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Aysgarth School

Newton-le-Willows, Bedale, North Yorkshire, England DL8 1TF
Tel: +44 (0) 1677 450240

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Aysgarth believes strongly in the value of a boarding community. Aysgarth provides its pupils with the opportunity to develop into confident, ambitious and resilient children.

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We have 12 staff dogs that are at School daily.
State of the art DT and Art Block
Active Drama Dept and LAMDA
Our sports ethos is “Sport for all with opportunities for excellence”.
90% of our boys board
STEER-accredited school, achieving case study-level positive results.
Explore the possibility of a magical start to learning at Aysgarth School.
75% of our children play an instrument (or two..)
Located in North Yorkshire so numerous opportunities to be outside
Helping children disconnect from technology.
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Word From The Head

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Jonathon Anderson

It was evident from our first visit that Aysgarth is a special place, a wonderful school with a homely feel where a team of dedicated specialists provides pupils with the time, opportunities, support and challenge to develop their potential whilst forming life-long friendships and memories. It is a great privilege for us to lead this flourishing school, harnessing the considerable skills of our talented staff and providing the children with a magical childhood that creates firm stepping stones to their senior schools and their adult lives beyond. Our child-centred approach allows individual strengths and differences to be recognised, celebrated and nurtured.

At every opportunity, Aysgarth children are encouraged to make the very most of their potential both in and out of the classroom. Whilst academic rigour is paramount, the children thrive in the fields of sport, music, drama and art. Furthermore, an extensive extracurricular programme allows each child to explore and enjoy activities that fall outside of the normal curriculum, providing further scope to build self-confidence and develop new skills.

The Aysgarth values of respect, endeavour and courage run through the very heart of the School. The importance of kindness and service to others are also central to a child’s journey through Aysgarth.

Aysgarth has a strong boarding tradition and boys from age 8 to 13 regularly travel from throughout the country and across the world to experience an Aysgarth education. As such, the School is also home to our many boarders and the numerous supportive staff who live in these delightful surroundings. The boarding house provides excellent opportunities for the boys to develop a better understanding of themselves and the people around them. Their potential, individuality, independence and well-being are nurtured and guided and they flourish in the knowledge that you get what you give, so kindness and consideration become second nature.

Most families, like ours, began their Aysgarth journey with a visit, so we hope to welcome you in the not-too-distant future when you can meet our pupils and staff and see for yourselves what a special place this really is.

Jonathon and Hester Anderson

Open Days, Visits & Events

10-05-2024 - Pre-Prep School Open Morning

Pre-Prep School (aged 3-7) Friday 10th May 2024

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Real Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • Drama
  • Fishing
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Jazz
  • Lego
  • Music
  • Orienteering
  • Pipe Band
  • Public Speaking
  • Real Tennis
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • After School Club
  • Airport Services
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Breakfast Club
  • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
  • Dairy Intolerance
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Nut Allergies
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wrap Around Care


  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Bursaries
  • Choral
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English
  • This is a boys-only school but its Pre-School or Nursery takes both boys and girls
  • This is a non-selective school

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 13
Annual Day Fees *21420 to 0
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *32670 to 0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *32670 to 0
Flexi BoardingYes
* Currency: Argentinian Pesos

Number Of Pupils

59Full Boarding0
43Weekly Boarding0
Boys Girls

Number Of Staff

Full-time: 45
Part-time: 25

% Pupils Gaining
GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

% Pupils Gaining
A Level Grades A – C

% Pupils Going
To University