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.
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.
The Peterborough School Nursery is set in a superb house within the extensive grounds of The Peterborough School. The Nursery is expanding in Autumn 2023.
Small class sizes and a caring ethos means we get to know each child very well.
Pupils aged 11 to 16, embracing key stages 3 and 4 through our tailored approach to learning.
Year 12 and 13 students are supported throughout their A Levels, and our small size helps us give dedicated support for each student's journey after School too.
Here is what's been happening and what's coming up at The Peterborough School.
- Friday 24th November
Book Buzz 2023
Book Buzz Breakfast is a wonderful event in the school calendar in the English and Library departments where the Year 7s receive a free book given by Book Trust, a national organisation to promote reading in young people.
- Friday 10th November
Remembrance Service 2023
On Friday the 10th November, pupils from the Upper Prep and Senior School gathered around the Front Lawn Flag Pole for our Remembrance Day Service, to pay tribute to those who fought bravely serving their country.
- Monday 16th October
Ben Smith joins us for Speech Day 2023
The Peterborough School were delighted to welcome Ben Smith, 401 Challenge Founder, to join us for our annual Speech Day and Prize giving on 13th October 2023. Ben spoke to our Senior and Prep students, delivering age-appropriate, yet equally inspiring and engaging assemblies. To all studen...
- Monday 16th October
Headmaster's Annual Review - Academic Year 2022-2023 Delivered at Speech Day, Peterborough Cathedral
- Wednesday 11th October
Year 3 - Burghley House Tudor Visit
On Tuesday, Year Three visited Burghley House in Stamford.
- Monday 9th October
Chapel Choir Voices of Woodard Weekend
Last weekend, 15 intrepid members of our Chapel Choir set off with Mr Brain and Mrs Mason for The Voices of Woodard Weekend hosted by Ellesmere College and led by the Senior Provost, Revd Justin White.
- Wednesday 4th October
Harvest Festival Celebration
Earlier this week, the Prep School held our annual Harvest Festival.
- Tuesday 26th September
European Day of Languages 2023
On Tuesday, the 26th of September, the students celebrated European Day of Languages in a very special way!
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
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