St Peter's School
9 July 2018
End of year round-up
Our athletes have performed very well this season, notably Lily Naylor who finished 4th in the Senior North Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships. She will go on to represent North Yorkshire at the English Schools Competition. At the North Yorkshire Schools Athletics Championships, Angel Norza finished 5th in the inter-girls 100m and Tabitha Winkley finished 10th in the 1,500m and 9th in the High Jump. Fran Wilson finished 2nd in the junior girls shot and the discus, qualifying to represent North Yorkshire at the English Schools Athletics Championships.
The 1st XI have enjoyed a wonderful summer, losing only one Saturday fixture. This young side have played some exciting cricket and worked extremely hard to improve throughout the season. They reached the North of England T20 Final for the second year in succession and finished with a playing record of P20 W15 D2 L3. Mr Sharp would like to thank all the players for their endeavour and wish the Upper Sixth all the best for the future.
Full cricket colours were awarded to Jack Amsden and Ben Lodge. Half colours were awarded to James Black, and full colours and caps were re-awarded to Harry Contreras, Alex Liley and Chris Wood.
The Senior Boys Coxed Four of Alex Phillips, Harrison Smith, Grayson Townend and Sam Gowland, coxed by Claudia Freeman, went the entire regatta season unbeaten in the North East Region.
Colours were awarded to Charles Barry, Eve Gilbert, Sam Gowland, Alex Johnston, Elliot Millman, Alex Phillips, Harrison Smith, Grayson Towned and Kieran Whyte.
The Boat Club is now looking forward to well-earned rest before returning next year under the guidance of new Captains, Eve Gilbert and Elliot Millman.
More boys played squash this year than ever before. Thanks to Jamie Dunsmore for this hard work as captain. The boys earned some very good results against other schools and clubs, competing against adult teams. As captain, Jamie won his second consecutive Metcalf Cup in the St Peter’s tournament.
This season the 1st team has had an outstanding captain in Alex Wood. Training hard throughout the off-season, the team’s commitment has paid dividends. At the National Independent Schools Tournament at Eton, Alex, alongside Sofiya Aleksandrova, Tara Jones and Josefien Heijbroek progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Plate Competition, the furthest the U19s have ever reached. The mixed 1st team, again featuring Alex and Sofiya, reached the last four in the North of England and Scotland event, and the girls finished second in the U18 York League.
The Junior Festival best captured the character of the season, with the emphasis on participation, where the U14s won their event and the U15s finished 4th. The U14s also finished as runners-up in the Chapman Cup, while the U15s reached the final stages of the National Schools Competition. St Peter’s will now represent the area in the knockout stages of the competition in September 2018.
Colour were re-awarded to Sofiya Aleksandrova and Tara Jones. Annabel Chan, Annie Ellis, Phoebe Hall, Josie Heijbroek and Emily McDonald earned colours for the first time. Alex Wood and Maddie Bletcher were also awarded caps.
The 1st team won six out of nine matches played, winning all other fixtures against schools, losing only to the men from the University of York, York Tennis Club and Wigginton Tennis Club. The most notable victories were against Poppleton Tennis Club and the Old Peterites, earning the 1st team the Barron Cup for only the second time since 2004.
In the U19 Clark Trophy Plate at the National Independent Schools Championships at Eton, we reached the semi-finals, bowing out to a strong team from Rugby School, and equalling the furthest progress ever made by a St Peter’s team.
The 2nd team played well this season, winning six out of their seven fixtures, beating Woodhouse Grove and Worksop College’s first teams in doing so.
The U15 team won seven of their ten matches this season, progressing to the knockout stages of the AEGON competition in September.
In their very first season of full-time tennis, the U14 team enjoyed a 100% record, winning each of their nine fixtures.
In the Alcuin Cup, Third Former Max Marshall impressed in reaching his first ever semi-final, where he was beaten by Marcus Taylor. Marcus faced Robbie Greenall in the final, where Robbie earned his place in an elite band of three players who have won three Alcuin Cups, the others being Michael Hunter and Dominic Shread.
Robbie also earned a cap and was re-awarded full colours alongside Marcus Taylor and Barney Baker, while Max Courtis was awarded colours for the first time.
The Shuttleworth Trophy for outstanding contribution to boys’ sport this year goes to Max Courtis. The Shuttleworth Cup for consistent effort and commitment in sport goes to Lucy Moss. The Jo Sergeant Shield for all-round excellence is awarded to Emilia Proctor.
