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St Peter’s School York | Boarding school for boys & girls 10 – 18
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St Peter’s School is a co-educational boarding school in England. St Olave’s, the junior school, accepts boarders from age 10, and the senior school of St Peter’s accommodates full boarding for pupils age 13 – 18.
St Peter’s School is a co-educational boarding school in England. St Olave’s, the junior school, accepts boarders from age 10, and the senior school of St Peter’s accommodates full boarding for pupils age 13 – 18.
Located on the edge of the historic city of York in 47 acres of woodland, this prestigious British school provides its students a stellar education as well as personal care and access to top-class sports, drama, arts and science facilities.

St Peter’s has roots as far back as 627 AD, and combines its historic tradition with innovative and dynamic teaching.

The school boasts outstanding academic results: almost a third of GCSE pupils achieved straight A*/A grades in 2012, while 87% of Sixth Form students achieved grades A*-B, and the school achieved a record of 25% A* pass rate.

With these fantastic results on their record, students go on to study at world-ranked institutions that include Harvard and Oxbridge. The combination of hands-on teaching and a full curriculum contribute to well-rounded learning.

Students in the sixth form in particular are able to have much closer relationships to professors, and are encouraged to develop intellectual curiosity around their subjects.

This prepares them for University study, and the school welcomes new students on board for these crucial last two years of education.

There is plenty of time for development outside of the classroom. As Head Master Leo Winkley himself puts it “School should be serious fun”, and St Peter’s is committed to allowing pupils to explore a varied range of interests.

Students are expected to participate in a required minimum number of extra-curricular activities, which cover everything from sports to drama and cadet camp.

When they aren’t absorbed in their studies, playing in the school orchestra or making the most of the schools ample art and science facilities, students relax with friends in their boarding house common room.

There are ten houses in total, and these provide the base for both boarding and day pupils. In-house tutors monitor each student’s progress and wellbeing, whilst house parents create a fun and welcoming environment.

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Summary

Tuition

  • Day Tuition

    £8,781 - £14,286 per annum

  • Boarding Tuition

    £6480 - £8395 per term

  • Scholarships

    Music / Performing Arts / Some means-tested bursaries are available

Academics

  • A-Level pass rate

    83% at A*-B

  • Oxbridge entrance

    6% of pupils in 2013

  • Russell group entrance

    47% of pupils in 2013

  • University entrance

    82% of pupils in 2013

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment

    1093

  • Setting

    Urban

  • Teacher - student ratio

    1:10

  • Average class size

    20

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    A-Level / GCSE

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Rugby / Hockey / Football / Swimming / Tennis / Volleyball / Basketball / Cricket / Netball / Rowing / Water Polo / Theatre / Art / Music / Volleyball / Chess / Debating society / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Film Club / Badminton / Athletics / Cross-country / Weight training / Shooting / Squash / Choirs / Orchestra

Languages

  • Main language

    English

  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Latin / ESL / EAL / French

Pupils

  • Girls

    Yes

  • Boys

    Yes

  • Age of entry

    3 +

  • Age of entry to boarding houses

    10+

University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Yes - Oxbridge / Yes - UK universities / Yes - US universities / UCAS Preparation / Careers guidance

  • University counselling

    Yes

Boarding

  • Full boarding

    Yes

  • Day pupils

    Yes

  • Flexi-boarding

    Yes

  • Weekly boarding

    Yes

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