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Ampleforth College

Address: The Headmaster's Department, Ampleforth College, York, YO62 4ER
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Description Ampleforth College

  • Founded: in 1802
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Students age: 13-18 Years
  • Total number of students: 626 people (526 boarders)
  • Accommodation type: residence (boarding house) from the age of 13
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Ampleforth College was founded in 1802 in a small town of the same name. Its founders were the monastery of Benedictine and Abbey of St. Laurence, adjacent to the territory of the school. Both the director and some of the staff of the school were and still are monks - therefore, the school is taught in accordance with the Christian standards of the Roman Catholic school.

Initially, the institution presupposed the studying of only boys (which is typical for British boarding houses, especially religious ones), but from the year 2000-2004, girls from 13 to 18 can study at school. The school actively cooperates with the nearby Gilling Castle preparatory school, giving the county students a complete educational cycle - from junior to senior grades.

Students have the opportunity to go through a working practice during the holidays - this can be an excellent plus when entering the university. Intensive English courses for foreign students (EFL - "English as a foreign language"), special educational methods for children with developmental disabilities are offered. The school is accredited and is part of the HMC (Conference of Directors and Directories of Schools).

Ampleforth College students show excellent academic results:

  • GCSE: 99% of pupils received 5 subjects and higher points (not below C)
  • A-level: 10% of graduate students have successfully passed 4 disciplines (students choose 3 directions).

More than 95% of graduates successfully enroll in the best Universities of Great Britain and the world (45% prefer to take an academic year of rest), with approximately 10% become students of Oxford and Cambridge. Among the most sought-after specialties for which Ampleforth College graduates prefer to receive higher education, you can note:

  • Medicine
  • Jurisprudence
  • Humanities, social sciences
  • Veterinary
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Art and Design
  • Natural science subjects.

The school does not accept uniforms, but students dress in formal-business style: jackets, ties, business costumes.

As already mentioned, the school is an adherent of the Roman Catholic Church: regular services, mass services and liturgies are held. At the same time, religious preferences and beliefs do not influence the process of enrolling in Ampleforth College: representatives of any confession and belief can study here.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ampleforth College

Program name
from 12 162 £ / term


British program is designed for 2 academic years: holders of the GCSE certificate can enter the final classes of the Sixth Form (the school teaches A-level) and continue to enter the university.

Each student's curriculum includes 8-10 disciplines: both compulsory and optional. Many pupils are actively engaged in foreign languages ​​(ancient Greek and classical Latin, Spanish, German, French, Italian), study information and communication technologies, 30% choose the study of art, design, photography, sculpture.

from 12 162 £ / term


A two-year course helps schoolchildren in the UK to effectively prepare for admission to the chosen university or higher school.

The study of subjects at the Sixth Form level is very intensive and deep, therefore the list of subjects in the individual curriculum is small: usually it is 4-5 disciplines in the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 in the second year. The list for selection is very  diverse, covering almost all fields of knowledge and sciences:

  • Business
  • Design and technology
  • Physics
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(German, Italian, Spanish, French, Greek and Latin)
  • Mathematics
  • English as a foreign language
  • Christian theology
  • Music
  • Economy
  • History
  • English literature
  • Higher mathematics
  • Christian life
  • Classical civilization
  • Music technology
  • Computer techologies
  • Arts
  • Geography
  • Physical Culture
  • Chemistry
  • Policy
  • Biology.

Most students prefer to study foreign languages, information and communication technologies (ICT), design and art (including photography and sculpture).

Accommodation, housing and food

Pupils are offered cozy rooms in comfortable hostels: 9-grades students are provided with common bedrooms for 4-6 people, pupils of 10-11 class - double rooms, and representatives of senior classes (Sixth Form) can claim for private bedrooms. In total, up to 65-70 people live in each Residence House: they are constantly looked after by educators and teachers, as well as by qualified medical workers.

Boys and girls are accommodated in separate Houses and rooms. In residences for high school students there are common equipped kitchens where you can prepare snacks and favorite dishes for yourself, as well as gala dinners for festive days. As agreed with the administrative staff, there may be trips to the nearest cities (especially on weekends and vacation days).

There are a variety of competitions, which are governed by prefects and elders, who are appointed personally by the director. The territory has its own school shop and Abbey shop, there are parking lots for personal bicycles.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : ancient history, art, biology, business, chemistry, Christian life, Christian theology, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, French, geography, german language, Greek language, Higher mathematics, history, Italian language, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, politics, Spanish

Events Ampleforth College

About a third of students regularly take music lessons: they play musical instruments, participate in orchestras, choirs, ensemble of strings and brass, you can pass a specialized exam.

Dramatic and theatrical art can be studied as a separate subject at the GCSE or A-level level. Schoolchildren regularly organize stage performances, musicals, and graduates play at the National Youth Theater, Bristol Old Vic School, Central School.

The school schedule also includes the following sports activities:

  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Riding
  • Cross Country Running

Rugby is especially worth noting: for this sport, school teams regularly participate in regional and national championships, taking first place and prizes.

Senior students can take part in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, engage in military sports studying in the joint Cadet CCF body, prepare and pass the exam Red Cross for First Aid.

Also, in their free time, students have the opportunity to visit various clubs, sections and mugs by interests, for example:

  • Chess
  • Red Cross
  • Golf
  • Bridge Club
  • Natural science
  • Karate
  • Photo
  • Oratory and public speaking skills
  • Chess and more.

Regular joint activities are organized with other county schools, foreign trips and tours to ski resorts, student exchanges with schools in Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Eastern European countries.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the selected program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour child care, full security guarantee
  • Free use of the entire campus infrastructure
  • Regular check of progress, complete reports for parents
  • Extracurricular (leisure, entertainment, sightseeing).

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination boards
  • Academic Deposit
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Custody (registration In the agency + services of the guardian)
  • Roundtrip flights
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket money
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 12162 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Most of the beginner's school comes at the age of 13 and 16, especially foreign students. Entrants are expected to attend the Common entrance exam and the school's own academic tests, and high school students claiming to place in the Sixth Form must present GCSE certificates with points no lower than B. Approximately 35% of high school students are graduates of their own middle school classes.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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