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A surprising amount of outdoor space; you’d never guess it is so close to the city. Nearest to the school is the hallowed ground of the first XV rugby pitch, but there are plenty of others beyond...boasts 20 international rowers in the last eight years. Hockey, rowing and netball are the most popular girls' sports but tennis, athletics, squash, swimming and usual suspects on offer for all. Generally put best coaches with best teams but...

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St Peters School is one of the oldest in Europe, with a long and distinguished history extending back to 627 AD. St Peters is a wonderful place for young people to grow and develop. Set on a verdant 47 acre site, with playing fields stretching down to the river, the school is still just a few minutes walk from the lively, historic centre of York. A forward-looking school with an inspiring curriculum.

The city of York has some of the richest history in the UK. Located in the heart of the city, St Peters is easily accessed by road, rail and air. London and Manchester Airport are just two hours away by train, and the School is ten minutes from York station. We provide transport to Leeds/Bradford International Airport, less than an hour away.
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Head Master

Since 2010, Leo Winkley MA MEd (40s), previously managing head at Bedales. Read theology at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Taught at Ardingly College and The Cheltenham Ladies' College as head of religious studies. Still teaches religious studies and contributes to the global perspectives programme for sixth form: he enjoys teaching - ‘it keeps you honest’. A keen runner and follower of sport. Married to medical oncologist Jules; they have three young children. Committed to the breadth and all-round nature of independent education as lessons for life - says 'school should be serious fun’, currently encouraging all parties to ‘think big’. Pupils tell us he has ‘smartened things up a bit and increased pupil involvement’, parents say he is a ‘fine chap’ and has ‘got the bit between his teeth’. You get a very...

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Special Education Needs

SEN provision is adapted to suit the individual and 3 specialist part-time staff work with individuals as required and may recommend external specialist assessment or support. Ten per cent or so of each year group have an SLD Selection. School has selective entry from the Pre-prep at aged four and upwards. Continuous assessment through the junior school to the senior school is usual. With very few overseas pupils there is no formalised additional English but this can be arranged if required. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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