Clifton Pre-preparatory School

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Clifton Pre-preparatory School (Junior to St Peter's)
Motto Super Antiquas Vias
Established 627
Type Independent school with boarding
Head Phil Hardy
Founder St. Paulinus of York
Location Clifton Prep School
North Yorkshire
YO30 6AB
England Coordinates: 53°40′33″N 1°03′12″W / 53.6758°N 1.0532°W / 53.6758; -1.0532
Local authority York
Students c. 600
Gender Co-educational
Ages 3–18
Colours Blue and Gold
Website St. Peter's School, York

Clifton Pre-preparatory School (often called Clifton Prep) is the pre-preparatory school to St Peter's School, a co-educational independent boarding and day school located in the English City of York, with extensive grounds on the banks of the River Ouse. Founded by St Paulinus of York in 627, it is one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom.


The main senior school, St Peter's was founded in the English City of York by St Paulinus of York in the year 627.


The school offers a continuity of education from the Clifton Pre-preparatory School (ages 3–8), to St Olave's School (ages 8–13) and through to St Peter's School (ages 13–18) where there is also a successful Sixth Form.


Clifton Prep is located on the Upper Campus of the school, next door to the senior school which runs along the main road of Bootham in the centre of York. The school campus itself stretches right down to the banks of the River Ouse.


The head of Clifton Prep is Phil Hardy.