Why board?

St Peter's School

Why board?

Boarders in York 2017

  • More time for the things you love
    Living on campus means boarders have unrivalled access to all St Peter’s has to offer: our sports facilities, our music rooms, our library – all 47 acres of our riverside campus.
  • Immerse yourself in learning
    Our boarders tell us they get more work done and there are fewer distractions here than at home. Living in an environment dedicated to learning encourages focus, determination and progress, whilst it’s hugely beneficial to have our academic staff close by.
  • Make more of your family time
    The days of pupils being ‘sent away’ are long gone – boarders tell us that they are often more enthusiastic than their parents about the idea of boarding. With pupils having the option to go home after games on a Saturday, returning as late as Monday morning, protected family time on exeat weekends, and endless opportunities for parents to visit for sports matches and performances, boarding is an ideal way to make the very best of family time.
  • Become more independent and make friends for life
    Boarding provides the ideal preparation for university and independent life. As well as giving pupils greater control over how they use their time, living with people from a wide variety of backgrounds encourages respect for other people’s opinions, cultures and personal space. On this basis, boarders make friends for life at St Peter’s.
  • Take advantage of a more relaxing school day
    Without having to worry about long commutes to and from school, boarders feel fresher at the start of the day and benefit from more time to relax at the end of it. With houseparents, matron and catering team to take care of them, boarders can focus on what they’re passionate about, without having to worry about the stresses of everyday life. Should any issues arise, our boarding staff, the Chaplain, the Sanatorium and fellow boarders are always there to lend a hand.
  • Be at the heart of St Peter’s
    As a boarding school, our ethos, timetable and structure are built around boarding life. There really is no better way to make the most of the fantastic opportunities St Peter’s has to offer.