Why Choose The Foundation Course
Some international students need an extra year of study before starting their A level course. This allows them to improve their English Language skills before starting on these very important examinations. The Bootham School A Level Foundation Course allows international students to develop the skills they need to be successful in their A Level studies and future academic careers.
The programme includes academic, social, cultural and physical activities to broaden learning including: • Comprehensive Cultural Programme to enrich the understanding of the English language and British culture. • A varied curriculum including Music, Drama and Art, Business or Economics • Physical Education • Study Skills • Personalised Support
Boarding at Bootham
Bootham School is a top UK boarding school in the beautiful and historic City of York. Our international students come from a wide range of countries and make up a friendly and welcoming community. Many of our international students join us at age 11 and stay at Bootham until going to one of the top UK universities. Other students join us at sixth form to study for A Levels, and to benefit from all the opportunities a British boarding school education can provide.
Studying in York
Bootham School is situated in the beautiful and historic city of York. Rich in ancient history; renowned for its exquisite architecture; a national and regional centre for artistic and intellectual life: York is a flourishing city.
It benefits from direct rail links of around two hours from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. Whilst Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds/Bradford airports are within easy reach and the ports of Hull and Newcastle are both within a two-hour drive. It is ideally positioned in the heart of the country close to stunning national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Founded by the Romans, York in the twenty first century is home to two thriving universities and leading service industries.
Regular lively arts, seasonal and academic festivals enliven the city; there’s always something going on!
A message from the Head
"Bootham offers excellent, knowledgable and passionate teachers in a caring and supportive environment. "
Chris Jeffery, Head
The Purpose of a Bootham Education
Bootham is a Quaker School. Its purpose is to liberate its young people, equipping them to flourish as adults and to live adventurous lives that will serve to create a better world.
News and stories
Calling all musicians whether students, staff or parents to take part in a musical extravaganza on Thursday the 14th March to raise money for the charity - The Dragonfly Schools Foundation. All abilities and all musical genres welcome. The timing will be 7 - 9.30pm in...read more
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