Thinking Skills

We use Philosophy4Children as our main approach to Thinking Skills and the children thoroughly enjoy engaging with difficult questions and working together to discuss and debate.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Bootham School is affiliated to Quaker traditions and this plays an important part in the religious education of our children. The R.E. curriculum aims to develop the children’s knowledge and awareness of themselves and of their place in society. We encourage the...

Physical Education

A broad and balanced programme of activities incorporating elements of games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities are provided throughout the Infant and Junior years. Children participate in a variety of sporting fixtures...

Music

Our musical tradition is a particular strength of the school. The curriculum offers a balanced programme of activities with an emphasis upon listening and performance. Children learn about pitch and rhythm and will learn to read music in Year 2 when they are taught to...

Cultural Studies

Children study a different European language each year from Years 2-4. This gives them a wealth of linguistic knowledge to draw upon at Senior School, as well as exposing them to cultures from around the world. Mandarin and Latin are taught to both Year 5 and Year 6....