Boys’ captains next season are:
Rugby – Ben Lodge
Hockey – Will Morrison
Cricket – Chris Wood and Ben Lodge
Football – Jack Mayfield
Tennis – Barney Baker
Squash – Tim Panfilov
Water Polo – Joe Raper
Girls’ captains next season are:
Hockey – Josie Heijbroek and Grace Freshwater
Netball – Amy Webster
Tennis – Tara Jones
Rounders – Frankie Chapman
Squash – Ella Meere
Swimming – Ellie Spencer
Rowing – Eve Gilbert
28 June 2018
Girls celebrate individual successes
Three Third Form girls have been recognised for their performances over the course of the sporting year with regional selections. Poppy Courtis and Sabyn Maude will attend the High Performance Regional Hockey Centre, and Fran Wilson has been chosen to represent North Yorkshire at the English Schools Track and Field Championships next month.
Junior girls tennis season nears its end
The junior tennis girls have been busy contesting fixtures against Ashville, Hill House and Ryedale. Against Ashville, the U15s were beaten, but the U14s claimed an impressive 11-2 victory, before both teams secured wins against Hill House and Ryedale respectively, showing a great level of concentration and determination this late in the season.
Rounders teams enjoy good form
Against Pocklington, the senior girls returned to action with a 22-10.5 triumph, whilst the U15s were beaten and the U14s won by 13.5-4.5. Both junior teams followed this with a fixture against Bootham, with the U15s showing great determination to edge a tight encounter 17-14.5, and the U14s impressing with a 30.5-6.5 win.
21 June 2018
Tennis girls retain trophy
After 116 matches and 342 sets from nine competing schools, the Junior Tennis Festival concluded with a win for RGS Newcastle in the U15 competition, while St Peter's won the U14 trophy for the second year in succession.
This success came after some terrific results at the weekend, as each of the eight U15 and U14 teams won their fixtures against Ampleforth and Giggleswick respectively.
Individual successes at North Yorkshire Schools Athletics Championships
A group of St Peter's athletes represented the York Schools group at the North Yorkshire Schools Athletics Championships, with some earning a place to represent North Yorkshire at the English Schools Athletics Champsionships later in the summer. Achievements included: Fran Wilson finishing second in the Junior Girls' Shot and Discus, Angel Norza finishing fifth in the Inter Girls 100m, Sam McKeown placing sixth in the Inter Boys 1500m and Tabitha Winkley coming 10th in the Junior Girls 1500m and ninth in the High Jump.
20 June 2018
Cricket team reach North T20 Final
The St Peter's 1st XI will face Sedbergh in the North T20 Final this Friday having beaten Worksop in the North East final. Worksop set a target of 140 after 20 overs, which St Peter's matched with 3 overs to spare and 3 wickets lost.
In regular fixtures, the U15A team have enjoyed success, with James Brent taking three wickets from three balls against GSAL, before the team went on to beat Hymers by 51 runs. The two U14 teams were beaten in the same fixture, whilst the 1st XI match was rained off after St Peter's had set a promising target of 190.
11 June 2018
Cricketers continue fine form
Six St Peter's teams took to the field to face Woodhouse Grove at the weekend, and five came away with victories as only the U14Bs saw a narrow defeat. A win by three wickets for the 1st team included an incredible batting performance from Ben, pictured above, who became the first St Peter's player in history to hit six sixes in a single over - a feat only ever managed by nine professional players.
21 May 2018
Excellent win for Cricket 1st XI
A second consecutive century for Harry Contreras and 60 for Alex Liley helped the boys set a total of 271 for the Grammar School at Leeds to chase, with the opposition falling short by 35 runs. The U15A team also beat GSAL, bowling them all out for 70, and in a tighter affair the U14As lost by two wickets. Elsewhere, the 3rd team achieved a fine victory by eight wickets over Ampleforth.
Tennis season gathers pace
With two games in one week, the tennis girls have had their endurance put to the test, but managed a strong win against Pocklington before defeat against Queen Margaret's. The 2nd VI also faced a stern challenge in the shape of the Sedbergh first team, gaining plenty of experience in defeat.
Each of the junior squads have shown great progress; the U15B, U14A and U14B girls all achieved great victories against Sedbergh, while the U15As were narrowly beaten. The boys' junior squads both remain unbeaten so far this season, recently recording positive results against Bradford Grammar School.
The boys' 2nd VI returned to winning ways with a 6-3 victory over Woodhouse Grove's 1st XI, and the 1st VI crowned a fine start to the season with a 7-2 victory against the Old Peterite team - only the second time since 2004 that this has been achieved.
9 May 2018
Rounders victories over Sedbergh
The 1st team produced some outstanding hitting, particularly from Charlotte Hollinrake, to record an emphatic 32.5-13.5 win at Sedbergh. The 2nd and U14A teams also came away with positive results.
