York, United Kingdom
About Bootham School
Bootham School is a coeducational day and boarding school for about 620 students from 3 to 18 situated on two sites in the city of York. The senior school (ages 11 – 18) occupies 10 acres in the heart of the city; Bootham Junior School is just over a mile away, on another 10 acre site which also includes playing fields. Bootham is a Quaker foundation. It offers a model of education based on relationships rather than regulation, where individuals thrive because they are respected for who they are, and where high academic achievement comes as a result of the proper education of the whole person.
Academic standards in the school are strong, perhaps remarkably so given the ability range we cater for. Many students gain entry to the more competitive universities, including Oxbridge, each year. Students choose from 100 activities in our integral after-school programme. All teaching staff participate in this programme, and some will lead in sport, or The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, or in the many trips, exchanges and expeditions both local and global which are a feature of Bootham life.
Applicants should be aware that, as a boarding school, Bootham never closes during the week: it is ‘home’ for students and residential staff. Teachers at Bootham enjoy good company, and good staff facilities and benefits. At the senior school we operate a two-weekly teaching timetable. There are five 65 minute periods each weekday, and three 65 minute periods on a Saturday morning. The school day runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm on weekdays, and 8.40am to 12.25pm on Saturdays.
We welcome applications from dedicated professionals who are prepared, in the Quaker ethos, to live adventurously – to participate fully in the life of this remarkable boarding school, to engage with education beyond the classroom, to seek out opportunities to serve the students, and to reflect on their own professional experience and on the development of the school.