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|Motto||Membra sumus corporis magni
(We are members of a great body)
|Deputy Head||Suzanne Hall|
|Founder||Religious Society of Friends|
|DfE URN||121722 Tables|
|Former Pupils||Bootham Old Scholars Association|
Bootham School is an independent Quaker boarding school in the city of York in North Yorkshire, England. It was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and opened on 6 January 1823 in Lawrence Street, York. Its first headmaster was William Simpson (1823-1828). He was followed by John Ford (1828-c.1865).
The school's motto Membra Sumus Corporis Magni means "We are members of a great body", quoting Seneca the Younger (Epistle 95, 52). Well known former pupils include the 19th-century parliamentary leader John Bright, mathematician Lewis Fry Richardson ("father of fractals"), historian A.J.P Taylor, the Nobel peace prize winner of 1959 Philip John Noel-Baker, Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood and Stuart Rose, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer.
Bootham was ranked at 43rd in the 2011 Independent Schools A-Levels League Tables.
- Bootham School Register. Compiled under the direction of a committee of O.Y.S.A., 1914, with revised eds. 1935, 1971, 2010.
- JS Rowntree, Friends' Boys' School, York a Sketch of its History 1829–1878 (1879)
- FE Pollard Bootham School 1823–1923 (JM Dent and Sons, 1926)
- SK Brown Bootham School York 1823–1973 (author, 1973)