Senior School Admissions


Music Scholarships 2021 Entry

Closing Dates and Important Information – 2021 Entry

Hear from our Director of Music, Paul Feehan

Senior School Virtual Open Mornings

Open Days are the perfect opportunity for you to visit the school and meet our staff, current students and parents, and view our excellent facilities.

We regret we are unable to invite families into the school for tours at the present.

Therefore, we are planning to hold virtual Open Days on the dates below. We hope to bring you as close to an on-campus experience as possible, whilst respecting social distancing guidelines.

Sign up, log on and tour round the campus, before talking with teachers online.

Senior School Virtual Open Days

Dates for 2020/2021

  • Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • Saturday 7th November 2020
  • Thursday 19th November 2020 – Sixth Form/College Introduction
  • Saturday 15th May 2021

The Programme

10.50 – Introductory talk by Chris Jeffery, The Headmaster (School Hall)
11.00 – Tour of the Departments; select which areas you would like to see, includes video presentations by staff and students
12.00 – Meet our Staff; join our key staff for a virtual meeting where you can ask any questions you may have.

Senior School Entrance Procedures


Complete the ‘application for admission’ form and submit the £75.00 registration fee.

Entrance Assessment/Exam

An entrance exam is taken to ensure we give you the right advice about your child’s education. Students entering in Lower and Upper Schoolrooms (Years 7 & 9) will sit the School’s own Entrance Assessment in January (click here for ‘Notes for Parents’). For College (Sixth Form) entry, a minimum of seven GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (or six GCSEs, of which three must be at Grade 6 or higher) are required, including Maths and English Language. Places will be offered on the basis of predicted grades and confirmed after GCSE results are published.

The Chance to Meet the Head

Where possible, you may also meet the Head, Chris Jeffery. This is our opportunity to find out what interests your child has and how Bootham can bring out the best in him or her. It is also the time for you to ask questions of us and to meet other students and staff.

The School Report

Finally, we ask for a report from your child’s present school to make sure all his or her needs can be catered for.

If places are oversubscribed, boarding status and date of registration will be taken into account.

How can you find out more?

Come to an Open Morning or just contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date for your visit.

Fiona Ward, our Registrar deals with all the day-to-day issues of the entrance procedure. Please contact her for more information by emailing or calling 01904 623261.