Nestled amidst 55 acres of picturesque countryside in North Yorkshire, Aysgarth Prep School stands as a beacon of educational excellence for children aged 5 to 13 in the north of England.
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A North Yorkshire, Prep School Review
Our Founder, Catherine Stoker recently visited Aysgarth School and provided her review of the school.
Whilst many prep schools have started to offer more flexible boarding options in recent years, Aysgarth remains an authentic full-boarding prep school, offering boys and girls a 7-day-a-week program of academics, sports, and a wide array of other activities and hobbies. Here, your child will thrive, be happy and become the best version of themselves. For those parents who are not so sure about boarding at first, there are options to start boarding a few nights a week. However, once settled, full boarding is encouraged to take full advantage of all the opportunities the school offers and to save hours of school run miles.
"For those parents who are not so sure about boarding at first, there are options to start boarding a few nights a week. "
Interview with the Headmaster of Aysgarth Prep School North Yorkshire, Jonathon Anderson.
Interview with the Headmaster's wife, Hester Anderson
In many boarding prep schools, the Headmaster's wife is the unsung hero and Hester is no exception. Her commitment to ensuring all the children who board at Aysgarth are happy, settled and that parents are kept fully in the loop at all times. She is so reassuring and a true expert in how nurturing and exciting boarding can be at prep school. Watch this video to discover more about boarding from year 4 to 8 in a British prep school.
Aysgarth School is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence. The school's dedicated teachers are experts in understanding how young children learn. Small class sizes and a tailored curriculum ensure that every child receives the individualised attention needed to achieve their true potential. The consistently high academic standards are reflected in exceptional results, with children excelling in ISEB and other pre-tests, Common Entrance, and other entry pathways to leading British boarding schools at age 13. Eton, Harrow, Radley, Shrewsbury, Uppingham, Oundle, Ampleforth, and Sedbergh are often on the children’s destination list for future boarding schools.
Aysgarth offers a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, including sports, music, drama, and art, allowing children to truly explore their talents. The pastoral care system ensures that children receive unwavering support and encouragement. Excellent facilities, including modern classrooms, science labs, sports fields, and a well-stocked library, enrich the overall learning experience. The historic buildings add a touch of charm to the campus, creating an enchanting oasis in which to grow up.
Community and values
Aysgarth Prep School North Yorkshire, fosters a strong sense of community and values. Both staff and pupils are known for their friendliness, respect, and inclusivity. The school places great importance on instilling moral values, integrity, and a sense of responsibility. As a result, Aysgarth graduates are not only academically capable but also well-rounded individuals prepared to make a positive impact in the community.
Aysgarth understands the significance of parental involvement in a child's education. The school maintains open lines of communication with parents and actively encourages their participation in school life. Parent support on competitive sporting afternoons, play performances and musical concerts is plentiful, creating a feeling of community and family amongst children and parents alike. As a prep school in North Yorkshire regular events, such as the annual bonfire and fireworks, bring families together and contribute to a strong parent and alumni network. Many parents are ex-pupils of the school and generations of families have trusted their young child’s formative years within prep school education to Aysgarth.
Is Asygarth a good fit for your child?
Aysgarth Prep School in North Yorkshire is more than a school; it’s a nurturing haven, where children are equipped with the tools and opportunities, they need to be both happy and reach their full potential. I have no doubts in recommending this exceptional school to any parent seeking a top tier boarding prep school education for their child. It's an investment in their future that will ensure a happy childhood, friends for life and hence yield dividends for a lifetime.
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