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.

York benefits 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 port of Hull is 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 is also 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.

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
Sports News and Results

Sports News and Results

Basketball The U16 team completed their four year, four trophy run in the District competition with a play-off win against Archbishop Holgates on Thursday evening. The team played some fantastic basketball from the start to run out comfortable winners. The team will...

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Pen Recycling at Bootham School

Pen Recycling at Bootham School

BEAST are committed to making a real change in school, many thanks to student, Bobby Ren who has introduced pen recycling to the school this term! Q: How many pens are thrown away each year?A: According to The University of Southern Indiana, 1.6 billion pens wind up...

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Rocks, Fossils and Soils Workshop

Rocks, Fossils and Soils Workshop

Head of Geography, Liz Brown, delivered 3 x 1 hour sessions on rocks, fossils and soils at Dringhouses Primary School this Monday, to their year 3 and 4 children.  She used lots of samples from our Geoglogy collection in the department to make it a really hands on...

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