St Peter's School
St Peter’s has its 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.