Ampleforth is a Catholic boarding College, founded in 1803, whose ethos is to nurture and educate our students to the best of their ability, supported by strong friendships in a community of faith and scholarship.

Set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with fantastic facilities, we give our students the opportunity to thrive – in the classroom, on the sports field, in the arts, and in their faith – in a supportive environment.

As a school community, our aim is to achieve the following: 

  • To recognise the unique personal value of every student; to inspire them to love learning and nurture their talents so that they achieve excellence – both inside and outside the classroom
  • To maintain a community dedicated to pastoral care where every student feels valued and supported by those around them; to support those who are struggling and protect those that are vulnerable
  • To prepare our students to flourish into adulthood; to give them the resilience they need to thrive in the modern world as young men and women of enduring friendships, with deep and nourishing faith and discernment
  • To invite students into a life of faith through experiencing the Catholic and Benedictine tradition and thereby being part of a school community that lives the Benedictine values
  • To share with families the moral (community), spiritual (faith), and intellectual (scholarship) formation of their children