St Olave's School, York

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St Olave's School (Junior to St Peter's)
Motto Super Antiquas Vias
Established 627
Type Preparatory day and boarding
Headmaster Andy Falconer
Founder St. Paulinus of York
Location York
North Yorkshire
YO30 6AB
Coordinates: 53°40′33″N 1°03′12″W / 53.6758°N 1.0532°W / 53.6758; -1.0532
Local authority City of York Council
DfE number 816/6002
Students c. 600
Gender Co-educational
Ages 7–13
Houses Wentworth (co-ed boarding)
Ainsty(day house)
Alcuin (day house)
Elmet(day house)
Fairfax (day house)
York (day house)
Colours Blue and White
Website St Olave's

St Olave's School is the junior 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.


St Olave's is located on the Lower Campus of the School, closer to the banks of the River Ouse than the senior school which runs along the main road of Bootham in the centre of York.


The head of St Olave's is referred to as the school Master, whilst the head of senior school St Peter's is referred to as the Head Master.

The Master of St Olave's is Andy Falconer.

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