Our children are encouraged to be adventurous and challenging in their search for truth, engage in the process of learning, enjoy learning for its own sake and continue learning after they leave school.
They will be helped to become independent learners. We offer a curriculum which stimulates different styles of learning, affording children a range of experiences through which they can reach their potential.
Comments below are from the Independent Schools Inspectorate report on Bootham School, January 2014
"Throughout the school, including in the EYFS and the sixth form, the curriculum provides the breadth and challenge needed to develop the adventurous and life-long learners the school aims to produce. Across the school teachers know their pupils extremely well. Teaching for all ages is characterised by extremely warm and supportive relationships which are highly effective in motivating pupils to want to learn and make progress.
Throughout the school, the quality of pastoral support and guidance for pupils fully supports the school's aims and exemplifies the Quaker values central to the overall pastoral focus. Staff in all parts of the school know their pupils especially well. Relationships between staff and pupils and amongst pupils themselves are highly positive, and show an extremely high level of mutual support and respect. In the EYFS, the calm and welcoming atmosphere created by staff ensures that children new to the setting are quick to settle and form trusting and secure attachments to their teachers."
Bootham Junior School, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 6NP