St Peter's School
29 March 2019 - Rugby
St Peter’s Under 16s secured the Colts title of the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament, following a thrilling final against Millfield School.
On Thursday St Peter’s began their campaign with a 26-21 victory against an excellent Epsom College. The team then took on the tournaments reigning champions, Sedbergh. This thrilling game ended in another 26-21 win, taking St Peter’s through to the semi-final against Uffculme.
After a series of excellent tries, St Peter’s succeeded against the Devon team with a 31-5 victory, setting them up for a final against Millfield School.
An extraordinary final saw St Peter’s leading 10-7 against Millfield in the first half. Millfield struck back in the second half and were fighting for the lead, taking the score to 15-12. With only a few minutes left on the clock, the game could have swung either way, but with St Peter’s drive and determination, the steadfast team held on to their score and clinched their historic win.
16 March - Rugby
A fantastic day for the 1st VII at Mount St Mary's. The team won the group against Uppingham School, Hymers College and Barnard Castle to progress into the cup competiton. Two wins against RGS Worcester and The Mount took us into the final with Sedbergh. An excellent first half had the team leading 17-7 but following a brave display in the second half saw us go down 31-17. A truly excellent performance from all the players.
8 March - Netball
The senior teams have played exceptionally well over the past two fixtures. Playing against York St John University last Wednesday 6 March, the 1st’s finished the game with a 32-26 win, having been down by 8 goals in the last quarter, eventually winning by 6! The 2’s were equally impressive with a 26-23 win against St John’s University 2’s.
Against Sedbergh on Saturday 8 March, the games had their usual high tempo. Once again the determination and commitment from all players was evident
8 March - Swimming
The Bath and Otter Cup
The morning session saw the heats for the girls 4 x 50m freestyle relay, and the boys 4x100m free style relay. The girls relay consisted of 3rd formers Charlotte and Eliza, along with 6th formers Ellie and Sophie, a good mixture of youth and experience. A great swim, showing some real character saw them qualify for the final of the smaller schools category.
There was more success in the freestyle heats, this time for the boys, qualifying 5th fastest for the final. This team involved Josh, Ben, Will and Toby Mayfield.
The girls freestyle final was a great achievement from the St Peters girls, making a huge improvement on last year’s performance, with each girl giving there all, and with many years to come from the two 14 years old, all looks well for the future. They finished an impressive 10th overall in the smaller schools category.
After finishing 6th in this event last year, the boys were looking to improve on this performance. They went out fast with Josh doing a 57.19 in what was clearly going to be a tight affair, against some very talented opposition. The final leg saw Toby swim an outstanding sub 57s, but unfortunately was left with a little to much to do, and the Peter's boys came a very respectable 4th in the small schools final, taking almost 10s off last years’ time.
The afternoon saw the 4x 50m relays. The girls were in a slightly weaker heat, which did them no favours, whereas after last years 4th place finish, the boys were in the strongest heat.
Unfortunately the girls not make the final but a particular highlight was Charlotte on the backstroke, swimming against girls 4 years older and beating all but one. The girls swam superbly without exception, against some very tough opposition, and should be very proud of their efforts, as their coaches are.
Again, the boys were looking to improve on last year’s impressive results, with the hope of making the podium. Such was the confidence of the team, (the same as the freestyle, except Henry in on fly, for Benn) that they took it easy in the heats, and qualified 6th for the final. The final was a different story, Josh went out in the backstroke with a 29.91 and Toby followed up with a sub 34 on breast stroke. The reliable Henry made an impressive 27.9 on fly, and the ever impressive Will blasting a 25.9 on freestyle. With a time of 1.57 surely a podium finish was achievable. Against teams consisting of European championship competitors, the boys managed a comfortable 3rd place. This is an outstanding achievement in what is a very high standard competition.
6 March - Boys' Rugby
Some great performances from our 1st VII and U15 Sevens teams at Ampleforth today. U15's won the Plate, finishing second in the group on points difference and 1sts finished runners up overall , only losing one game to Sedbergh.
11 February - Boys' Hockey
St Peter's U16 boys hockey team have competed in the county tournament. They beat Pocklington convincingly in their first match 3-1, and then drew 1-1 to Scarborough College meaning they would need to play Thirsk in the semi-finals to be in with a chance to qualify for the next round.
The boys stepped up their game against a strong Thirsk team, producing some excellent runs of play and moving the ball extremely effectively. They won 4-1, scoring some excellent goals from open play, and beating some excellent Thirsk goalkeeping.
In the final against Scarborough it was a close match with both teams creating a number of opportunities but in the end it was flicks that would decide the match. With both teams equal after the first set, and at 2-1 in Peter's favour, with Scarborough left to take their flick it was Henry who saved the day with a save to put St Peter's through the next round. They will now play Richmond in the hope of qualifying for the North Finals on March 19th.
