At St Peter’s, we understand that a number of pupils may benefit from extra help with their studies. This is especially so if they have been assessed as having a specific learning need, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, or if they have been diagnosed with ADHD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
The Head of Learning Support is a qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and the department also has a ‘specialist teacher’ who is a qualified assessor.
Support is provided at a level appropriate to the individual. If and when required, pupils receive extra tuition from their subject teacher, or more specialist group or one-to-one help from the SENCO.
Pupils with a diagnosed learning difficulty may be eligible for an Access Arrangement, which allows for extra time, reader, or other help with internal or public examinations. Learning Support collects evidence on behalf of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to support such applications.
Scholarships at St Peter’s are honorary and recognise academic excellence and achievement.
A number of scholarships are awarded at age 13, tenable for three years, and at age 16, tenable for two years.
The change from monetary scholarship awards to honorary ones means the monies previously used for scholarships are now going towards means-tested fee assistance.
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. Your details will only be known by the very small team that processes and assesses your application, and awards of fee assistance / bursaries are kept confidential throughout a child’s time with us.
Life has never been so full of opportunities, with challenge and change ever-present and our aim is to develop confident, rounded young men and women who make the most of their abilities in preparation for a successful, fulfilled life.
The achievement of academic potential is central, but an education based only on qualifications is limited and, frankly, rather dull. We offer a huge range of sporting, artistic and cultural opportunities because we want our pupils to establish interests that stay with them for life, as well as learning the skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world. There is something for everyone at St Peter’s with high levels of participation offering opportunity for the specialist as well as the all-rounder.
Peterites are confident but also grounded and it is their enthusiasm that brings a great sense of fun to each School day. This is a School where all are cared for as individuals and where links between home and school are a source of pride and this continues long after school days are over through our active alumni organisation, the Old Peterites.
We offer co-education from 2 to 18 and our three-school structure enables us to give a tailor-made experience for each age group while giving access to the facilities of the whole school and a strong sense of belonging. Situated just minutes from the heart of York, one of the nation’s greatest and most beautiful cities, there is a strong sense of being part of a modern, dynamic community where we walk, as our motto says, ‘over ancient ways’.
Do come and visit – you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Jeremy Walker, Head Master