Over 80% of our students are full boarders, so during term-time Ampleforth is their home. Life is as busy at weekends as it is during the week, with clubs, activities and sporting fixtures offering a wealth of opportunities for students to discover their talents and pursue their interests. We offer over 50 extra-curricular activities, from outdoor pursuits including archery and fishing, to clubs and societies including the Land Rover Restoration Group, debating society and Combined Cadet Force, which provides students with the opportunity to develop their self-discipline and sense of responsibility.
Our teaching across all subject areas is excellent, but we focus on the outcome rather than the offering. That goes beyond exam results. We are concerned with the whole person who will one day leave our valley with what we call a ‘compass for life;’ a personal direction-finder that allows them always to hold onto their moral bearings.
If you would like to learn more about what life is like here in the Ampleforth valley, why not see below what Ampleforth means to Marcus, Lucy and Crispin, three of our talented students.