Tennis girls continue to impress
Against Ampleforth, the 1st VI showed great determination to edge through with a 5-4 scoreline, as the 2nd VI produced a fluid and consistent performance to achieve a more comfortable 8-1 victory. The junior teams also scored highly, with only the U15b team taking a narrow defeat.
5 May 2018
Cricketers overcome Ampleforth
The 1st XI played some great cricket to beat Ampleforth by eight wickets, with a Harry Contreras century proving the highlight. The 2nd XI won by four wickets, the 3rd XI by 31 runs, and the U15A, U14A and U14B teams also claimed victories.
3 May 2018
Tennis boys maintain perfect start
Both the 1st and 2nd boys' tennis teams achieved clean sweeps in home fixtures against Bradford Grammar and Silcoates respectively, meaning they are yet to drop a match so far this sesaon.
Excellent performances from tennis girls
Great participation across the board helped the girls to excellent results against Pocklington, where the 1st VI battled to a 5-4 victory and the 2nd VI saw off their opponents 9-0. Each junior team also came through with a win or draw. In House Tennis, School edged ahead of Rise in the final to win 24-21.
Rounders victory against rivals
The 1st team produced a fine performance to beat Ampleforth 25.5-8.5, and the 2nd matched them with a 19.5-12.5 victory. The U14s were unlucky to lose by 0.5 in their fixture, but the U15s recorded a 26-9.5 triumph.
25 April 2018
Competitive start to tennis seasonA competitive start to the tennis season saw the first VI enter the final round of matches with Queen Margaret's with the scores tied at 3-3. Despite a narrow 5-4 defeat, the team look forward to further competitive fixtures throughout the season.
The 2nd and 3rd teams produced some excellent tennis, securing 6-3 and 7-2 victories respectively, whilst the U15a and U14a teams both saw narrow defeats.
In the girls' inter-house competition, School and The Rise progressed to the final round.
Strong start for rounders teams
The 1st team produced a fine performance to beat Queen Mary's 17-5, with the U15s achieving a narrower victory by a score of 17-14. The U14s were unlucky to come out on the wrong end of another close result, 11-14.
29 March 2018
Victory at Sedbergh Tens
Read a report from Director of Sport, Steve Williams, on the St Peter's victory at the Sedbergh Tens tournament.
23 March 2018
Hockey girls play at National Finals
After an incrdible journey which has taken the St Peter's girls farther than any team before them, the Hockey 1st XI can be proud of reaching the National Finals of the National Schools Competition. Defeats against tough opposition did nothing to dampen the girls' spirit and commitment - well done to all.
Sevens stars denied in final
As the first St Peter's team ever to reach the Vase final of the Rosslyn Park Sevens tournament, our rugby players should be very proud. Terrific performances against Christ College Brecon , King's Canterbury and Oakham amongst others took the boys to the final, where they were edged out 24-20 by a very strong Blundell's team.
Hockey seasons draws to a close
In a season which has been dogged by bad weather, our boys hockey teams have played with great spirit and determination, occassionally producing some excellent hockey. The U14, U15 and 1st XI all reached the county semi-finals, while the U16s went on to compete in the North Finals.
Quadruple success for Netball teams
The U15s (pictured above) won the York and District tournament this week, joining the U14s, U16s and U19s as area champions. Throughout the season, three of those teams reached the County Rounds of the National School Competition, with the 1st team finishing a creditable 4th in the Regional Round. All have competed in a season that has continued to develop performance alongside participation, with equal success.
Squash season concludes
Following the departure of experienced Upper Sixth leavers, the girls’ squash team have performed admirably throughout the season to finish mid-table in the York and District Ladies League Division 3.
12 March 2018
U16 hockey boys reach North Finals
Our U16 boys' hockey team beat Yarm 1-0 in the North East Final, and will now contest the North Finals on Wednesday.
Footballers come up against stern opposition
Our footballers travelled to Birkdale, where the 1st XI found themselves 2-0 down at half time. A second half rally could not produce a goal as the Birkdale defence held firm. The 2nd XI could also not beat the goalkeeper at the crucial moment, as a last minute penalty save meant a narrow 2-1 defeat.
Close contest in Netball vs Sedbergh
In what is always a tightly-fought fixture, our netball teams put their skills to the test against strong Sedbergh sides. The 1st team were narrowly beaten 36-32, while the 2nd team edged a 28-26 win and the 3rds claimed a 16-7 victory.
8 March 2018
St Peter's hosts inaugural Junior Netball FestivalSt Peter’s has hosted its first ever Junior Netball Festival.
