As the entry process for this September draws to a close, it’s fascinating to review the new pupils joining us, and reflect on the diversity of backgrounds and locations from which we draw pupils. St Olave’s and St Peter’s attract pupils from all over the UK, with enquiries coming in from families as far afield as Scotland and the South West of England.
Often, families have a link to the area. Even without this, though, York is an attractive place to board. The city itself is a fascinating place to grow up: Viking and Roman history are layered upon each other wherever you turn. The city centre is a safe place for exploring, and with its compact, historic streets and a multitude of attractions, it offers variety and stimulation for youngsters of all ages. The city itself is home to the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum, York Minster, York’s Chocolate Story and an incredible range of museums and galleries. The county of Yorkshire encompasses some of the most beautiful and varied countryside in the UK, an ideal backdrop for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and endless school activities.
The city of York is also highly accessible – London is less than two hours away by train, as is Manchester International Airport. The city itself is on the East Coast main line, and within easy reach of the A1(M) motorway.
As we prepare to welcome pupils to induction days over the coming term, we look forward to seeing them and their families start to get to know the city that will provide a backdrop for their time at school. In choosing York, they have chosen an inspiring location in which to learn and grow.
Marketing & Communications Director
St Olave’s School and St Peter’s School, York