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

Geography Field Trip – Lake District

Lower Senior Geographers in the Lakes Last week Lower Senior Geographers spent 3 days in the Lake District as part of their GCSE studies. They undertook an investigation into changing river velocity downstream in very difficult weather conditions with...

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Annual Old Scholars Reunion

Another fantastic weekend at the annual BOSA Old Scholars Reunion. It is always fun to reminisce and catch up with everyone! As always the Friday evening buffet was well attended. The catering team provided a fantastic array of finger buffet delights for all to enjoy....

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Last week at the Junior School

Bikeability Training 22 Year 6 children completed level 1 and 2 bikeability training. Friday was at least dry - the rest of the week has been cold and wet! For more information about bikeability training please go...

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