Enthusiastic teams from Ashville College, Barnard Castle, RGS Newcastle, St Aidan’s, St Peter’s, all competed in a round robin style tournament, showing great potential and teamwork throughout. Once all the scores had been totalled up, Ashville College emerged as winners, with RGS Newcastle in second place and the hosts in third.
Footballers edge seven-goal thriller
The 1st XI came out on top in a 4-3 home contest with Ripon Grammar, with goals coming from Theo Hedley, Matt Ubhi and a brace from Pete Konstantynov.
26 February 2018
County success for Hockey boys
The 1st XI team are through to the semi-finals of the county hockey tournament, where the U16 team have already claimed victory to become U16 County Champions.
Netball season resumes in style
Four netball teams took to the court against RGS in their first match after half term, with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams all securing fine victories and the 4th showing great determination to come away with a draw.
Second place finish at Sedbergh Sevens
The U16 Sevens team put in a tremendous effort to come away with a second place finish at the Sedbergh tournament.
8 February 2018
Mixed tennis team reach the last 16 in the country
The Senior Mixed Tennis team of Sofia, Barney, Robbie and Alex saw their excellent run in the National Schools Tennis Competition come to an end as they were narrowly beaten by frequent finalists Strathallan, Scotland in the last 16.
Netballers reach half term in top form
As our netballers hit the halfway point in the season, they can look back on a string of impressive results. The first team in particular have been playing some excellent netball, resulting most recently in a 37-13 win against Ripon Grammar, whilst each of the junior squads can also look ahead to the second half of term after back-to-back victories over Ashville and Worksop.
Badminton teams beat Bootham
The mixed badminton team took to the courts against local rivals Bootham yesterday, achieving a victory by 10 games to 6.
Hockey teams preparing for national finals
The girls' 1st XI have been stepping up their preparation for the national finals at the end of the month, winning a warm-up match against Ampleforth.
5 February 2018
Netball teams claim victory over Ashville
St Peter's showed great strength in depth as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams all achieved winning results against Ashville College, with the U14 A, B and C sides also claiming a hat trick of victories.
Close encounter for boys' hockey team
Despite a positive second half performance, the 1st XI were narrowly beaten by Ampleforth, though the 2nd, U15 and U14 teams all came away withconvincing wins.
Two more high-scoring wins for footballers
The 1st XI travelled to Sedbergh where braces from both Ubhi and Konstatynov contributed to a 6-1 triumph, whilst a further double from Thompson helped the 2nd team to a 4-1 victory over Ackworth.
1 February 2018
U14 sevens team impress on home turf
St Peter's welcomed 10 other schools from across the region for an U14 Rugby Sevens tournament, at which the home team put in a series of strong performances to reach the final, where they were beaten by QEGS.
Hockey boys' progress continues
The 1st and 2nd teams both put three goals past Ashville to record solid victories, and the U16A team impressed with a terrific 5-0 victory over Hymers.
Wins all round for netball teams
The 1st and 2nd teams produced excellent performances against Barnard Castle to come away with two comfortable wins, while the U14 and U15 A and B teams took victory against Ripon Grammar.
The U19 squad bowed out of the National Schools Competiton in the regional finals at the weekend, being narrowly beaten by only a few goals to end a superb run of performances.
Footballers claim double victory over old rivals
After a restful exeat weekend, the 1st and 2nd XIs travelled to Ampleforth, where the 2nd XI produced some free-flowing attacking football for an outstanding 5-1 victory, including a hat-trick for Theo Hedley.
The 1st XI were involved in a much closer affair and were level 0-0 at half-time. St Peter's had to defend resolutely against the Ampleforth attack at times, before James Mahon turned home a free kick late in the second half to give the 1sts a deserved 1-0 win.
Swimmers turn in fine performance against Ampleforth
The boys continued their unbeaten run in swimming fixtures this year, with a fine win over Ampleforth. A quartet of Henry Brown, Josh Mattias, Harry Jones and Max Allard took on 12 boys between them, emerging victorious. Particular highlights were Henry Brown in the backstroke, Harry jones in the Freestyle, Max Allard in Breaststroke, and in particular, Josh Mattias in his individual Medley, with a respectable time of 1.07 but more importantly a 1 inch win! There was a brief 26s cameo appearance for Will Kinneresley who stepped in at the last second to fill in for the unwell Henry Brown in the last event.
