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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IMG2St Olave's is one of the UK’s top Prep schools and we aim to inspire and nurture all the children in our care.

Where most schools catapult children from junior school to senior school at age 11, at St Olave's we have an age range of 8 to 13.

The reason that our 12 and 13 year olds are at the top of the junior school, not lost at the bottom of a big senior school, is so they gain in confidence, self-esteem and opportunities. This system ensures that our Year 7 and 8 pupils can thrive without the pressures of being surrounded by older pupils. St Olave's offers:

  • a seamless transition into St Peter’s School
  • a focus on teaching and learning in Year 6 - not SATS
  • a House system which provides individual mentoring and support and a nurturing family atmosphere
  • school sessions from Monday to Saturday morning to allow for a broad and diverse curriculum
  • facilities normally only found in a senior school including: Science Labs, Music Centre, Art and Design Centre, Cookery Room, two Sports Halls, Swimming Pool
  • Spanish, French, German and Latin
  • outstanding access to Sport for all abilities - pupils have on average five hours of sport a week
  • a good mixture of male and female teachers
  • flexible boarding options
  • a wide range of inspiring co-curricular clubs, trips and after school activities