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

Football The 1st XI qualified for the semi-final of the County league competition last Wednesday in a dramatic victory against Stokesley School. Bootham took an early lead through Louis Otterburn but found themselves 2-1 behind late in the second half. ...

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Last week at the Junior School

Flight of fancy? Year 4 have been learning about British garden birds. They opened a "Bird Café" in an effort to attract more feathered friends into the school playground. ECO Bricks Update Thank you very much for all the ECO Bricks...

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Fair Enough!

On Tuesday 12 February WAG hosted their annual Fair Trade bake-off competition. This year themed around St Valentine’s day. Entries of 12 cup-cakes using at least 2 Fair Trade ingredients were judged by a fine panel of cake connoisseurs made up of Chris...

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