The girls team consisted of Lydia Theos, Sophie Adeley, Lauren Moir, and Georgia Kemp. This was a fine performace, with Lydia Theos leading from the front as captain, her performance in the individual medley was superb. Sophie Adeley worked incredibly hard in back to back Butterfly races, being successful in both. Lauren Moir swam her best breaststroke race of the season so far, while training has clearly being paying off for Georgia Kemp, who swam brilliantly, particularly on her backstroke leg of the relay.
25 January 2018
Netball girls in fine form ahead of regionals
The 1st team will go into the regional finals of the National Schools Competition on the back of two impressive results in the past week. A determined and committed 29-22 victory over Woodhouse Grove was followed by some quick and skillful attacking in a 46-5 win against St Aidan's, whilst teams across the board showed great character to come away with fine results in both fixtures.
Tennis team reach last 16
The mixed senior tennis team enjoyed a very convincing win against Ripon Grammar School to reach the last 16 of the National Schools Competition, where they will play Strathallan.
Tough opposition for hockey teams
Strong QEGS teams overcame both our 1st XI and U16A teams, but the 2nd team earned a creditable draw against Barnard Castle's 1st XI and the U15A squad battled hard for a 3-2 victory over Hall Cross.
Hard work pays off for footballers
Last Saturday, St Peter's took on Scarborough in an entertaining game, where hard work and clinical finishing saw the 1st XI run away as victors; 8-1 the final score with Hedley, Tannahill, Konstantynov and Mahon among the scorers.
In the midweek fixture, a Matt Ubhi goal gave the 1st XI a half-time lead, but a strong Bootham comeback after the interval saw St Peter's dig deep for a hard-earned 1-1 draw.
Yesterday the 1st XI took on local rivals Bootham and found themselves 1-0 up with a goal from Matt Ubhi before Bootham came back strongly in the second half. St Peter's showed outstanding commitment and character throughout the game and had chances to win it, however an equalising goal from Bootham meant the spoils were shared in a fully-deserved draw.
18 January 2018
New football season gets underway
As ever, the new season began with the St Peter's Sixes tournament at Roko, Clifton Moor. Both the 1st and 2nd teams saw mixed results, and each finished third in the cup and plate competitions.
For the 1st team, this was followed by a well-fought 3-3 draw with the Old Peterite XI, which the current boys won on penalties thanks to some outstanding saves from Ben Raubitschek.
The first game of the season saw Woodhouse Grove welcomed to St Peter's, but the home 1st and 2nd XIs both fell to narrow defeats against some impressive opposition.
Bright start for hockey boys
The 1st XI enjoyed a convincing 9-0 victory over Hall Cross School, beginning the season with some attractive attacking hockey and a superb hat-trick from Seth Williams. Adverse conditions meant that many other matches had to be cancelled, but the 2nd XI still earned a creditable draw against the Scarborough 1st XI, whilst the U15A's came back from Thirsk with a 1-0 victory.
Netball juniors gain valuable experience
Two hard-fought fixtures at GSAL saw the 1st XI defeated, but a victory for the 2nd XI, whilst junior teams travelled to Ampleforth and gained some valuable experience playing against teams a band above - the U14C team did especially well to beat Ampleforth's B team 15-2.
17 January 2018
Sports stars making their mark on national stage
Charlie and Alex, above, both scored tries on their debuts for the Independent Schools RFC Lambs at the weekend, and this coming weekend, Josefien Heijbroek, Lucy Lawrence, Lucy Lovisetto and Lily Naylor will be playing for York in the U18 National Indoor Hockey Finals.
North Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships
A group of St Peter's pupils represented York Schools at the North Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships in Knaresborough, achieving some impressive finishes:
Percy Hill - 39th in Junior Boys
Tabitha Winkley - 34th in Junior Girls
Sam McKeown - 32nd Inter Boys
Lily Naylor - 4th Senior Girls
Lily will go on to represent North Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships in March.
15 January 2018
Netball seasons begins with victory
The season got underway on Saturday as the girls faced an excellent standard of opposition in Newcastle High School. The 1st XI showed great perseverance and determination from the onset, coming away with a 41-33 win.
Squash team edged out in close contest
The squash team were back in action against Wigginton in the York Ladies league on Sunday in a close tie, which finished 2-3 in the opposition's favour.
14 December 2017
Outstanding season of girls' sport draws to a close
The U18 hockey team have completed a historic season, achieving an unbeaten record in the school fixture list, becoming North Champions and placing in the top 5 teams in the Country before the National Finals at the Queen Elizabeth Park, London on February 28.
The U16 hockey team have also played in the North Finals as North East winners, where they progressed to the semi-finals, completing a memorable season and gaining tremendous experience.
In netball, the U14s, U16s and U19s all reached the County Rounds in the National Schools competition, outside the season, with the U19's progressing into the North Regional finals in January.
