Cricket is played mainly in the summer term in front of the Queen’s building.
We have an array of cricket nets in which to practice bowling. Below the English block we have our own pavilion which looks out over the School grounds and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.
Hockey is the major sport for girls in the Autumn Term. All Third and Fourth Formers play a minimum of once a week, with the majority playing three times. There is hockey available for Fifth and Sixth Formers with team members playing three or four times a week. There is a full fixture programme with matches every Saturday and some Wednesdays.
We field the following teams: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U15A & B, U14A & B and several C fixtures for the middle school pupils.
We always have girls selected for York and District teams and representative Hockey, across the ages, and encourage participation at club level. We enter the National Schools’ Hockey competitions at U19, U16, U14 age groups and also local tournaments, achieving considerable success. An overseas tour takes place every 2 years with senior girls playing both hockey and netball.
Boys’ Hockey is also a burgeoning sport. We field a 1st, 2nd and 3rd team plus two teams per year in the U16, U15 and U14 categories. Our successful boys’ hockey teams get an excellent grounding at St Olave’s before graduating to the senior school.
Our netball teams perform throughout the winter season in a packed and intense schedule of matches against teams from across the country. We enter many tournaments and competitions such as the National Schools league.
Rounders at St Peter's is played throughout the year. We enter tournaments, competitions and leagues, regionally as well as nationally. There are also frequent friendlies against other schools from across the north. More information on Rounders England.
St Peter’s has it’s very own boat house on site, a short walk from School across the grounds. The boat house sits on the bank of the River Ouse, a wide, flat river which provides 14 miles of perfect rowing conditions.
St Peter’s School Boat Club is over 150 years old and is one of the top school clubs in the North of England. We are a co-educational club with a strong girls’ tradition. We cater for everyone from the inquisitive Third Former to the dedicated Sixth Former. Rowing provides a unique dimension to school life not found in many other schools.
The Third Form year helps develop technique and enjoyment of rowing once per week until the summer term. In the Fourth Form some chose to row full time, others play rugby or hockey as well.
As well as a large number of students learning to row at some stage we have enjoyed particular success at the top level. We take part in local regattas, National Championships and Henley Regattas. In addition we have had 28 Great Britain vests (boys and girls) since 1998. For the coaches, success is helping someone who wishes to try rowing realise their ambition.
Rugby is the major boys' sport in the Autumn term. All boys play initially in the Third Form and then it becomes optional as pupils move through the school. There are two games sessions in the Third and Fourth Forms and three in the Fifth and Sixth Forms, with a fixture every Saturday of the term. The school plays on the tough northern circuit, playing most of the major rugby playing schools in the North of England.
The School runs three senior teams with A and B teams at U16 and U15 level and A, B and C teams in the U14 age group. We enter the Daily Mail Cup at U18 and U15 age groups. The School has achieved considerable success in this competition.
The school tours regularly and has recently toured places as diverse as South America (playing in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay), South Africa and Australia.
The School has its own indoor-heated swimming pool within the school grounds which is open to use by pupils and staff. Opened in September 2011 by Olympic diver Tom Daley, this brand new, state-of-the-art, 25m six lane pool was built on the site of the existing pool.
Tennis is played throughout the year but is mainly a summer term sport. We have specialist tennis coaches and tennis courts on site.
Every year we enter local, regional and national competitions at all age ranges. These tournaments include the York and District , North of England Championships, the National Schools' league and the AEGON tournaments.