The life-long difference fees help can make to a child

St Peter's School

The life-long difference fees help can make to a child

Over many years, we have welcomed dozens of pupils to the school, as part of our fee assistance programme.

Not only do these children contribute hugely to the community of our school, through their talents, curiosity, enthusiasm and ability to build relationships, but they themselves benefit from the St Peter's experience, for the rest of their lives.

During their time with us, pupils will benefit from:

Teaching that is rated excellent

Our most recent inspection report resulted in the school being graded 'excellent' in all areas.

The report states:

"Pupils academic and other achievements are excellent, as demonstrated through pupils' substantial success in areas such as sports and the expressive arts, scholarships and leavers' destination. The list of pupils' successes is extensive and spans all the three schools. Pupils demonstrate their readiness to excel, gaining awards in music, dance, drama, public speaking and youth leadership. They also participate competitively, and very often successfully, in a broad range of sporting events. The pupils achieve so well because the school is proactive in creating opportunities for them to do so, and because of the pupils' entirely positive attitudes to learning. They display a strong willingness to work collaboratively and on their own initiative. Pupils are committed to achieving the best they can."

Read the full Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report on St Peter's published in April 2017.

Pastoral care that focuses on helping each child thrive

Our pastoral team ensure that each individual child has the support, opportunities and challenge they need in order to thrive and be happy.

As well as considering children's immediate needs, for safety, self-responsibility and personal development, our pastoral team - which includes our chaplain, the house parents who look after each mixed-age group of children, our sanatorium staff and our teaching staff - look to help develop young people who, long after they leave St Peter's will have the skills they need to build happy, productive lives.

The ISI reported that:

"Pupils' well-being and personal development continue to flourish because the highly effective pastoral system keeps each pupil clerly in view and accurately addresses their needs." 

A better learning environment

Our 47-acre riverside campus offers excellent facilities for learning, just a 10-minute walk from York city centre.

In September 2018 our new Maths and Modern Foreign Languages block will open, with the latest technologies and flexible spaces needed for the highest quality teaching and learning.

We have a well-equipped gym, sports halls, a 25m swimming pool on site, and award-winning pitches and fields for cricket, rugby and hockey. 

We have impressive, stand-alone buildings catering for each of music, drama and art, with all the facilities and materials keen pupils need to help them realise their talents.

More to do

A vast programme of after-school activities give pupils the opportunity to develop skills to a high-level in a wide range of activities, from Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh, Water Polo, pilates, debating, 

Interests developed at this age can last a lifetime, and form an important part of personal statements as part of the university application process.

Help for the future

Careers and Higher Education provision at St Peter's School is led and co-ordinated by a dedicated Careers department.

From Year 9 through to Sixth form, group and individual provision ensures that pupils have the knowledge, skills, confidence and real-life work experience to help them follow their chosen path.

The support of recent alumni from the school, in sharing their insights, arranging placements and providing links to leading employers, is invaluable.

The St Peter's School Careers department has been awarded the Career Mark Awards for its excellence in careers education, information, advice and guidance. 

A community with shared values

Our Help With Fees pupil have a strong record in happy, productive lives after leaving St Peters. Many attend leading universities, achieving recognition in their chosen careers. All stay part of the extended St Peter's community through our extensive alumni programme for all Old Peterites.

An article in The Independent reviews the life-long impact on children of the Assisted Place scheme, which operated in the 1980s.

We understand that moving your child to St Peter's may be a daunting process. We thoroughly believe that for certain children it can unlock new experiences, friendships and opportunities. 

Please do speak to us, if you would like more advice. You can also request a Help With Fees application pack.