An excellent squad performance that reflected just how hard this team have worked to improve throughout the season. Some excellent individual performances, but overall a reflection of a team performance to be proud of!
9 February - Netball
The 1st VII executed their game plan with consistency to play an efficient high tempo game. This was replicated by the U16’s also. The 2nd team retained an early lead against Ampleforth 1st VII, with the 3rd VII narrowly conceding the game by 2 goals. A full junior fixture completed a day of high participation rates. Results can be found here.
5 February - Boys' Hockey
On Tuesday the U14 hockey team competed in the County tournament. They progressed to the final having won their group. In a tense final against Harrogate Grammar School the score finished 0-0, however, the team managed to win the game 5-4 on penalty flicks. Well done to the U14’s.
30 January - Senior Netball
The 1st team brought all the experience from the weekend to deliver a confident performance against RGS winning 52- 22. Also playing :
2nds v RGS 16s - w 29-28
U16’s v RGS 3s - w 23 -3
4ths v Bootham 1st V11 - w 17-15
26 January - Regional Netball
On Saturday the girls gave up their precious exeat to represent the school at the highest level for this stage of the competition.
The 1st team played relentless netball in one of the toughest qualifying areas in the country. They were placed 5thoverall which was attained through talent, commitment and team dynamics.
The U16’s, qualifying through as county champions, were unfortunate to lose 2 players to injury prior to the weekend, but team spirit remained positive and again a tremendous achievement.
The U14’s were outstanding having lost only one game going into the last crucial game. Losing this match , they defied their opportunity to take a place at the national finals, finishing 3rdoverall. We must congratulate all the girls who have created a significant base to build.
29 January - Swimming
On Tuesday a mixed swimming team travelled to Ripon Grammar School for a gala. The team consisted of boys and girls teams from both St Olave's and St Peter’s. There was some excellent individual and team performances, which resulted in an overall combined score of St Peter’s - 347, Ripon - 316.
19 January - Boys' Hockey
The 1st XI travelled to Worksop College and played extremely well to draw 1-1 against a very strong Worksop team. Some excellent attacking play resulted in many chances, however, we were just not able to convert to take the win.
19 January - Rugby
The Senior Tens rugby team travelled to Pocklington for the Pocklington Tens Tournament. Showing improvement in every game they won the group and progressed to the final. An excellent performance saw us beat Mount St Mary’s to take the trophy.
13 December - Sport Recap
The girls’ hockey season has seen a young side carrying the baton from last year’s exceptional platform. The 1st X1 have affirmed St Peter’s girls’ hockey standing, at the performance level. A balance between skill levels, commitment and desire, there is no doubt the performance of this side, will go a long way to inspire many of the teams within the hockey programme.
The National competitions format changed to Championship knock out tournaments for the first time this year, with the 1st X1, U16’s & the 2nd X1 all taking part in their respective draws. The 1st X1 played through to the last 8 in Tier 1 in the North with a memorable clash with Trent College and the 2nd X1 played through to the North finals in Tier 4. Additionally, a full fixtures programme ran alongside with 4 senior teams with equal commitment competing.
The junior teams are building all the time. The U15a’s have made significant strides, the U15b’s have had an unbeaten season and the U14’s have also had a successful team building year, settling into their first season at St Peter’s.
This has been another very successful season for St Peter’s rugby. The 1st XV have had a good season playing 10, winning 5 and losing 5, highlights were an excellent away win in the Cup against Durham and winning the Fair Play Award at the St Joseph’s Festival.
The 2nd XV only lost three matches and the 3rds were unbeaten. The U16’s played some excellent rugby, losing just two from nine. The U15A’s only lost one match and the U14A’s lost only two from nine. Well done to all who have represented the school this term.
In netball, playing concurrently, the U14's/U16's & U19's all reached the County Rounds in the National Schools competition, outside the netball season. All three age groups have progressed into the Regional Finals with the U16’s additionally going forward as County Champions. This is the first time this has been achieved across the board. We contest the Regional Rounds indoors, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, in January.
In tennis the U15 team also continued their journey to reach the last 16 in the North carried through from the summer. The 1st IV also competed in the senior students Nationals in the mixed and girls’ events this term.
Congratulations to our senior Boys tennis team who have reached the last 32 of the Independent schools National Cup.
We entered the national Water Polo Cup for the first time and came second in the Northern section to reach the National Finals after Christmas. We compete with the last twelve schools in the country.
