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Ampleforth College

Ampleforth College is a coeducational, full boarding school located in the idyllic, rural Yorkshire countryside. It is a leading Catholic school and imparts Benedictine values to its pupils. The school's location lends itself perfectly to countryside activities like hunting and fishing. Ampleforth College has a broad range of excellent extracurricular activities on offer, including excellent sports, drama, music and the arts.
Von Bülow Education placed 1 pupils here in 2021.

The Essentials

  • Number of pupils: 572

  • Percentage boarders: 85%

  • Percentage international pupils: 30%

  • Av. class size: senior school: 16 // 6th Form: 9

  • Closest international airport: Manchester, 1.5 hours away by car

  • Fees per term for 2021/2022: £12,635

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What we think
One of the most beautiful places to go to school to, with ever stronger academic results and a wealth of exciting extracurriculars.

The Details


A-Levels, GCSEs and BTecs on offer.

Ampleforth College is relatively non-selective, yet managed to attain a very respectable 68% 9-7 grades at GCSEs, and 65% A-grades at A-Levels in 2021. Next to the usual subjects, the school offers latin and greek, as well as BTecs in hospitality, entrepreneurship and countryside management.


85% of pupils board. 10 single-sex boarding houses with 60 to 70 pupils each. Boarding houses are cosy and in good repair. Most boarders in senior school have either single rooms or share with one other pupil.

Exeat weekends exist, but pupils can stay at the school.


The many boarders at Ampleforth College is a huge boon, creating a close-knit community and no empty boarding houses on the week-end.

Sports is strong here. 25 sports, including excellent rugby, football,fencing, golf, hockey, tennis and swimming on offer. Country pursuits like riding, fishing, hunting shooting and game-keeping are huge.

Music and art are also very strong. Choral music, orchestras, chamber music and bands all excellent. The Sunley Center of Art and Design is a state-of-the-art space for creative pursuits.

Theatre is another forte. Ampleforth College stages several productions in its 200-capacity theatre and LAMDA lessons are on offer.


Ampleforth College made headlines last year with the Charity Commission removing safeguarding responsibilities from the trustees. However, most parents weren't deterred and continue to value the great pastoral care the school offers.

The Location
Ampleforth Village is on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

The Address
Ampleforth College

YO62 4ER

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