Peterhouse Boys School

Peterhouse Boys School

Peterhouse Boys School

Peterhouse Boys School is part of the Peterhouse group of schools which also consists of, Peterhouse Girls, Springvale House Preparatory School and Peterhouse Nursery school.  Peterhouse is widely regarded as Zimbabwe’s top independent boarding school and one of the premier independent schools in Southern Africa.

Peterhouse Boys, founded in 1955, caters for approximately 450 boys from Form 1 to 6th Form, all of whom are full-boarders.

The Peterhouse schools are situated on two estates on either side of the main road between Harare and Mutare just outside Marondera and share two conservation areas, Calderwood Park and Gosho Park. The Group is unique in Zimbabwe as it caters for children all the way through from pre-school to tertiary education level making it a truly special entity.

The schools form a caring, friendly and dedicated community for the growth and development of its pupils.

In sports, the school competes against Prince Edward School, St. John's College, Allan Wilson, St. George's College, Oriel Boys' High, Churchill Boys High and Cranborne High.

The school is an ICDL center offering certification to its students.

Peterhouse Boys School Pass Rate

The school attained the following results in the 2020 exams:
99% pass rate at A-Level
96% pass rate at AS Level.

In the Cambridge 2019 exams the overall pass rate at Peterhouse Boys was 91.7% with an A* to B grade rate of 65.6% – the best results for many years.

Peterhouse Boys School fees

Peterhouse is an elite school and the fees are on the high end. The last known fees charged by the school were US$4,350.00.

Peterhouse Boys SchoolPeterhouse Boys School Admission

Download the Peterhouse Boys Application Form here

Form 1 Admission into Form 1 at Peterhouse Boys is dependent upon the following:

i. Satisfactory performance in the CHISZ Common Entrance examination (written on the first Saturday in July of the applicant’s Grade 7 year); and
ii. A satisfactory report from the Head of the applicant’s junior school.

Parents of Form 1 applicants are encouraged to register their son with Peterhouse as he enters Grade 6. The deadline for applications is 30 April in the applicant’s Grade 7 year.


Form 2, 3 and 4 Admission into Forms 2, 3 or 4 is dependent upon:

i. Satisfactory performance in any relevant exams (e.g. Common Entrance or internal school exams); and
ii. A satisfactory report from the Head of the applicant’s current school.

Form 5 (Lower 6th) and Form 6 (Upper 6th) Admission into Form 5 or 6 is dependent upon:

i. Satisfactory performance at IGCSE/O Level; the applicant should have at least 6 B grades at IGCSE level and must have passes in English and Maths), and
ii. A satisfactory report from the Head of the applicant’s current school.


At all levels, in deciding whether or not to admit an applicant to Peterhouse consideration is also given to:

i. The applicant’s current school (preference is given to applicants who attend a CHISZ school); and
ii. Any previous connection the applicant has with Peterhouse (Sibling/Petrean).

Parents of all applicants (together with the applicant himself) are invited to visit Peterhouse for a tour of the school and to meet the Rector of Peterhouse Boys.

Peterhouse Boys school does not accept fax or email copies of the application form; please submit this original form via courier to:

The Registrar
Peterhouse Boys
82km Peg Mutare/Harare Road,

Peterhouse Boys School Contact Details

Tel: +263 (0)279-23 – 22200/1/2/3/4, 24951/2/3, 23769, 23778/9, 23780

Cell: +263 (0)77 – 213 6470/1/2, (0)73 – 343 6154, (0)71 -265 1747



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