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Aysgarth in the Media

Aysgarth School often appears in local and national media. Below are some of the more recent appearances. To request full articles, please email

Tatler Schools Guide (2019)

Tatler's Schools Guide 2019 "Aysgarth is one of a small handful of schools still doing that all-boys, full-boarding thing - and doing it brilliantly". Click here to read the full article.

Living North  (October 2018)

Paul Barlow talks about the pastoral care on offer at Aysgarth. Click here to read the full article.

Yorkshire Life - A+  (Sept 2018)

The Aysgarth record scholarshop tally featured within the news section of this months magazine. Click here to read the full article.

School Life  (Sept 2018)

"Long known as one of the best prep schools in the North". Click here to read the full article.

Darlington and Stockton Times  (March 2018)

The Aysgarth Winter Olympics. Click here to read the full article.

Harrogate Living  (May 2017)

Rob Morse writes about technology.  Click here to read the full article.

Darlington and Stockton Times (May 2017)

The Senior Choir raising funds for the organ restoration at St Paul's Church. Click here to read the full article.

Yorkshire Life (March 2017)

Rob Morse talks to Jo Haywood about the benefits of boarding. Click here to read the full article.

Darlington and Stockton Times (May 2017)

Brothers captain the winning cricket teams. Click here to read the full article.

Darlington and Stockton Times (March 2017)

Fantastic turnout of pupils, parents and staff to annual cross-country race held at Aysgarth School. Click here to read the full article.

Scrum Magazine  (March 2017)

Rob Morse talks about rugby from a teachers view. Click here to read the full article.

Yorkshire Life (March 2017)

Rufus Horyold-Strickland is featured as one to watch in Yorkshire Life Magazine A+. Click here to read the full article.

Tatler Schools Guide (2017)

Tatler's Schools Guide 2014 "They believe in letting boys be boys at Aysgarth, the only single-sex boarding prep north of Oxford." Click here to read the full article.

School House: A cool North (Autumn 2016)

Charlotte Fairburn scales a few peaks and crosses a few moors to find a northern powerhouse of schools with their own distinctive and compelling attractions. Click here to read the article.

BSA Guide: Boys only? (September 2016)

Rob Morse's article on why the case has never been stronger for single sex education. Click here to read the article.

Darlington & Stockton Times (June 2015)

A farwell to Anthony Goddard on his retirement.Click here to read the article.


 School Life: The Country Life Guide to Good Schools (Autumn 2014)

Paradise for northern boys. The once austere regime at Aysgarth has been transformed into a boys' heaven. Tessa Waugh pays a visit. Click here to read the article.



Yorkshire Life Magazine (December 2013)

Matthew Pinsent Returns to Aysgarth School to open the new sports hall. Yorkshire Life reported that Sir Matthew took to the rowing machines with fellow Old Aysgarthian Dan Howie to help finish a 150,000 rowathon organised by the School. Photos of the evening were included.


School House Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2013)

Why British boarding Prep schools have never been so popular. School House Magazine reported that "A sense of creating a world apart from the stresses and strains of modern life is something echoed by Anthony Goddard, head of Aysgarth Preparatory School".


Living North Magazine (July 2012)

The 2012 Aysgarth Foundation Party took place on 30th June. Living North included photos of  the evening within the society pages, reporting that £101,000 was raised on one night for our new Sports Hall.


Rugby World (March 2012)

In this issue they reported that "Aysgarth remained unbeaten in 14 games, including two wins in Scotland. The best was at Cargilfield where great defence saw Aysgarth receive a score of 19-12 after No. 8 Ethan Madronal had grabbed a hat-trick of tries".

First Eleven magazine (Spring Issue, 2012)

Aysgarth Junior boys feature on the front cover and the School appears in sports news and a feature about boarding schools in the North. "Eton may be relatively far from Aysgarth but it is one of the main feeders...the rural setting is appealing to parents and they feel the ethos of the school is less pressurised but the results are good..". One of our parents Celina Carter is quoted in the feature to say "Aysgarth provides the perfect balance between delivering a rounded education and creating a fun and homely environment in which the boys can flourish".

Spectator's Guide to Independent Schools, 2011.

Following a visit to the School by journalist John McEwen, he wrote about Aysgarth staying to true to its original purpose, "finding itself not only distinct but paradoxically progressive, and in a position to demonstrate why educating the sexes separately is also thought for solid reasons, to be the better way".


At the launch of its 2010 guide, Tatler announced that Aysgarth was the winner of the 'Best Prep School'.

Tatler's Schools Guide 2014 "Aysgarth is the only all-boys prep in this part of England and is non- selective. All they look for is 'bags of enthusiasm'. It's 90 per cent boarding and there are lots of high jinks in the 50 acres of grounds (ferreting with the maths master is popular, we hear). Great Boy's Own adventure trips too: camping in the Dales or sleeping on hay bales in Scotland. Leavers skip on to Eton, Harrow, Shrewsbury, Radley - you name it. An inspector says, unofficially, that parents from the South would flock to Aysgarth if they knew how good it was. We've been singing its praises for years, but clearly need to turn up the volume.”.