The Senior Boys and U15 Boys teams performed extremely well in this traditional independent schools Gala. The U15 Boys won the 4x50m medley relay and the senior boys won both the 4 x 50 freestyle and 4 x 50m medley relays. This was the first time in 25 years a St Peter’s boys swimming team have won this event
27 November Water Polo
St Peter's water polo team travelled across to the Manchester to take part in English Schools Water Polo championships, regional round. After some extremely hard work, and physical encounters, our team of Fifth and Sixth Form pupils have qualified for the national semi-finals, putting us in the top 12 in the country for water polo, a game we are beginning to develop at the school.
The boys should be truly proud of their efforts in the face of some real adversity.
23 November Girls' Hockey
With fantastic home support the 1st X1 met Trent College who field 4 England U18 players. The team had an incredible start, with their fast pace and high press creating the platform to score 2 early goals. Just before half time and against the run of play, the opposition scored. In the second half a midfield battle created end to end opportunities and a further 2 goals, one from a slick short corner, saw Trent College edge ahead 3-2. The last play of the day with an attacking short corner for St Peter’s, saw a blistering attempt hit the post and rebound.
At the final whistle Trent College had luck on their side and as published by Trent College later in the day – ‘ this was two great sides playing superb attacking hockey. An advert for top level school hockey.’.
17 November Rugby
On Saturday St Peter's played a series of fixtures against Barnard Castle. In a close contest the 1st XV had a good win 19-14, the 2nd XV also won 29-5. The U15A’s won 60-19, the U15B’s won 40-19, the U14A’s won 48-19 and the U14B’s won 42-5
Our 3rd XV travelled up to RGS Newcastle and managed to win a very close game 15-12.
Well done to all who played.
14 November Swimming
St Peter’s School has been incredibly proud to host this year’s John Parry Relay event, with some fantastic performances from schools all over the north.
The under 15 boys secured victory in the medley relay after displaying superb technical proficiency. The boys did not have it all their way however qualifying third in the heats for the freestyle relay, but after a superb job in the final the boys managed to clinch second place.
The under 18 medley team qualified fasted for the final, making them favourites for victory. Following a great swim from the first three swimmers they were in a good position to win. With a spectacular performance from the final swimmer they blasted away from the competition, leading the team to a comfortable victory. For the freestyle relay the boys again qualified first following a remarkable performance. The final was a much closer affair, but with all four swimmers swimming below 28.00s the senior boys were going to be tough to beat. This proved the case, and a clean sweep was achieved.
Without exception, all the girls managed to improve their times from the heats to the finals. There were some impressive personal swims, especially against girls who are regular club swimmers.
The under 18 girls were a little lacking in numbers. However, the girls more than rose to the occasion, with younger swimmers stepping up and competing against girls 4/5 years older. Not only did they swim against some very strong competition, they also improved on personal times from heats to finals.
13 November Girls' Hockey
The 1st X1 played GSAL in round 2 of their National Schools journey in Tier 1 of the competition . In a highly pressured game and great finish by Amelia to take an early 1-0 lead - the team withheld against relentless pressure. Showing significant composure - to retain their crucial lead, the team now progress to round 3 in the newly styled knock out competition .
The 2nd X1 playing in the school fixture at the same time also won 6-0 against GSAL 2nds. With lots of girls out playing at the weekend we managed to field a mixture of squads v Stoneyhurst A teams also. Great experience with many girls’ playing up – the results were as follows: 2nd Xl v 1’s l 0-53rd Xl v 2’s l 0-415b v 15 a l 2-114b v 14a l 3-0 V Scarborough College 4th/15 mix v scarb 2’s w 3-2 The depth of representation shows a significant commitment and as always, each and everyone represents St Peter’s with great pride.
12 November Girls' Hockey
Congratulations to the senior girls’ 2nd Xl hockey team, who have reached the North Finals of Tier 4 in the National Schools competition. They will be contesting this round next Thursday – we wish them the best of luck.
10 November Rugby
On Saturday we played a block rugby fixture against RGS Newcastle. This fixture was also round 3 of the national Cup for the 1st XV. Against a strong RGS team, an extremely physical encounter saw the 1st XV lose 36-3. The 2nd XV won 40-31, the U16A’s had a terrific game to win 35-34 , scoring with the last play of the game. The U15A won 54-10, U14A won 52-17 and the U14B won 17-12. The U16B’s travelled to ampleforth to play their 3rd XV and won 27-10. Well done to all who played.
05 November Swimming
On Monday our swimmers participated in a joint gala with St Olave’s against Ripon Grammar. In an exciting afternoon of swimming our boys and girls participated in races in age ranges U12 to seniors. There were some fantastic individual performances and close finishes, with the final result being Peter’s 388, Ripon 297. Well done to all our swimmers.
