The Minster School, York

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The Minster School
TheMinsterSchoolYork.jpg
Established 1903,[1] but traces its origins back to 627[2]
Type Independent preparatory day school
Choral foundation school
Religion Church of England
Headmaster Alex Donaldson[3]
Founder Paulinus of York[2]
Location Deangate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7JA
England
53°57′42″N 1°04′51″W / 53.961716°N 1.080791°W / 53.961716; -1.080791Coordinates: 53°57′42″N 1°04′51″W / 53.961716°N 1.080791°W / 53.961716; -1.080791
DfE URN 121731 Tables
Students 157[3]
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–13[3]
Website www.minsterschoolyork.co.uk

The Minster School, York is an independent preparatory school[4] for children aged 3–13 in York, England. It was founded to educate choristers at York Minster and continues to do so,[5] although no longer exclusively.

History[edit]

The school traces its origins to a 'song school' founded in 627 by Paulinus of York, the first Archbishop of York[2][6] however the current school was re-founded in 1903.[2] The Minster School has a strong focus on music, and of the 180 children, 40 are choristers at York Minster.[6]

Buildings used by the school have been awarded listed status, among them the school house built 1830–1833,[7] two houses dating back to 1837,[8] and a Georgian building of 1755.[9]

The school buildings were used to depict the House of Lords in the 2016 series Victoria.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roden, John (2005). The Minster School, York: A Centenary History 1903-2004. York: Sacram Publishing. p. 1. ISBN 0-9535775-1-1. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Minster School: Standard Inspection" (PDF). Independent Schools Inspectorate. 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Minster School". Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Prest, Victoria (12 January 2016). "Minster School plans expansion into neighbouring building". The Press. York. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "York Minster recruiting boy choristers". Minster FM. York. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "History". The Minster School. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Historic England (14 June 1954). "Minster Song School (Part), York (1257229)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Historic England (14 June 1954). "Minster Song School (Part), York (1257259)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Historic England (14 June 1954). "Minster Song School (Part), York (1257261)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Liptrot, Kate (27 August 2016). "York and Jenna Coleman star in ITV's Victoria". The Press. York. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

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