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

Last week at the Junior School

Epiphany Celebrations Year 2 Spanish students had a happy surprise when they came back to school last Tuesday... the Three Kings had visited them and left some sweets in their made up shoes. This is the tradition in Hispanic countries on the 6th of...

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Last week at the Junior School

Spanish Club BJS students from the Spanish Club got ready for the visit of the Three Kings (3 Wise Kings) who in Spain are the ones who bring presents on the 6th of January to celebrate that Jesus was born. Yr 1 & 2 Performance Naughty Elf Y6 were at the...

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UKMT Senior Challenge

Students for College 1 and College 2 achieved 1 gold, 3 silver and 16 bronze certificates in this year's UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Over 80,000 students from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold...

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