth Form Rowers George, Harrison and Percy

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