ACS International School

Chapter House Preparatory School

Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom YO26 9SS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 10
Annual Day Fees£3081 to £8925
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£20250 to £25500
Annual Full Boarding Fees£25875 to £27807

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
58Day38
17Full Board7
0Weekly0
75Total45

Number of Staff

Full-time: 15
Part-time: 5

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Karen Kilkenny, BSc (Hons) QTS


Chapter House Preparatory School is special because, in everything we do, we try that little bit harder to learn, enjoy and find self-expression. We prepare children of all levels of ability to act with confidence and consideration as we equip them with the academic background to succeed in the Key Stage Tests and, later, in senior school.

We share our magnificent campus with Queen Ethelburga’s and provide facilities of the highest standard for the children at work and play. Our Kindergarten provides all year round care for children aged 3 months to 3 years. Boys and girls from 3 to 11 years are eligible to join us for their pre-preparatory and preparatory education. Day pupils may stay until 6 pm or later, if this is more convenient for their parents. Residential facilities at the school are available for girls and boys from the age of around five and upwards. (Lower ages may be possible in exceptional circumstances.)

A Prospectus can only serve as a brief introduction to school life. For a real flavour of the special start in life that Chapter House gives, please pay us a visit and experience the happy and industrious atmosphere for yourself. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Mandy Pickles
Head Teacher
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    What we offer

    • Environmental studies
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Photography
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
    • Rowing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Hearing
    • Dyslexia
    • Language
    • Epilepsy

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Other bursaries
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Junior school entry
    • Siblings
    • Senior school entry
    • Boarding
    • Other scholarships
    • 6th Form

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • BSA
    • ISA Independent
    • ISC

    Religious Affliations:

    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

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