Studying in York

Bootham School is situated in the beautiful and historic city of York. Rich in ancient history; renowned for its exquisite architecture; a national and regional centre for
artistic and intellectual life: York is a flourishing city.

It benefits from excellent rail links (being less than two hours from the heart of London by direct train, for example) as well as from its easy proximity to stunning national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links of around two hours from London, Edinburgh, Manchester. Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports are within easy reach and the ports of Hull and Newcastle are both within a two-hour drive.

Founded by the Romans, the capital of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik, a flourishing industrial centre for the wool trade in the Middle Ages, a railway hub for Victorian England, home of world famous Rowntree’s and Terry’s chocolates, York in the twenty first century is home to two thriving universities and leading service industries.

It has also been a centre of religious life. It is the northern ecclesiastic province of the Church of England, and Quakers have played a central role in the life of the city for centuries.

Regular lively arts, seasonal and academic festivals enliven the city; there’s always something going on!

For a glimpse of what this wonderful city has to offer, watch this short film commissioned by Make It York for the York Culture Awards:

News and stories

Sports News & Results

Boys' TennisThree teams travelled to Pocklington on Saturday afternoon. The U12 team had a 4-2 victory, the U14 team had a 8-1 victory in 9 doubles games, whilst the U18 team had a 5-1 victory to clinch the York tennis league title. The U18 team included...

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Primary Engineer Leaders Awards

We were very proud to attend Teesside University for the Primary Engineer Leaders Awards last week, where three of our Year 6 pupils were honoured for their amazing work.Gil Andrew has won first prize for his project ‘The Energy Bike.’Naman Patel has been...

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