St Peter's School York

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St Peter's School York

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

About the school

St Peter's has a reputation for academic excellence and was named The Sunday Times North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2019. Yet what really makes St Peter’s stand out is its focus on 'amazing adults', preparing pupils for successful and fulfilled lives after school. Pupils enjoy an exceptional range of sporting, music and cultural opportunities, with 80 different co-curricular activities available and 250 sports teams. A 47-acre green campus, close to the historic centre of York, offers industry-recognised sports pitches, a swimming pool and a boat house on the River Ouse. Pupils benefit from inspirational teachers, small class sizes, fantastic resources and an impressive curriculum. Boarding options (from Year 7) enable pupils to enjoy all St Peter’s has to offer, supported by a nurturing community. 85% of A-levels were at A*-B in 2019 and over 50% of leavers progress to further study at elite universities. Visit to find out more.

Key Facts

  • Day Fees: £2755 to £6235/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7190 to £11135/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Help With Fees 

We offer Help With Fees bursaries to children whose families cannot otherwise fund a place. If your child would thrive in an academic environment, with access to an outstanding programme of music, drama, sport and activities, then we’d love to hear from you. We can give you full information on the application process, and guide you through every stage.

All enquiries and applications are handled in confidence and awards of fee assistance / bursaries are kept confidential throughout a child's time with us.

Our fee awards are means-tested. We can cover between 10% and 100% of school fees, depending on your financial circumstances.

Help With Fees is usually only available to pupils entering Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form.

For further details please email our Admissions Officer Gillian Bland or visit our website:

Fees Information

St Peter's 2-8 (fees per term)

  • Nursery - £2,755 (Day)*
  • Reception, Years 1 & 2 - £2,975 (Day)
  • Year 3 - £3,190 (Day)

*Morning & afternoon options available

St Peter's 8-13 (fees per term)

  • J1 & J2 - £4,260 (Day)
  • J3 - £4,950 (Day), £7,190 (Weekly boarder), £7,990 (Full boarder), £8,595 (Non-EU boarder)
  • J4 & J5 - £5,160 (Day), £7,940 (Weekly boarder), £8,820 (Full boarder), £9,475 (Non-EU boarder)

Flexi-boarding - £49pn (St Peter’s 8-13 only)

St Peter's 13-18 (fees per term)

  • 3rd to 5th Form - £6,235 (Day), £8,930 (Part-time boarder), £10,360 (Full boarder), £11,135 (Non-EU boarder)
  • 6th Form - £6,235 (Day), £10,360 (Full boarder), £11,135 (Non-EU boarder)

Tuition fees include stationery and textbooks. Lunches are included.

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Admissions Process

Pupils may choose to join us at St Peter's 2-8, St Peter's 8-13 or St Peter’s 13-18. When you apply, our friendly admissions team will guide you through our application process. Before applying, we encourage you to join us for one of our Open Events or arrange a visit to explore the School.

Please visit our website to find out more about our forthcoming Open Events:

St Peter's 2-8

Most children will join us at 2 or 3 years old in the Nursery, or age 4, for Reception. Spaces are also available every year in Year 3 at age 7. It is also possible to join at other year groups if places are available. Ideally, you should contact us at least a year in advance, but we welcome enquiries throughout the academic year.

If you’d like to visit us one more time before you apply, please do! We encourage you to visit as much as you like so you can get to know us and be confident in your decision. To arrange a visit, or to find out more about the Admissions Process, please contact Mrs Caroline Fattorini (PA to the Head) on 01904 527372, or

More information is also available on our website:

St Peter's 8-13

The standard points of entry for St Peter's 8-13 are at ages 8, 10 and 11, (Year 4, Year 6 and Year 7) by which it is meant that girls and boys should have passed their 8th, 10th or 11th birthday before 1 September in the year of starting. Each year we are usually able to offer up to six Year 4 places, ten Year 6 places and eighteen Year 7 places.

Occasionally places are available at age 9 and 12 and can be considered on request. The school welcomes a discussion where your child’s birth date falls outside the recommended dates. The majority of our places are offered at the end of January. Applicants applying after this time may well find that there are only Waiting List places available.

To arrange a visit, or to find out more about the Admissions Process, please contact Miss Sara Bath (Master’s PA) on 01904 527391 or email

Further details are also available on our website:

St Peter's 13-18

Most children joining the Senior School will join at age 13 in the Third Form, or age 16, for the Lower Sixth. If spaces are available, it is also possible to join the Fourth Form at age 14 at the beginning of the two-year GCSE programme. 

St Peter’s 13-18 is oversubscribed. You should aim to apply at least a year in advance, and certainly by 31 December, wherever possible. We are very happy to supply all the advice and guidance you may need during the admissions process, and we would encourage you to visit us and ask as many questions as possible to ensure you have all the information you need to choose the right school for your child.

We also offer means-tested Help with Fees bursaries for children entering Year 7, Year 9 or Sixth Form, and you can enquire about this process when you apply. 

For advice on all aspects of the Admission and Bursary process, contact Mrs Gillian Bland on 01904 527 305, or by email at

For more information about the Application Process, Entrance Exams, or to download an Application Form, please visit our website:

Finding out more

Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6AB
01904 527300
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Key Facts

  • Day Fees: £2755 to £6235/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7190 to £11135/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events