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.
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.
Inside the classroom
A Bootham education is about more than knowledge, skills and paper qualifications. Moral principles and a positive view of the world and its people play as much of a part in daily school life.
Outside the classroom
At Bootham, learning is not only confined to the classroom. Students are able to choose from a wide range of sports, after school activities and volunteering and social action opportunities.

By allowing students to pursue their individual interests, we encourage them to find their own unique talent, helping them to develop their ability and confidence.

Before & after school care
Before School Care is offered for children from 8.00am onwards.

A continental style breakfast is available in our school library between 7.30am until 8.00am each morning. This is in addition to the usual cost of Before School Care.

Health & Wellbeing
It is never too early to set children on the right path to a life of healthy eating. That is why our chef Tom is more than just someone who provides tasty, nutritious food; he and his team actively involve the children in recipe and meal design, promoting healthy eating principles along the way.
Junior School Governance
The Governing Body is known as the Governors’ Meeting.

Governors are responsible for the management of the school. They decide on its overall policy and strategy including plans for development. They are also regarded by Charity Law as the Trustees of the School and need to ensure that the School is run in accordance with its charitable objects.

News and stories
Songs of Sanctuary

Songs of Sanctuary

York City of Sanctuary put on a fabulous concert entitled Songs of Sanctuary on Monday the 2nd December, using the main hall at Bootham Senior School. Our student volunteers did a fantastic job welcoming guests to the concert, serving non - alcoholic punch, baklava,...

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Willow Pattern Play

Willow Pattern Play

Year 5 performed a retelling of the Willow Pattern story from the famous ceramic pattern on Wednesday. The children wrote the play-script, made the puppets and composed all the musical accompaniment. Quite a feat! The play forms part of our Year 5 topic of China,...

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