Bootham School

A Bootham education is about more than knowledge, skills and paper qualifications. Moral principles and a positive view of the world and its people play as much of a part in daily school life as the educational outcomes, important as they undoubtedly are.

That’s because of Bootham’s founding Quaker ethos, and a belief that each person has the capacity for goodness and a responsibility to attain that goodness. From the youngest child in Bootham Junior School nursery, to the most senior member of staff, there is, we believe, ‘that of God’ in everyone.

Comments below are from the Independent Schools Inspectorate report on Bootham School, January 2014

"The school successfully meets it aims. Throughout the school, the pupils’ academic achievements are good and their achievement in activities is excellent. In the EYFS, children’s achievements are excellent. Pupils of all ages make good progress, including those with SEND, EAL or who are more able, where progress is often rapid. Pupils in all part of the school are well supported by good quality teaching."

Following its Quaker principles, Bootham School encourages its students to be creative thinkers, peacemakers and confident humanitarians. We hope that, while they are at School, and afterwards, they will contribute to responsive and responsible public leadership in the world.

Since the School was founded on moral principles, our students learn their academic lessons in an informal, supportive setting before going on to live their moral lessons for the rest of their open-minded, confident, enquiring lives. That’s why we say a Bootham education begins at the age of three and lasts a lifetime.


School Details

Town: York - North Yorkshire
Type/ Gender: Senior School 11 - 18 - Co-ed
Sixth Form (linked to school) - Co-ed
Age Range:  3 - 18  years
Age Range of Boarders:  11 - 18  years
Number of Students:  608
Number of Boarders:  120
Year Founded:  1812
 Programmes:  IGCSE, GCSE, A Level
Registration fee: £75
Full Boarding Fees per term: £9,860 (2017/18) 
Setting:  City
Campus Size:  9 acre
Airports: Leeds Bradford – 48 km
Manchester – 136 km
Newcastle Airport – 144 km
Heathrow – 344 km
Gatwick – 404 km

If you would like to apply for the Bootham School in North Yorkshire please contact us with the form or phone direct on +44 (0)2079 936 793.

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Source: British Boarding Schools Connected, York Boarding Schools Group, Bootham School