In tennis, the U16 team also reached the North Finals in a journey which carried through from the Summer term into the knock out rounds, and the Senior Students mixed National Schools team are into the last 32 and still going strong.
Additionally, this season the 2nd, 3rd and U15a hockey teams have only lost one fixture each on the school circuit, which has gathered pace and momentum from week to week. The U14’s have also had a team building year settling into their first season at St Peter’s.
Boys complete another superb season of rugby
The 1st XV have been outstanding, finishing unbeaten in all matches with the only blemish a 27-27 all draw against QEGS in the Cup. They won 7 out of 8 matches. In the National Daily Mail Trophy League which takes results from every school team in the country, the 1st XV finished 6th, which is an excellent achievement.
The 2nd XV only lost two matches and the 3rds were unbeaten
The U16s played some excellent rugby, also going unbeaten winning nine from nine.
The U15As only lost 2 matches both to Woodhouse Grove. The U14As also went unbeaten in an excellent season winning eight from eight. Well done to all who have represented the school this term.
The 1st XV played 8, won 7 drawn 1,
The 2nd XV played 8 won 6, lost 2
The 3rd XV played 7 won 7
The U16As played 9, won 9
The U16Bs played 5, won 4, lost 1
The U15As played 9, won 7, lost 2
The U15Bs played 8, won 7, lost 1
The U14As played 8, won 8
The U14Bs played 8, won 2, lost 6
Individually, congratulations go to Adam Brown who has been selected for Yorkshire Carnegie U18s and James Black, Ben Raubitshek, Max Courtis and Angus Wilson, who have been selected for Yorkshire U18s.
5 December 2017
Boys claim swimming victory over local rivals
The U15 boys team, consisting of Toby Mayfield, Lawrence Lam, Isaac Allison and the emerging James Brent, continued their strong start to this year’s swimming with a 51–25 victory over local rivals Bootham. The boys won all of the individual races as well as all the relays in a convincing win.
The senior boys team had a completely new look to it this week, with four different boys representing the School, showing the increasing and improving depth in boys' swimming over the last year. The boys claimed a convincing win, 46-30, with three of the boys competing with boys two years older than themselves. Ben Hobbs and Harry Jones were impressive in winning all their individual events, Max Allard showed well in his first swimming event, and Anthony Lam was as reliable as ever , especially in the butterfly.
3 December 2017
Third Form rowing careers get off to fine start
The White Rose Head is an event usually reserved for University Student crews. However, after a brief negotiation, St Peter’s Third Form boys were allowed to enter in their Octuple. Not only was the 3K course the boys' first race, it would also be against the stream. Even though they were racing bigger and stronger crews, the boys were not overawed. They rowed well together and were rewarded by beating one of the student crews - an excellent start to their racing careers.
2 December 2017
Hockey girls cap an unbeaten season
The St Peter’s 1st XI Girls’ Hockey Team have completed an unbeaten season in school fixtures . Having reached the last five teams in the National Schools Competition as North Champions, the girls completed their outstanding season with a 1-0 victory over Pocklington. Read more.
30 November 2017
Swimming squad puts in a strong effort against Ripon
Our senior and junior squads performed well but enjoyed mixed fortunes against a strong Ripon opposition. The Senior Boys won 52-24, while the Senior Girls were beaten 46-30. The U15 Boys achieved a 49-27 win, and the U15 girls lost 47-29.
27 November 2017
Hockey team are North Champions
The St Peter's U18 hockey team have made history, having won the North Finals of the National Schools Competition, placing them amongst the country’s top five teams. You can read more about their historic triumph here.
21 November 2017
Clean sheet cements rugby 1st XV place among the best
A terrific defensive effort saw St Peter's shut out Barnard Castle and score five unanswered tries to win 31-0. This result places the team fourth in the Daily Mail National Schools League.
16 November 2017
Mixed tennis team make their national debut
St Peter's has entered the mixed tennis National Schools competition for the first time and Robbie Greenall/Sonja Aleksandrova, Barney Baker/Alex Wood won both of their matches vs Ampleforth 4-0, securing passage into the second round.
Busy and successful week for sports girls
There are currently three girls' teams from different sports competing in National Schools Competition North of England finals, whilst the U16 hockey squad contest the North East round on Friday in their quest to join them.
On Monday, the U18 1st hockey team confirmed their place in the North finals, with some of the most cohesive and skillful play this season so far.
On Saturday, three netball teams played in the County Round, with the U19s showing tremendous resilience to push through to the Regional North Finals in January. The U16s and U14s showed equal commitment and heart, placed 4th within their competitions and today, the U15 tennis team are in Sunderland playing in the North Finals.
