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At Ampleforth our tradition emphasises the importance of achieving the right balance between prayer, study and recreation.  We provide extensive opportunities for the broadest possible range of co-curricular activities.

Our first class facilities are backed up by expert staff who ensure that the students get the most out of them.  Our various activities are categorised in line with our Benedictine ethos – service, cognitive, personal, cultural, physical and spiritual.  See below a full list of activities on offer to students throughout the year:

Astronomy Club
Aquinas Society
Art Club
Ampleforth News
Baking & Cookery
Bridge Club
Biology Olympiad
Chemistry Olympiad
Classics Society
Climbing Club
Debating Society
Design for Good Club
Dungeons & Dragons
Eco Club
Geography Society
History Club
Jewellery Design & Making Club
Karate Club
Library Group
Linguistics Society
Medical Society 
Model United Nations
Mountain Biking
Olympic Weightlifting
Poetry Society
Politics Society 
Psychology Club
Sewing & Textiles
Science Club
Shooting Club
Surf School
Survival Skills
UK Rocket Competition
Vehicle Restoration
Warhammer Club


A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18