As new Headmaster, Chris Jeffery, takes up the reins of Bootham School a new record has been reached in the School’s history. This September the School has recorded its highest ever number of Sixth Form students, a total of 178, 28 of whom are new this term. Chris Jeffery said, “It’s really encouraging to step straight into the record books on my very first day as head, but of course this milestone in the School’s history is down to the growing reputation which the School is enjoying throughout the country and well beyond. At Bootham the broad education we offer is founded on a strongly held set of positive values which stem from our Quaker ethos. As my predecessor, Jonathan Taylor, said, in the summer, when commenting on the School’s A level results, a student’s individual exam success is only a part of what they take with them from their school days at Bootham.
Chris Jeffery has taken up post following 12 years as Head of the highly regarded Grange School in Cheshire. He is not new to York, however, having studied History at York University.