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St Peter's school boasts a long distinguished history as one of Doncaster's earliest schools.

Its origins date back to the establishment of a Catholic Mission in Doncaster during the mid 1830's and the early efforts of St Peter's Parish to provide for the social, spiritual and educational needs of local children.

The first official record of the school came with its move from Princes Street and the opening of a new 'Voluntary Aided School' at Portland Place in 1869. Therefore serious local social concerns prompted the Sisters of Mercy to take a leading role in the work of the school. This was maintained as the school moved to a new site at Lord Street in 1910 and to its current site on Sandy Lane in 1970.