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!
News and stories
Many thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Oxfam Pop-up Shop on Parents’ Day, we raised £470 on the day and the unsold donations were taken to the Oxfam shop on Goodramgate where they will continue to make money throughout the year. Particular...read more
Another fantastic and 'mildly' competitive Sports Day saw Swarthmore win by the narrowest of margins!read more
Another fantastic two days were had by all on this year's expeditions days. Could you choose only two from the list below? 3D Modelling Mural Painting Mapping Uganda Play in a Day First Aid Italian Culture Footgolf & Bubble Football York...read more