School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 11 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 510
Bursaries Available

Our Scholarship programme recognises students with a particular talent in academic subjects, music, sport and a range of co-curricular pursuits, to be supported and challenged to further improve.

Head Mr Robin Dyer

Open Days & Events

Regular Open Mornings give families the chance to meet staff and students and look around the School. We hold regular Compass for Life receptions around the UK and the world bringing prospective and current families together with alumni to learn more about the Ampleforth community.

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Means tested bursaries are available.

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Contact Details

Ampleforth College

Ampleforth College, York, YO62 4ER

Ampleforth College

Ampleforth College, York, YO62 4ER

The world’s foremost Catholic boarding school welcomes girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Set in over 2,200 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside with top-class facilities, we are full boarding and students are immersed in a rich and varied programme of learning, activities and social events seven days a week. Easy access from airports. 20% discount with CEA

Heads Welcome

Welcome to Ampleforth, one of the most beautiful schools in the world. Our mission is to provide students with a compass for life through living our Benedictine values. We fully prepare them for the challenges of university, the world of work and life beyond our valley by focusing on independent learning, thinking and coping in all aspects of school life.


Ampleforth provides a compass for life.  Each individual’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values. We educate the whole person, unlocking what they can contribute to the world and fulfilling their academic potential. Students learn how to think independently and have the confidence to lead, to work well with others and have the humility to serve.  Equipped with the skills and mindset needed to flourish, Amplefordians are inspired to be caring and thoughtful citizens who make the right decisions in life.

We offer an exceptional range of opportunities for each student to discover and develop their interests and strengths. We make the most of our wonderful location. A strong House system with dedicated staff in each House provide real homes where children from different years mix and form lasting friendships. Pastoral care is outstanding.

Ampleforth is one of very few schools which draws students from across the UK. With 30% from overseas and particular representation from a range of European countries, we enjoy a broad cultural and linguistic mix. Student travel is organised all round the world – access to regional airports is good and London to York is under 2 hours by train.

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