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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Colin Stuart Elston

St Peter's School

Colin Stuart Elston

Dad was born 14/10/1936 and attended St Peters between 1950 and 1954. He was in Manor House as a boarder during that time as his family lived in Newcastle. He progressed to Newcastle University where he studied dentistry and became the youngest dentist to qualify. Whilst at the University he met my mother and they moved to Redcar, Cleveland when he qualified to open a dental practice. He practiced dentistry all his working life, ably assisted by my Mum, in the North East where he was well known and respected both within and beyond the profession. My brother and I were born and grew up on the coast in Saltburn. My brother Richard followed Dad’s schooling attending Askham House in Newcastle and then moving on to St Peters into the Third Form and also into Manor House. I joined the School in 1976 as a day pupil in Queen’s House. Subsequently, having married a Peterite, our children attended the school also in Queen’s House. I think Dad was always very pleased to have been the start of the family line at St Peter’s.

He was a very proud family man and always encouraged us all to achieve our best. He is survived by my mother Elizabeth, my brother Richard, my husband Kevin and I and six grandchildren Michael, Andrew, Katherine, Emily, Helen and James. We will all miss him dearly.

Sue Miller nee Elston, Queen's 1978