St Peter's School
St Peter’s School is celebrating after being shortlisted three times in the Tes Independent School Awards.
St Peter’s has been shortlisted for the Independent-State School Partnership Award, in recognition of its work with partners and schools in the local community, while its junior schools, St Olave’s, and Clifton School & Nursery, have been chosen for the final eight nationally as Pre-prep / Prep School of The Year.
The prestigious awards, founded by the Times Educational Supplement, celebrate excellence and innovation in independent schools, and provide a benchmark for the sector across the UK.
Clifton’s entry showcases the school’s emphasis on developing skills that will serve children throughout their lives: collaboration, reflectiveness, resilience and resourcefulness.
The St Olave’s entry highlights the school’s use of eight core Learning Habits - collaboration, creativity, flexible thinking, curiosity, embracing challenge, empathy, perseverance and initiative - which help pupils to develop the skills and qualities needed for a happy and successful life.
St Peter’s, which is part of the nationally-renowned York Independent-State School Partnership (ISSP), attracted the attention of the judges for its ground-breaking scholarship project with the Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull, which works to increase aspiration by providing opportunities for pupils.
Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards. Our two junior schools are rightly acknowledged in the schools sector as some of the best in the country, and it is fantastic to have their efforts recognised with this shortlisting.
“But as a school at the heart of our local community, we are particularly proud to have been selected for the partnership award: working with other schools brings tremendous benefits for everyone involved, and we are very pleased to have so many outstanding links with colleagues across Yorkshire.”
The winners will be announced on Thursday 8 February 2018 at an awards ceremony in London.