Newton-le-Willows, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1TF
10 reasons to choose Aysgarth School
Aysgarth School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 90. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Bedale and one of the 3 best primary schools for 10 miles.
Aysgarth School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys between the ages of 3 and 13 years. It has a co-ed nursery and pre-prep and will become fully co-ed from Sep 2024. Boarding from Year 4 for the 60% of boys who board. 60% are full boarders and 40% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at Aysgarth School range from £3,405 (Rec) to £8,370 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £10,890 per term.
Average class size
Aysgarth School has one class per year to Year 3, two from Year 4, and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for Aysgarth School leavers are one of about 30 boarding schools. On average, over the past few years, the most popular schools have been Uppingham (20% of leavers), Harrow (10%), Ampleforth (10%), Sedbergh (10%), and Shrewsbury (10%). 30% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Aysgarth School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum and also includes PSHCE, reasoning, French, Latin. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School up to Year 3 and residential trips from Year 7.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, and languages throughout, for science and art from Year 4, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Aysgarth School
School is one of the 50 prep schools with the most extensive sports offers in the UK. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in rugby 7s.
The Arts at Aysgarth School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and three-quarters take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
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