Despite the loss of a number of team members competing in the various rounds, we managed to field a teams against Hymers on Saturday too, with some great results, including 2-0 victories for both the 1st and 2nd teams.
We have also been competing on the squash courts against Stillington on Tuesday evening, where the team won 5-0 . And in the pool v Queen Margaret’s also on Tuesday, a very narrow margin of 5 points saw the opposition win 78 points to 73, with some excellent individual performances from the STP team.
13 November 2017
1st XV bounce back
After being denied progress in the National Schools Cup by the Away Team rule, the 1st XV showed great determination in a resilient 64-17 win over RGS Newcastle - Fifteen Rugby recognised it as one of the top five performances of the weekend.
10 November 2017
Several Successes at York Schools Cross-Country Championships
The York Schools Cross-Country Championships were held at the Knavesmire on Thursday, and St Peter's pupils featured heavily amongst the honours:
3rd Ben Hobbs
6th Stephen Johnson
7th Sam McKeown
8th Ethan McKinney
1st team in competition
7th Elicia Race
9th Abigail Brown
11th Hebe Turvill
12th Phoebe Holmes
1st team in competition
4th Percy Hill
4th team in competition
9th Tabitha Winkley
4th team in competition
Congratulations to all who took part and good luck to those going on to represent the York Schools team in the North Yorkshire Championships later in the season.
8 November 2017
Great representation for St Peter's and St Olave's at John Parry Relays
A mixed team of 20 boys and girls have competed in the John Parry Relays held at the Grammar School at Leeds. Each relay was a 4x50m event and was either a full medley or freestyle. In all but two events, our teams made it through from the heats into the A final.
The competition was tough with many of the swimmers from other schools being very strong club swimmers. The team, including five swimmers from St Olave's, swam extremely well and more than held their own, representing the school fantastically. St Peter's will be hosting this event next year.
Hockey season resumes
The 1st XI have prepared for the The North East round of the National Schools Competition with a 2-1 win over Ripon Grammar. The 2nd XI impressed with a 5-0 victory, whilst the 4th team fought well in defeat to Hymers.
Tennis stars battling hard at team event
The 1st team have been playing in the round robin of the National Schools senior team event, featuring both singles and doubles. On Monday, they lost to Wakefield High on tie break, after levelling 3-3 in the match. Yesterday, they contested their second match to beat Queen Margaret's 6-0.
Away team rule decisive for Rugby XV
The 1st XV and their opposition from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, both performed superbly to draw 27-27 in the third round of the National Schools Cup. On the away team rule, QEGS will progress to the next round.
18 October 2017
Netball squads progress unbeaten
Both our U14 and U16 netball teams will join the U19s in the County Round of the National Schools Competition after progressing through the preliminary round unbeaten.
12 October 2017
U16s are North Yorkshire hockey champions
The U16 hockey girls became North Yorkshire County Champions yesterday, winning their group and the crossover semi and final, to join the U18s in the North East round of the National Schools Competition.
The U14s narrowly missed out on joining them; having won two matches and achieved a draw in their group, they were beaten in the semi final of the County Round - still an excellent achievement.
U15 tennis team reach Northern Semis
Having reached the last 8 in the North, the team have had a match conceded to them, which propels them into the Semi Finals. They will contest that stage of the competition in Sunderland in November.
Hockey 1st XI maintain unbeaten run
The school fixture list continued with a string of excellent results across the board. The unbeaten run for the 1st X1 squad continuedwith a 3-0 win against Queen Margaret's and an outstanding 8-0 result against Ampleforth last Saturday, with all other teams showing great strength and commitment.
Another win for Badminton team
The girls' badminton team continued their strong start to the campaign with another win, this time over Queen Margaret's.
9 October 2017
Rugby teams achieve clean sweep against QEGS
Eight teams played this weekend against Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, and each of them impressed in victory. For the First XV, a stubborn defence kept a determined QEGS attack at bay, whilst some well-worked tries at the other end secured the win.
5 October 2017
National Schools Competition progress for Hockey girls
The 1st XI have progressed from the Country Round of the National Schools Competition to compete in the North East Round. In a full day of competition, the girls pulled together as a team to put in some great performances.
Having beaten Queen Margaret's in the area final, the U14 team will play their County Round matches next week alongside the U16s.
Unbeaten U16s progress in Netball
The U16 netball squad have matched the U19s unbeaten feat as area winners, having qualified on Preliminary County Round.
In all age groups and in both Netball and Hockey, six teams have each won their respective area competitions without the loss of a game, showing great strength in depth and teamwork.
