Founded in AD627, St Peter’s is the fourth oldest school in the world with a
strong tradition of providing outstanding educational opportunities for its
Proudly located on a 47-acre riverside campus just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of York,
St Peter’s is an over-subscribed co-educational, day and boarding school with over 1200 pupils
aged 2 to 18, which achieves outstanding examination results alongside an extensive cocurricular programme.
The school was named TES Independent School of the Year for 2021, as well as Pre-Prep School of the Year for a second time having previously won the award in 2018.
St Peter’s sits at the heart of the community in York and Yorkshire with extensive links and
connections. We are a key member of the York Independent State Schools Partnership,
nationally regarded as a leader in the field, and host a variety of other events in partnership
with the University of York and the York Literature Festival, alongside our own public lecture
series. Plans for the future include increasing the number of pupils receiving assistance with
fees and working even more closely with the City of York Council and local schools.