17 October Netball
St Peter's hosted the first U19’s Netball Super 7’s Festival, with teams from Sedbergh, Cheadle Hulme, Wyke, RGS, Woodhouse Grove and Hymers. The 1st V11 finished 3rd with encouraging wins over Sedbergh, RGS, Hymers and Peter’s 2nd . This is an outstanding effort out of season for the team as they prepare for National Schools County rounds after half term.
17 October Girls' Hockey
Congratulations to the 2nd X1 who have entered the National Schools tier 4 tournament for the first time this year. They played in the County Round yesterday, winning 4 matches and drawing one, to progress to the North East round – an excellent performance.
16 October Girls' Hockey
The U14’s played in the County Round of the National Schools on Tuesday, narrowly missing a semi-final place by goal difference. A tremendous effort from all the girls.
13 October Badminton
St Peter's played a mixed pairs badminton match against Sedbergh School. The sports hall was abuzz with a friendly but competitive spirit with some excellent committed play from all the pairs. The outcome was very close but Sedbergh were the ultimate victors winning by 10 games to 8.
13 October Rugby
On Saturday St Peter's played a block rugby fixture against Sedbergh for the first time in many years. They are widely regarded as one of the best rugby playing schools in the country and the teams knew they would be up against strong opposition. The 1st team played extremely well and showed huge character to go down 38-14, the 2nd team lost 28-0, the 3rd team won 29-14. The u16A’s were involved in an outstanding match and managed to comeback to draw the game 36-36, the u16B’s lost 34-17, the U15A W 10-8, U15B lost 19-5, U14A L 39-7, u14B L 31-0.
09 October Girls' Hockey
The U16s began their National Schools journey with a competent, fast-paced opening game against Bradford Grammar, which they won 5-3 with a strong team performance. In the school fixture list, the First team are continuing their unbeaten run with creditable results across the board on Saturday.
09 October Girls' Netball
The U14 netball team were unbeaten in the Area Round National Schools Netball competition and now join the U16s and U19s at the County Round.
09 October Girls' Tennis
Congratulations to the U15s who played in the last eight in the North of England playing Tapton, Sheffield yesterday. The match went down to the wire level at 2-2 after the singles. In the doubles, Tapton proved decisive and have gone through to the next round. A tremendous run by the U15s.
09 October Swimming
We had another collaboration in the pool on Monday with a joint St Peter’s and St Olave's mixed team v GSAL - final result 229 to 223 in favour of Peter’s/Olaves .
Thank you to all our athletes who have represented the school so well
06 October Rugby
On Saturday the 1st XV travelled to QEGS Wakefield, a much improved performance saw the school score four tries to win 26-5. Other results were 2nd W55-17, the 3rds won 29-0 against Ampleforth, u16A won 42-24, U15A lost 22-5, U15B lost 24-5, U14A won 42-5 and the U14 B lost 15-0. Well done to all boys who played on Saturday.
03 October Hockey
The 1st X1 began their National Schools journey with a 1st round match against Hymers. Entering the competition currently unbeaten on the school's fixture list. The team played with determination and composure to secure a 5-1 win to progress to the next round.
The 2nd X1 learn't much from an invaluable contest against York University’s Women’s 1st X1. The match finished 0-5 in the opposition's favour, giving the team a great opportunity to experience university level hockey.
02 October Netball
The U16 Netball team have qualified for the County Round of the National Schools Competition, by winning the area tournament on Tuesday. They now represent York & District alongside the U19’s.
01 October Swimming
We had great participation in the pool for the girls on Monday evening with a joint Peter’s/Olaves' match v Harrogate Ladies College. The U14’s won, U15’s drew, J5’s won and J4’s lost. The final results: Peter’s 190, HLC 208.
17 September Swimming
A tremendous girls swimming match against Queen Margaret's went down to the wire. With the U14s drawing 31 all, the U15s saw a narrow loss to QM (34, 32) and the seniors enjoyed a similarly close victory (31-30). And it all came down to the last race (a freestyle “cannon” relay ) QM 101, STP 102 -
15 September Rugby
The 1st XV returned to winning ways with a much improved performance against Worksop College. Some well worked tries resulting in a 36-12 win.
08 September Girls' Hockey
The girls’ hockey season began with fixtures for the senior teams, including matches against a touring side visiting from Argentina and a fixture against Hillhouse. The 2nd and 3rd XIs took the opportunity to begin the process of gelling as a team and found form and pace quite quickly. The 1st X1 took charge from the onset, playing with pace, skill and flair. We look forward to the development of all the teams in the season ahead.
08 September Rugby
In wet conditions the 1st XV faced a strong Woodhouse team in their first home game. Unfortunately Woodhouse played the conditions better and emerged victorious 32-15.