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Outdoor learning is taken to another level with the forest school in the grounds (racks of wellies in evidence) and yes, they go out in all weathers. All take part in a residential experience (right from reception, which is very rare). It’s a gentle start with the youngest children pitching tents in the school hall for an overnight stay, complete with head-torches for a night walk and hot chocolate before bed. Staff and children sleep soundly, anxious parents less so – but the children love it...

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On visiting Bootham Junior School you will be struck immediately by its family approach. One parent recently remarked that, there is a warm, friendly atmosphere from the head teacher down to the youngest pupils. This all provides an excellent environment for the vital early years of your childs education. Its warm, friendly atmosphere enables children to reach their full potential, a rigorous education produces outstanding achievement and its caring ethos provides a model for learning, good citizenship and self confidence. While founded on Quaker principles, the school embraces families from all faiths and backgrounds.
Its extensive facilities are enhanced by the link with Bootham Senior School, one of the leading secondary, independent schools in the country. A short 15 minute walk away, pupils can take advantage of its amenities including a fully equipped theatre, design and technology departments and an observatory.
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Since 2013, Mrs Helen Todd, previously deputy head at Edge Grove School and before that head of English and drama at Aysgarth School. Married with two young children.

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At any time from nursery to year 6, places permitting.

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