Ian Small 1943 – 2018

It is with great sadness yesterday that we received the news of the death of Ian Small, Headmaster of Bootham School from 1988-2004, following a short illness. The love, thoughts and prayers of our community are extended to his friends on the staff, former students...
Mek Ah Step

Mek Ah Step

Creative arts and social action On Tuesday 9 October, we were pleased to welcome Maddy Leftwich (Old Scholar 2008), and Haylee Venus the founder of a theatre company called Mek Ah Step, into school.  Maddy and Haylee are now involved in a joint initiative...
Gemma Abi Hayward

Sister Act!

Old Scholar Gemma Hayward, who is currently taking a year out of medicine to study a global health MSc at the university of Maastricht in the Netherlands, let us know that she’d had her first paper accepted by the scientific publication PLOS. The article...

Time to Shine

This month saw the re-installation of the sun dial kindly donated by the Richardson family back in 1908.  The sun dial stood on the Masters lawn, however when the tennis courts were extended in 2014, it unfortunately became homeless.  So it is lovely to...

Muraltastic! Trompe L’oeil

Harriet Ennis and Harriet Wood (Bootham Head of Psychology and Bootham Old Scholar respectively) collaborated to deliver masterclasses in Psychology and Mural Art for York ISSP’s new Primary Schools’ project. The two Harriets met in the recital room over a...

Old Scholars London reunion

Another fantastic London reunion at The Antelope this past Thursday (14th June).  A fantastic turnout and so great to catch up with everyone.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Our next reunion is at Bootham on Thursday 13th December, Fellows &...

Old Scholars May Reunion

It was lovely to see so many familiar faces, and some new, at the Old Scholar's reunion in May.  Thank you to everyone who came to support us and we hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did.
James Thistlethwaite

James Thistlethwaite ‘Summer of Color’

Old Scholar James Thistlethwaite takes on a 26ft installation of his art at Laguna Beach, California, as part of Seven-Degrees 'Summer of Colour' season.  A one-night only event that featured participating artists from Summer of Color, the event was an...
Wearing blue for Dig Deep

Raising funds for ‘Dig Deep’

On Wednesday 16th May Bootham School held a non-uniform day where students were invited to 'Wear Blue' in an effort to raise money for, and raise awareness of, the charity Dig Deep. Old Scholar, Toby Putnam (who left Bootham in 2012), brought this charity...
Geoff Smith Bootham Social Justice Programme

Bootham’s Social Justice Programme: Plagues, Pathogens and Politics

Bootham Old Scholar, Geoffrey Smith, is Professor of Pathology at Cambridge University and works closely with the World Health Organisation, as well as lecturing and advising all over the world.  All are welcome and tickets are free.
Old Scholars

Sports News & Old Scholars Sports Reunion

It was great to see so many Old Scholars back at the weekend to play basketball, netball and football. The netball match was played in great spirit by the Bootham U18 senior team and the Old Scholars (numbers made up by current staff and Charlotte Dean)...
Arkwright Scholarship

Arkwright Scholar returns to talk to current students

Building robots for @LabmanRobots A big thank you to Bootham Old Scholar, Arkwright scholar, and Loughborough University student, Tom Plowman. On Saturday he came to talk to students about his time at university studying Mechanical Engineering.  He also...
Charlotte Ellery

Congratulations, Charlotte!

Charlotte Ellery, former Bootham student who left College 2 in 2016 and is now studying Classics at King's College London, has just won first prize in a prestigious competition open to students and staff at King's College and The Courtauld Institute of...

Old Scholar gains coveted apprenticeship with York City Council

Congratulations to Old Scholar, John Pickup, who left Bootham this summer and has been offered a Higher Level Apprenticeship with York Council for two years, working towards a qualification in Project Management. John was all set to go to university but then decided...