Fast Facts
York House

Fast Facts

York House

York House is a co-educational preparatory school for pupils aged 3-13.  The school was founded in 1910 and has been on our current site since 1966.

The school is a registered charity and is a member of IAPS (The Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools), ISBA (The Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association) & AGBIS (The Association of Governing Boards of Independent Schools.)

School Site

  • Historic Listed building alongside modern purpose-built school facilities.
  • 50 Acres
  • 8 sports pitches, Smallholding with rescue animals, 25-metre swimming pool, obstacle course and outdoor classroom (the cabin) artificial-grass multi-use sports pitch.
  • Drama Studio, Art Studio, library, IT room, Sports Hall, Music Room, Dining Hall, Pre Prep hall.
  • 27 classrooms.

School Life

  • Student Numbers: 403 pupils (as of Summer 2023)
  • More than 100 extracurricular activities and clubs
  • Wrap around care from 0730 - 1800
  • York House pupils represent the school in badminton, cricket, cross-country, fencing, football, general knowledge, hockey, mathematics, music, rounders, rugby, swimming & triathlon
  • The school puts high importance, and time commitment, to curriculum areas such as Art, Drama, Music, Outdoor Education & Sport

Academic Overview

  • Average class size: 16 (with the maximum from Reception upwards being 18)
  • Around one-third of pupils typically leave at 11+ to selective and desirable state schools
  • 13+ destinations are normally around three-quarters to day schools and one quarter to boarding schools