In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, St Peter’s School, York has implemented a strict visitor policy to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the whole school community. Following instructions from the government, the school site will be closed to pupils (apart from children of key workers) from the end of the day on Friday 20 March with no indication given of when that situation will change. We ask that all non-essential visitors also stay away from the school at this time. If your visit is essential, please read our visitor policy before you visit the school.

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Exploration Week

St Peter's School

Exploration Week

Exp. Week Day 1 (8)Exploration Week is a week of different learning experiences incorporating university-style lectures, practical activities, careers guidance opportunities, team building and debating.

It is held towards the end of the summer term for Lower Sixth pupils.

Usually included are a number of staff led seminars and practical sessions that take pupils away from the A-Level syllabus, including completing cryptic crosswords, bike maintenance, code-breaking and behavioural economics.

Public speaking and debating workshops led by the English Speaking Union are a particular feature. There is also a UCAS preparation day, focusing on the application system, tips on personal statements and other insights into the process, and a major team building day focussing on aspects of leadership and teamwork and sessions of a more practical nature, such as a cookery masterclass.

External speakers add variety to the week with lectures and sessions on forensic science, flower arranging and business risk amongst many others.

Click here to read about Exploration Week 2019.