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St Peter’s School, York

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Year of foundation: 627
Address: Clifton, York YO30 6AB
Location: The school is situated in the heart of the historic centre of the old university city York, which was already founded by the Romans. Within a walking distance of just five minutes there are old Roman walls as well as the famous cathedral York Minster.
Campus size: 190,202 m2
Number of students: 1,081
Number of boarders:     178
Number of international students: 52
Number of students from Germany: 2
Ratio girls/boys in %: 40/60
Ratio tutors/students: Ø 1/18, in the 6th form 1/12
School type: Nursery, Junior and Senior School with 6th form (3 to 18 years)
Graduation: GCSE, A levels
Specific features: Excellent academic results: 56% of the graduates of 2012 have continued their course of education at Oxford, Cambridge or a different university of the heavily researching Russell group. Moreover St Peter’s School is one of the oldest public schools in Europe, with a history dating back to the year 627.
Accommodation: There are two boarding houses each for the older boys and girls. 25 to 44 students can be accommodated in each of them. Another boarding house is reserved for the younger boarders.. All houses have common rooms for study and recreation, a common kitchen and Wi-fi internet. The younger students are accommodated in double and three-bed rooms, while the older students stay in single and double rooms.
Foreign languages: German, French, Spanish, Latin, classical Greek
Elective subjects: Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh Award, design und technology, drama and theatre, English literature, politics, economy etc.
Facilities/offers: music school, recording studio, choir, diverse orchestra groups and bands, school of arts, school library, computer lab with CAD/CAM software, exhibition room, drama group, science group, debating society, chess club, sports fields, three large sports centres, indoor swimming pool, fitness room, climbing wall, cooking classes
Range of sports: Football, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, basketball, athletics, swimming, rowing, fencing, tennis, badminton, squash, mountainbiking, cross country, climbing, trampolining, golf
Fee: 8,770 £ per term bzw. 26,310 £ per school year for all students aged between 13 and 18 years
School prospectus as a pdf-file  
Students‘ testimonials as a pdf-file  
Link to the school website: http://www.st-peters.york.sch.uk/
  • Front view of St Peter's School
  • Entrance of the library of St Peter's School
  • Students of St Peter's School
  • Students of St Peter's School
  • Schoolboys of St Peter's School
  • Student of St Peter's School with teacher
  • School choir of St Peter's School
  • Schoolgirls of St Peter's School in the school's music studio
  • Theatre performance at St Peter's School
  • Schoolboys of St Peter's School
  • Schoolboy of St Peter's School during the handwork lessons
  • Schoolboys of St Peter's School when doing handicrafts