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What the experts are saying

St Peter's 2-8

What the experts are saying

Boy at Clifton School and Nursery

In April 2021, St Peter's 2-8 was declared the Pre-prep School of the Year at the Tes Independent School Awards, confirming its position as one of the best independent pre-prep schools in the country. 

Judges praised the school's "outstanding innovative and broad curriculum, which encourages curiosity in an ever-changing world." They were also impressed by the school's commitment to pupils' wellbeing and personal growth.

St Peter's 2-8 also won the Pre-prep/ Prep School of the Year Award at the Tes Independent School Awards 2018. Judges applauded the school’s “innovation, imagination and efforts to develop children in ways that go beyond league tables.”

What will your child grow up to be?

Every parent wants their child to leave primary school ready for the world, with the confidence they need to take on new opportunities. But in rapidly shifting societies and workplaces, more than traditional skills will be needed for success and happiness in the future. St Peter's is winning national plaudits by taking a new approach to education which does away with rules and a traditional curriculum

Values or rules?

Four ‘Learning Superheroes’ teach children what it means to be reflective, collaborative, resourceful and resilient: skills which set up little learners for great things.

St Peter's 2-8 is built on values rather than rules. Children learn to think about what it means to act with purpose and consistency and make their own decisions.

What is thematic learning?

Thematic learning gives each class a new, exciting text or theme every term. Youngsters can’t wait for the first day of term to find out what their focus will be – a Dickens novel, a crime scene, a children’s classic text or film. Throughout the term teachers let children’s curiosity lead the way, as together they raise questions inspired by the theme (How do kites fly? How do bats see in the dark?) and use maths, writing, research and artistic skills to answer them.

Make up your own mind?

Now parents and families are being invited to attend an Open Day in October. Join us to find out why St Peter's 2-8, York, is an award-winning school and nursery, and one of the best pre-prep schools in the country. 

Find out more here.

Something enormously exciting is happening here - we can completely understand why St Peter's 2-8 has a national reputation...These happy, very engaged, active children are extremely fortunate to start their school life here.

Good Schools GuideView St Peter's 2-8 (formerly Clifton School and Nursery) on The Good Schools Guide.