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

Bootham Scholars

Middle and Upper Schoolroom Scholars presented a range of outstanding project work and skill, to an audience in the Auditorium last Tuesday - their talks were on: Procrastination; Hidden Sugar and Diabetes; Women who should be better known for their...

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Dept of Psychology – Sixth Form Conference 2019

Students Hannah and Anna were the overall winners of a competition at the University of York on Monday. Against stiff competition from several other schools, their psychology research project quality attracted the judges. They presented their work as a...

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Last Week at the Junior School

Rescue Mission... Year 2 learnt about Grace Darling's great rescue and then made their own boats and set sail, to see if anyone else needed rescuing. FantásticoYear 2 have been learning Spanish all year so last Tuesday, to celebrate their language skills,...

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