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 at The Peterborough School.
- Wednesday 21st February
As February celebrates LGBTQ+ history month, we decided to mount a display in the Senior Library of all the resources we have to celebrate this month.
- Tuesday 20th February
Peer Mentors & Mental Health First Responders
Sixth Form students have recently completed an in-house Mental Health First Responder training course in PSHE lessons.
- Monday 19th February
Reception Classroom Refurbishment!
At The Peterborough School, we continue to evolve and invest in facilities year after year.
- Friday 9th February
Music Festival Finals 2024
On Friday, 9th March 2024, students and parents gathered in the Hall to watch the live Finals of the TPS Music Festival.
- Thursday 8th February
Scholars Lunchtime Lecture
On Thursday 8th February the Academic and Woodard Scholars attended a Scholarship Lunchtime Lecture in the front Reception Room.
- Thursday 21st December
Sestriere 2023 - Ski Trip!
After a hearty lunch to keep us going, 82 students and 10 staff were ready to leave Peterborough for the ski slopes of Sestriere, location of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics Ski competitions.
- Thursday 7th December
Christmas Caroling with the Preparatory Choir
The Preparatory School Choir sing at Peterborough Railway Station and Cathedral Green Court
- Wednesday 6th December
Santa's SMile 2023
Our festive celebrations continued with a particular favourite, Santa's SMile Charity Run!
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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