Thank you for your interest in Bootham School. If you have any questions, please contact our Registrar Jenny Daly who will be very happy to guide you through our application process.

We look forward to meeting you either on a personal visit or at one of our Open Days

Senior School Open Mornings

Prospective parents and their families are warmly invited to attend one of our forthcoming Open Mornings.

It will give you a chance to see the school at work, to meet pupils and staff, and to view our excellent academic and sporting facilities.


Dates for 2018:

  • Saturday 28 April 2018

The Programme for the Morning:

10.45 – Coffee in School Foyer, followed by an introductory talk by The Headmaster (School Hall)
11.15 – (for day pupils) Tour of the school
11.15 – (for boarding pupils) Tour of the boarding houses & the school
12.15 – Individual discussions and any final questions

Senior School Entrance Procedures


Complete the ‘application for admission’ form and submit the £75.00 registration fee. 

Entrance Assessment/Exam

An entrance exam is taken to ensure we give you the right advice about your child’s education. Students entering at 11+ will attend an Entrance Assessment Day in January (click here for ‘Notes for Parents’) and students entering at 12+, 13+ and 14+ will sit the School’s own Entrance Exam (click here for ‘Notes for Parents’). For College (Sixth Form) entry, a minimum of seven GCSEs at Grade C or above (or six GCSEs, of which three must be at Grade B or higher) are required, including Maths and English Language. Places will be offered on the basis of predicted grades and confirmed after GCSE results are published.

The Chance to Meet the Head

Where possible, you may also meet the Head, Chris Jeffery. This is our opportunity to find out what interests your child has and how Bootham can bring out the best in him or her. It is also the time for you to ask questions of us and to meet other students and staff.

The School Report

Finally, we ask for a report from your child’s present school to make sure all his or her needs can be catered for.

If places are oversubscribed, boarding status and date of registration will be taken into account.

How can you find out more?

Come to an Open Morning or just contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date for your visit.

Jenny Daly, our Registrar, and her Assistant, Helen Armstrong, deal with all the day-to-day issues of the entrance procedure. Please contact them for more information by emailing or calling 01904 623261.

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