Squash team begin their title defence with a brave battle
The team began their defence of the Division 4 title against tough competition in the form of Wigginton Ladies on Tuesday evening. Experience proved decisive, but respectable scorelines indicated close contests - a great effort from the team.
28 September 2017
Rugby teams battle to impressive victories
The 1st XV beat Woodhouse Grove 27-0 to advance to the second round of the National Schools Cup, whilst the U16A and U14A teams came through their matches against Sedbergh 25-17 and 41-12 respectively.
U19 netball team claim six wins in first round
The U19 netball team are through to the County Round of the National Schools Competition, having scored 92 goals in six unbeaten games.
Hockey stars face strong Worksop side
The 2nd XI put in an admirable performance, losing 2-1 against the Worksop 1st XI, whilst the 4th XI were brave in defeat against Worksop's 2nd team. The U15A team, however, managed a 4-0 victory against their counterparts.
Strong start for mixed badminton team
The season got off to a find start for our badminton players, as they overcame a skillful Sedbergh opposition 22-8.
Tennis girls come through tight contest
Our U15 girls have progressed to the next round of the AEGON National Schools Tennis Competition, beating Hymers on a tie-break.
25 September 2017
Unbeaten under 16s progress in National Schools Hockey
Our U16 Hockey girls came through the area round of the National Schools competition unbeaten, beating Queen Margaret's 5-0 in the final. They now join the U18 team in the County Round.
18 September 2017
Rowers lay down a marker for the rest of the season
The Boat Club returned to the water after the summer break for the first race of the season at the York Autumn Sculls. The river conditions were good and a slight tail wind ensured good times all round. St Peters’ crews from the Fourth Form upwards competed over the 4.5km course and after such a long break were made to work hard all the way. All the crews laid down a good marker for the rest of the season with the surprise package of Sam Gowland and Alex Phillips registering an early win in the J18 Boys Double Sculls. All the squads now turn their attention to the next race at Ancholme in 3 weeks time.
Eight out of eight for rugby teams
Eight of our nine rugby teams played against Ampleforth this weekend, with all of them coming away with wins. The 1st XV were the highest scorers, as excellent attacking play saw them claim a 66-15 victory.
High-scoring hockey continues
There was also great participation in hockey this weekend as eight teams played and seven won. The 1st XI lead the way with a 5-1 win against Ashville, whilst the 2nd, U15A and U14A teams all kept clean sheets in wins against Scarborough College, Ashville and Queen Mary's respectively.
13 September 2017
Outstanding performances from hockey teams
The U18 National Schools Hockey tournament is underway, and the St Peter's 1st XI showed great intent with an outstanding victory against a strong Queen Margaret's side.
Quick, attacking hockey provided goals for Spencer, Proctor, Naylor, Blackburn and Hollinrake before half time, whilst a more patient approach was required against a stubborn QM defence after the interval. Nonetheless, the final score was 10-0, a great start for the girls.
On home turf, the 2nd XI hosted Durham's 1st XI and they too put in an excellent performance to come away from a high-tempo contest with a 4-0 win.
11 September 2017
Hockey girls building early-season momentum
A strong team ethic shone through in each team this weekend as the 1st XI and U14A XI claimed victories against Hill House, and the U15A team earned a 2-2 draw.
Against York City Ladies, our 2nd and 3rd teams both played well, with the 2nd XI finishing 1-0 winners, and the 3rd unlucky to be beaten 3-1.
Rugby team pick up where they left off
After going a whole season unbeaten last time round, the 1st XV got back into their stride with an entertaining 24-14 victory over Woodhouse Grove. The 2nd XV followed suit with a 39-5 triumph, as out of all our teams, only the U15A XV narrowly slipped to defeat.
Elsewhere, the 3rd XV enjoyed an emphatic 45-0 win over Ampleforth.
7 September 2017
Hockey girls off to a flying start
Following on from a successful tour in South Africa over the Summer, the 1st & 2nd XI opened the season yesterday against GSAL.
Ellie Spencer and Emilia Proctor scored, to take the 1st XI to half-time 2-0 up, but in the second half, GSAL applied pressure with an early goal. The St Peter's team's determination and superior fitness proved decisive as the half wore on, and they began to impose themselves, scoring 3 further goals (Amelia Blackburn and two for Emilia Proctor), whilst Emily McDonald made some excellent saves on her debut in goal.
The 2nd XI also enjoyed a strong start to the season with a very convincing 6-0 win.
Over the weekend, Emilia has played in the England School Games, playing for the England Red team. She scored on day 2 with the Red team taking the silver medal.