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Welcome from the Head

The College looks to the future with confidence and ambition.

Our focus is on providing an excellent and vibrant education which challenges and inspires pupils to actively participate in the richness of all that we offer and enthuse them with a love of learning.

We live in a time when the transformative nature of St Benedict’s teachings provide a notably contemporary response to the needs of our young people. They are encouraged to have the highest expectations of themselves in a world that too often values the superficial and the easy path. They learn to give of themselves, to listen to and serve others, to reflect, and to seek the truth.

Our strength comes from the whole Ampleforth community, working together and appreciating and encouraging everyone’s talents and contributions.

I am proud to lead such an illustrious school and I look forward to welcoming you very warmly to this special place with its compelling vision of what constitutes a great and transformative education.

Peter Roberts
Head, Ampleforth College

Pupils are happy, courteous, resilient and they try to be the best that they can be. They strive to reach the high expectations that leaders and staff set for them, academically and personally


Science Day

Science Day It's been another really successful week for Ampleforth as we continue to build up momentum. 6 October 2023

Visits Galore!

Visits Galore! This has been a tremendously positive week. 29 September 2023

Raft Race

Raft Race It’s been a fun and energetic start to the Michaelmas term. 22 September 2023

Tug of War

Tug of War The energy in the Valley was palpable as students took part in the fiercely contested annual Inter-House Tug of War. 15 September 2023

Return to School

Return to School What a scorcher of a week for our return to school! 8 September 2023


A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18