St Olave's School, York

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St Olave's School (Junior to St Peter's)
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Motto Super Antiquas Vias
Established 1876[1]
Type Preparatory day and boarding
Headmaster Andy Falconer
Founder Henry Andrew Wilson[1]
Location York
North Yorkshire
YO30 6AB
53°57′52″N 1°05′37″W / 53.964549°N 1.093492°W / 53.964549; -1.093492Coordinates: 53°57′52″N 1°05′37″W / 53.964549°N 1.093492°W / 53.964549; -1.093492
Local authority City of York Council
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. It was founded by Reverend Henry Andrew Wilson in 1867 and named after its original site of St Olave’s House in Marygate. The school was acquired by St Peter's in 1901.[1]


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,[2], he is also on the University of York's Department if Archaeology Advisory Board.[3]

Community Engagement[edit]

St Olave's hosts York Town Jitsu Club[4], a member of The Jitsu Foundation.[5]


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