Welcome to the Ampleforth College website

At Ampleforth, we place an emphasis not only on the academic function of education but on seizing  the opportunity to provide an education which is well rounded and one where mind, body and spirit are nurtured so that the whole human being is allowed to emerge and develop.

We recognise the need to develop self-esteem and personal resilience so that our young people are on a secure foundation to deal with the challenges and pressures that life will no doubt throw at them.  This is part of what we call a ‘compass for life’ at Ampleforth and we aim to provide for the world young people who have not only passed their exams and gained a university place, but who are generous, decent and determined to make the world a better place.

As you would expect, Old Amplefordians make their mark in every conceivable walk of life.  What is more unusual though is the strength of connection that so many retain with Ampleforth and the sense of belonging they have to it wherever they live.

Throughout the year we see a steady stream of visitors who have come back to chat with a favourite member of staff, spend time on retreat, attend a social or sporting event, or even get married or have a child baptised here. The ties these adults feel go beyond friendships, beyond memories of achievement and beyond nostalgia for the beauty of the valley.  They are rooted in the experience of growing up in a school where they have been nurtured and where what you put back counts for more than what you take out.

If you would like to hear more about how we can prepare you for the world in this way, please get in touch with us.  We’d love to meet and talk with you.

Miss Deirdre Rowe

Acting Head, Ampleforth College 

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