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
Image of Bootham Student Rob Davidson with other ISSP school contributors. Rob Davidson, Alex Johnson and Lewis Kilbride, as part of York ISSP, were chosen, as one of only four schools / school groups across the country, to receive an award for Outstanding...read more
Fake News Results We can reveal, following up the last newsletter item entitled Fake News, that Study B—suggesting that an over- abundance of toys can stifle toddler creativity—was real (and it wasn't really by Cassandra Balder, but actually by Dauch et al.). Study...read more
Oxfam were so impressed with Bootham's pop-up shop model that they have used it as a template to encourage other schools to do the same. See just how Liz Brown and WAG run the annual event...read more