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

Pi Day

It was Pi Day on Thursday 14 March.  The Maths Department and students created a fun video reciting Pi to over 4000 decimal places and yet again the students competed to see who could memorise Pi to the most decimal places.  Middle Schoolroom managed to...

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Last week at the Junior School

Science Week The children started their Science Week with an inspirational talk from Dr. Andrew McGonigle, a Reader in Volcano Remote Sensing, from Sheffield University.  They learned about the different types of volcanoes and about the technology used to...

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Last week at the Junior School

World Book Day The kids (and teachers) made an amazing effort with all their different costumes. Books, blankets and biscuits - Year 3 found the perfect way to finish off World Book Day! Hola BJS Spanish students started Lent with a...

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