Open Days

30th September 2020 – Sixth Form
3rd October 2020 – 11-16
10th October 2020 – 2-11

Open Days 16+

History of the School 

St Peter’s School, York, is the fourth oldest school in the world with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18.

St Peter’s School was founded by St Paulinus of York in 627AD, in the same year and on the same site as York Minster. The school moved to its current site on the banks of the River Ouse in 1844 but maintains its close connection with York Minster. School services are held in the Minster each year and St Peter’s will become the choir school for York Minster’s choristers from September 2020.

Although St Peter’s School is just a 5-minute walk from the historic centre of York, pupils benefit from a 47-acre green campus which gives them plenty of space to learn, grow and thrive.

Famous alumni include Guy Fawkes, confectioner Sir Joseph Terry, presenter Katherine Downes, cricketer Johnny Bairstow and actors Greg Wise and Fleur Keith.

Sports played

There is no doubt that sport is a way of life at St Peter’s. It’s all about participation and everyone finds something they really love doing, at a level which is right for them.

Whether it is one of our core sports of hockey, rugby, netball, cricket or tennis, or one of the myriad other sport and fitness opportunities available, St Peter’s strives for all pupils to lead active and healthy lives.

There is no shortage of facilities. With 47 acres of land, we have plenty of space for sports pitches, a fully equipped gym including the strength and conditioning suite, a modern indoor swimming pool and sports hall. Teachers and sports coaches provide the encouragement and support to get the best out of every pupil. This has led to national success across all of our main sports in recent years.

With the River Ouse on our doorstep, rowing has long been part of life at St Peter’s and in 2020 we opened our brand new £1.2 million boathouse. Sports and activities including rowing, yoga, Pilates, football, badminton, cross country, water polo and numerous others means that there really is something for everyone.

More Information

Details of scholarships and bursaries

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

Please contact the Admissions Officer, Mrs Gillian Bland – 

Details of fees 

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.


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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