In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, we have implemented a strict visitor policy to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the whole school community. 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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Why choose us?

St Peter's 2-8

Why choose us?

Children at Clifton School and Nursery

St Peter's 2-8 is an award-winning school and nursery at the heart of York, and one of the best prep / pre-prep schools in the country. 

In February 2018, we were declared the Prep/Pre-Prep School of the Year in the TES National Awards.

Judges were impressed with how the school embedded the values of compassion, trust, humility, hope, wisdom, endurance and friendship.

The school’s approach is a synthesis of learning theories from around the world. St Peter's 2-8 is becoming a “beacon”, in the words of one judge, with many state and independent schools visiting to learn more. 

Innovative teaching, an outstanding learning environment and endless opportunities for adventure and discovery make St Peter's School a truly exceptional place for your child to begin their education.

St Peter’s School, the fourth oldest in the world, benefits from an excellent educational heritage, a valuable sense of community, and a location which offers both natural wonder and an awe-inspiring city, right on our doorstep.

If you think St Peter's might be the right school for you, we’d be delighted to show you around our excellent facilities and the magnificent 2-18 campus – please do get in touch to arrange a visit

If you’re ready to apply, please complete our online application form

Read our ISI Inspection Report, which found our provision in all four areas of EYFS outstanding.

St Peter's 2-8 is a full member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).

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