Ampleforth College is the world's foremost co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for students aged 11 to 18.

An Ampleforth education is a “Compass for Life”.   

Each individual’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values. Ampleforth College educates the whole person, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, unlocking what they can contribute to the world and fulfilling their academic potential.

Set in a beautiful Yorkshire valley, we offer the breadth of opportunity for each student to discover and develop their interests and strengths. They learn how to think independently and have the confidence to lead, to work well with others and have the humility to serve.  

Equipped with the skills and mindset needed to flourish, Amplefordians are inspired to be caring and thoughtful citizens who make the right decisions in life.

Robin Dyer, who joined as Headmaster in September 2019, is leading a drive to reinvigorate the College’s tradition of independent thinking and learning in all aspects of school life.

Learn more about how Ampleforth College provides a compass for life at one of our Open Days.