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

Sports News & Results

Football The U12 team had another good game on Thursday against Barlby. The team continued to show a lot of promise in a narrow 5-4 defeat. The U16 team travelled to Oldham Hulme Grammar School on Thursday in the ISFA National competition. The 3-1 score-line to Oldham...

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This week at the Junior School

This week at the Junior School

We are delighted to announce that Year 5 came 1st in the York Sumdog Maths competition. In total 55803 questions were answered by 315 students in the county, with our class average being the highest - a true feat of collaboration! In addition, Alex O’Hagan was placed...

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Sports Results & News

Sports Results & News

Swimming Bootham sent a full team to the ESA National Relay Gala in Huddersfield on Friday evening. The whole team swam really well against a high level of opposition. Football The 1st XI had a really good win against Joseph Rowntree on Wednesday. The match ended 5-1...

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