Aysgarth School is situated in Newton-le-Willows, Bedale at the gateway of Wensleydale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. This rural setting is sheltered from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Aysgarth is a purpose built School with extensive grounds and sports pitches stretching over 50 acres. The School is surrounded by farm land.
Boys of all abilities and interests can benefit from an Aysgarth education. We encourage the boys to excel at whatever they enjoy, whether it is academic, music, sport or the arts. The curriculum is broad and we teach boys in ability groups to enable them to develop at the appropriate rate. Our Skills Development team assists those with learning or behavioural difficulties across the ability range.
By road: Just 10 mins off the A1, the School is conveniently accessible daily from places such as Catterick Garrison, Ripon, Harrogate and Northallerton.
By train: Our nearest stations are Northallerton (20 minutes) and Darlington (30 minutes) both on the fast main line from London to Scotland. Members of staff escort boys on the trains to and from Edinburgh and London at half term and weekend exeats.
By air: Durham Tees Valley Airport is the nearest airport (45 minutes) and Newcastle and Leeds-Bradford are both about one hour away. Manchester Airport is 2 hours drive.
Our pupils come from across the UK as well as from overseas. For weekends out (exeats) and half terms, we escort boys on the trains to and from London and Edinburgh, allowing boys to experience a top-class education in a rural setting. Local children often start in our Pre-Prep (for boys and girls aged 3 -8 years) and then move on to the Prep School as a day boy or boarder.
From the heated indoor swimming pool to the incredible new sports hall, the floodlit astroturf pitch and the theatre, Aysgarth offers fantastic facilities. Boys make the most of these opportunities and achieve recognition for their sporting, musical and acting performances, as well as enjoying the creative opportunities in the workshop and the art studio.