Aysgarth School is one of the leading Prep Schools in the country, and is also the only all-boys Prep boarding school in northern England. It sends more boys to selective schools such as Eton and Harrow than any other school in the area as well as to senior schools in the area.
Set on a 50 acre site in the Yorkshire Dales, the School boasts a safe and secure environment for its boys. Aysgarth has an excellent record of academic, music, sport achievements, and can boast superb facilities with a brand new sports hall equipped with a climbing wall and cricket nets. The performing arts centre has also recently been refurbished.
The connections in the north east of England are very sound with the East coast rail line enabling the journey from London to York to be completed in just over two hours. There are international flights into Newcastle and Leeds Bradford airports, both about one hour away. Manchester airport is around two hours from the school.
Where ‘boys can be boys’ and a full boarding focus
Boys can really flourish in a homely and warm environment at Aysgarth Prep School. Boys are presented with the opportunity to experience a traditional childhood, with their needs and enthusiasms well taken care of.
The school thrives on bringing out the best of its boys, transforming quiet and introverted boys into high achievers through the provision of a multitude of activities and challenging classroom assignments.
At Aysgarth, 90% of pupils board at the School. Day and weekly boarders often ask their parents if they can full board so that they can join in the fun activities at weekends. Oftentimes, for weekends and at half term, boys are escorted on the trains to and from London and Edinburgh to go sightseeing around these two inspiring capital cities.
J.R.H McEwen, Spectator Magazine
“Aysgarth, by staying true to its original purpose, finds itself not only distinct but paradoxically progressive, and in a position to demonstrate why educating the sexes separately is also thought, for solid reasons, to be the better way”.