Our summer school takes place at Askham Bryan College’s York Campus, set in a peaceful countryside location yet only 8 km from the vibrant and historic city centre of York. The York campus was originally built in 1936 and has a good range of facilities including ensuite & standard accommodation, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, dining room, students’ union, extensive grounds and even its own wildlife park. The programme includes 3 half day excursions per week by private coach, two of which are to York.

Centre capacity: approximately 200 students
York, Askham Bryan - outside seating off dining room


  • Single ensuite accommodation in 3 halls of residence (63 bedrooms per hall) . Shared kitchen & separate lounge on each floor
  • Single standard accommodation in 5 houses (10 bedrooms per house). Washbasins in each bedroom and shared bathrooms. Shower ratio 1:5
  • Rooms cleaned and bed linen & towel changed once per week. Bedroom key, bed linen and one towel provided
  • Damage deposit of £40 taken on check-in and refunded on departure
York - Accommodation

Sports Facilities

  • Large sports halls with multi-use courts
  • Indoor sports include volleyball, basketball, 5-a-side football and badminton
  • 2 all-weather multi-purpose sports pitches
  • 2 grass football pitches
York - Sports

Other Facilities

  • Student Union bar area & disco for evening activities
  • Lecture theatre with large screen for films
  • Starbucks Coffee bar
  • Wildlife & conservation park
  • Conference Hall with stage & screen
  • Self-service laundry facilities (approx. £8 for a wash & dry)
York - Facilities


2 week activity programme includes:

  • 3 full day excursions to Liverpool, Manchester and Scarborough
  • 2 half day excursion to Leeds and Castle Howard
  • 4 half day visits to York city centre  by private coach
  • Entrances: Jorvik Centre or York Minster, Anfield Stadium and Castle Howard

Download our sample activity programme

York - Activities


Local travel

  • 8 km / 15 minutes by private coach to city centre
  • We only use private coaches for scheduled trips into York


  • Manchester: 90 minutes
  • Leeds/Bradford: 60 minutes
  • London Heathrow: 225 minutes

Campus address: Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR

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