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The Peterborough School is a co-educational, selective independent day school from Nursery to Sixth Form

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The School and Nursery enjoy beautiful, extensive grounds on one leafy campus close to the heart of Peterborough.

The Peterborough School is a member of the Woodard group of schools, which is the largest collection of Church of England schools in England and Wales and one of the principal educational charities in the UK.

Founded in 1895, and formerly known as Westwood House and Peterborough High School, it is a day school educating young people in a caring community. The campus is situated in 11 acres of beautiful grounds close to the city centre and pupils, staff and parents enjoy its safe environment.

Since September 2010 boys have been admitted into the Senior School and Sixth Form, as well as the Preparatory School, making us fully co-educational. 


Our Aim

The aim of the School is to unlock the potential of each and every child. It will develop Family, Ambition, Character and Excellence Values in a stimulating environment and will enable pupils to achieve success in an ever-changing world, from Nursery to Sixth Form and beyond.

There are many wonderful aspects to an education at The Peterborough School and students will enjoy numerous experiences and activities which cover many different areas, both within the School timetable and outside it, either at School or as a member of outside organisations.

The aims of the School are to develop, nurture and enable pupils to achieve across four particular areas and we believe that experiencing and gaining recognition in all these areas will provide them with a truly all-round education.

  • Family
  • Ambition
  • Character
  • Excellence


Have a look at the first of our videos and see what Your Story at The Peterborough School could be

Welcome to the Nursery & Preparatory School

Welcome to the Senior School

Welcome to the Sixth Form

Mrs Greenfield's Story

Araoluwa’s story

Brandon's Story

Jordan's Story

Forthcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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