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

The U16 Basketball team had two victories this week. 61-31 victory v Tadcaster and 44-22 win against Fulford Boys Results Basketball There were four basketball games this week and four wins! The U16 team had two very competitive games. On Monday they...

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Takeaway Homework

Project Day Year 6 Some absolutely amazing project work from Year 6 last week on a very wide range of subjects as part of their ‘takeaway’ homework.

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Last Week at the Junior School

A Journey back in time.. Year 4 invited their parents to the opening of their “Journey Back to Prehistoric Past” exhibition. The children turned their classroom into a museum and treated their guests with an erudite guided tour. They particularly enjoyed designing a...

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