Ampleforth is a thread that is very easy to pick up.  

The relationships built whilst at school go far beyond the classroom.  The strength of community spirit can be seen on so many different levels, from the monastery through to the boarding houses, and lasts a lifetime beyond the valley.  Ampleforth is a place where you make friends for life, be it with other students, members of staff and the monastic community.  This is a lasting connection that cannot be easily explained, but is there amongst all our Old Amplefordians.  Students come back to this special place to celebrate milestones in their lives and to seek solace in times of need.  Ampleforth offers something comforting and constant, a compass for life.  We believe this is unique.  It goes beyond educational excellence, and no other school can offer it.  Through the teachings of St Benedict we can provide people with a set of moral bearings that will guide them through the world beyond our valley

Beyond life in the valley, Ampleforth has a thriving family network that keep in touch on a regular basis. The Ampleforth Society embraces all Old Amplefordians, parents and friends and provides a variety of opportunities to keep in touch, be it at informal drinks parties around the world, Old Amplefordian reunions and sporting club events or at the Ampleforth Society Weekend held every two years back in the valley.

Your connection with Ampleforth doesn't end when you leave the valley, you just embark on a different journey that will always be linked to this special place.  

To learn more about the Ampleforth family, please visit our Old Amplefordian website by clicking here.