A School for the Lord's Service

Ampleforth is a Benedictine school under the guidance and care of the monks of Ampleforth Abbey.

The Rule of St Benedict, written in the Sixth century, has provided a wise and enduring framework, both spiritual and practical, to guide religious communities ever since. It gives us, in the 21st century, an excellent guide for running a school in “the Lord’s service.” St Benedict shows how, through prayer and work, the individual can grow closer to God through living in a community.  The Benedictine tradition appeals not only to Catholics but also to other Christians, who recognise the benefits of its balanced approach.

With the rule of St Benedict at the heart of all we do, the aims of Ampleforth College are:

  • To share with families the spiritual, moral and intellectual formation of their children.
  • To invite students through the Catholic and Benedictine tradition into a life of faith.
  • To work for excellence in every endeavour; to love learning and to pursue the truth.
  • To strive for the flourishing of each student; so that they may become agents for change through service and leadership.