Junior School 3-11
Our children are encouraged to be adventurous and challenging in their search for truth and to enjoy learning for its own sake.
Senior School 11-18
Our students develop into genuinely good people possessing both the courage and confidence to speak up, and to work to build a better world.
Old Scholars & Friends
Our Old Scholars and friends are at the heart of the vibrant Bootham community. Their shared memories and life experiences enrich and inspire the current, and future, life of the school.
Bootham School is all about getting the very best – intellectually, personally, spiritually – from the young people it is privileged to care for, and setting them on a road of lifelong flourishing and fulfillment, to the benefit of society as well as themselves. It is a lovely, unique and successful school, with an atmosphere all of its own. So much of this arises from Bootham’s Quaker heritage, which provides the ethos, environment and framework of enduring values, practices and approaches that underpin an education which fully addresses the real needs of modern young people, and makes ours such a happy and thriving community.
Bootham Quaker Ethos
The values of the Society of Friends have been at the heart of Bootham School since it was founded in 1823. The purpose of Bootham’s Quaker Education is to liberate and equip its young people to flourish as adults and to live adventurous lives that will serve to create a better world.
News and stories
Over 250,000 students from more than 3,000 schools across the UK competed in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Students had one hour to answer 25 questions. High scores were awarded certificates to recognise their success, with the top scorers invited to...read more
Junior School student Zac Edwards and his horse Steady Neddy competed in the NSEA Arena Eventing for the school in the 70cm and 80cm class. Zac came 5th out of 30 competitors in the 70cm class, narrowly missing out on a national qualification spot by one...read more
Football The 1st XI finished their fantastic season off on Wednesday with another superb win against Birkdale School from Sheffield. The opposition defended well throughout the match, however Bootham kept moving the ball really well to eventually break the team down....read more