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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


Wizard of Oz Tickets on Sale

Wizard of Oz Tickets on Sale The tennis season continues apace with all our boys' teams and the U18A, U18B and U14A girls seeing victory over Giggleswick at the weekend. We were delighted to host our friends from the RA day charity and from the Lourdes Pilgrimage group for coffee in the Main Hall after Sunday Mass.


Tennis Season Underway

Tennis Season Underway   The tennis season got off to a great start with almost all our teams seeing wins against Hymers and Pocklington at the weekend - seeing the courts full and hearing the sound of racket on ball really does mark the start of the summer term!


The Future Looks Bright

The Future Looks Bright Marie and I hope you all had a blessed Eastertide with your families.  It's been lovely to welcome everyone back to the Valley and the Trinity Term is happily underway, the students and the staff focusing on studies and all the co-curricular opportunities in a responsive and pleasing way. 


House Singing Competition

House Singing Competition Harriet, Fr Ambrose and I returned from a very successful recruiting trip across Germany at the weekend reconnecting with old Ampleforth families and meeting many new ones. 


Fierce Competition in Sport

Fierce Competition in Sport Fierce competition in sport this week with the Inter-House Netball and Hockey - congratulations to St Margaret's and St Cuthbert's & St Thomas' for the Intermediates and to St Bede's and St Dunstan's & St Oswald's for the Seniors.


Sixth Form Taster Lessons

Sixth Form Taster Lessons We welcomed 25 students and their parents for our Sixth Form Taster Lessons last Saturday - a fantastic way for them to experience Ampleforth education first-hand and help decide the right subjects. I look forward to seeing many of them join us in September.

Mock Exam Season

Mock Exam Season At this time of year, with Remove ruminating on their mock GCSE results and the Upper Sixth in the middle of mock exams, these year groups are increasingly focusing on how to do their very best in the public exams next term; crucial milestones in their educational journeys. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors It was another successful weekend for our U18A Cross Country team with a win against Stonyhurst.

Corinthia Drinks

Corinthia Drinks It was lovely to host so many prospective parents and prep school Heads for drinks at the very elegant Corinthia in London on Monday, all eager to learn more about life here in the Valley.

RIP Fr Jonathan Cotton OSB

RIP Fr Jonathan Cotton OSB Firstly, I am sure you will join me in offering support and best wishes to the monastic community following the sad news about the death of Fr Jonathan Cotton (H60).

Happy New Year

Happy New Year I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed time with your families over the holidays - Marie and I wish you a very happy New Year.


A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18