Independent schools in Yorkshire

Search for independent schools from across Yorkshire – nursery and prep (from early years to age 11 or 13) and senior (for entry at 11 or 13 years).

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Ashville College

Ashville College
DB Coed 3-18, Yorkshire

Ashville College is a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 located in in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

High-quality teaching and facilities make us one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools, with 840 pupils on average, of whom around 100 are boarders, comprising international, British and UK Forces pupils.

Founded in 1877, Ashville has a proud past, and an even brighter future, yet our ethos and values remain loyal to our Methodist traditions, where each child is known and nurtured within a caring, safe and supportive environment.



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Aysgarth School

Aysgarth School
DB Boys 3-13, Girls 3-8, Yorkshire

Aysgarth School is a independent prep school for boys aged 3 to 13 and girls aged 3 to 13 in North Yorkshire.

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Belmont Grosvenor School

Belmont Grosvenor School
D Coed 3m-11, Yorkshire

Belmont Grosvenor School is a down to earth and nurturing school where children are challenged to make outstanding progress in a magical countryside setting and gain the strong foundations to thrive in our fast-changing world.

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Birkdale School

Birkdale School
D Coed 4-18, Yorkshire

Birkdale is a very successful and friendly independent day school for children aged from 4 to 18, amounting altogether to 770+ pupils. The School has a strong Christian ethos.  From September 2020, we began the process of moving from being a school for boys with a co-educational sixth form to being a fully co-educational school.

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Bradford Grammar School

Bradford Grammar School
D Coed 11-18, Yorkshire

Bradford Grammar Senior School is a selective school for boys and girls aged from 11-18, holding no catchment boundaries and a strong reputation for outstanding teaching.

We develop well-rounded individuals and educate pupils with the life skills that they need to achieve success in their adult lives.  Our aim is to make learning a pleasure in a happy, stimulating environment and give each child the confidence and drive to achieve their full potential.

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Bronte House

Bronte House
D Coed 3-11, Yorkshire

Brontë House School is a co-educational school for children aged 3-11 years. Set in its own grounds near to our Senior School, Woodhouse Grove, we have an outstanding reputation for first class care and education. We provide a challenging and safe environment, which encourages creativity and stimulates curiosity and learning.

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The Froebelian School

The Froebelian School
D Coed 3-11, Yorkshire

'The pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptional.’ The Independent Schools Inspectorate 2017

The Froebelian School is one of the North's leading independent schools for children aged 3 to 11 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

Children are at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate that all children enjoy a positive experience at school each and every day. Our aim is to provide a first class all-round education in which both the unique needs of our children

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Harrogate Ladies' College

Harrogate Ladies' College
DB Girls 11-18, Yorkshire

Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s leading independent day and boarding schools for girls aged 11 to 18 years.

Senior school years are perhaps the most critical in terms of shaping long term futures, but we believe that they should also be exciting, inspiring and stimulating – a time of building confidence, increasing independence; and of becoming comfortable with who you are.

At Harrogate Ladies’ College we focus on providing girls with an all round education which will ensure that they have the best possible opportunities when they move on to the next stage in their lives. 

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Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s leading independent day and boarding schools for girls aged 11 to 18 years.

Senior school years are perhaps the most critical in terms of shaping long term futures, but we believe that they should also be exciting, inspiring and stimulating – a time of building confidence, increasing independence; and of becoming comfortable with who you are.

At Harrogate Ladies’ College we focus on providing girls with an all round education which will ensure that they have the best possible opportunities when they move on to the next stage in their lives. 

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Highfield Prep School

Highfield Prep School
DB Coed 2-11, Yorkshire

Highfield Prep School is a leading independent prep school for boys and girls aged 4-11 years in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 

Highfield Prep School celebrates an important and wonderful stage in a child’s development.  From the very first day at school we aim to make this a happy, exciting and inspiring journey towards senior school. 

Children join Highfield Prep from across Harrogate and the surrounding area and are taught in small class sizes which enable us to focus on their individual development.  This approach helps our children to achieve their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.  They have a strong sense of who they are and of the world around them.

By the time children leave us they’re fully equipped to tackle the next stage in their educational career and go on to achieve great things beyond our school.

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Moorlands School

Moorlands School
D Coed 2-11, Yorkshire

Moorlands School is an IAPS school for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We are conveniently located off the ring road, at Weetwood Lane, North Leeds, it is a beautiful building within leafy grounds and has ample off road parking. Hidden away from the busy roads but yet easily accessible from Wetherby, Harrogate and Otley as well as all the suburbs of Leeds, we offer a perfect location for your child to learn and play in a secure and picturesque setting.

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The Mount School

The Mount School
DB Boys 2-4, Girls 2-19, Yorkshire

The Mount School is an exceptional independent day and boarding Quaker school for girls aged 3 to 18 years. We are a leading light in educating girls and understanding their needs, enabling them to believe nothing is beyond their reach. 

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Pocklington School

Pocklington School
DB Coed 3-18, Yorkshire

Pocklington is an inclusive, family focussed and academic school that offers incredible experiences inside and outside the classroom. 

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Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
D Boys 11-19, Yorkshire

QEGS Wakefield is a happy, friendly and caring school in which pupils thrive and are valued for their individual contribution to the school community. First class academic results are testimony to the dedication of our excellent teaching staff and enviable facilities. QEGS is one of the best independent boys' schools in the North and many pupils travel some distance to join us.

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Queen Margaret's

Queen Margaret's
DB Girls 11-18, Yorkshire

Queen Margaret’s is an independent school for independent girls. We are a school that encourages every girl to confidently pursue her interests; girls at QM are recognised for their willingness to try everything that life has to offer them.

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Queen Mary's School

Queen Mary's School
DB Boys 4-6, Girls 4-16, Yorkshire

Queen Mary's is a girls day and boarding school. Co-educational Early Years and Pre-Prep department for day pupils aged 4 to 7. Girls have the chance to excel in music, sport and drama and can perform in public at least once a term. Excellent reputation for pastoral care as well as high academic achievement. Many opportunities for outdoor pursuits, riding and on site stables. Christian ethos.

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Richmond House School

Richmond House School
D Coed 3-11, Yorkshire

Richmond House School is an independent, co-educational primary school providing the highest standards of education for children aged 3-11 in Far Headingley, North Leeds.

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St Peter's School York

St Peter's School York
DB Coed 2-18, Yorkshire

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

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Terrington Hall School

Terrington Hall School
DB Coed 3-13, Yorkshire

Terrington Hall Preparatory, a boarding and day school for pupils aged 3-13, stands within North Yorkshire’s Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in sight of the cathedral city of York. Established in 1921 on the site of a Georgian rectory, the school continues to provide an education rooted in Christian traditions, promoting tolerance, integrity, manners and service whilst developing the potential of every child to the best that he or she can be.

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Wakefield Girls' High School

Wakefield Girls' High School
D Girls 11-19, Yorkshire

Wakefield Girls' High School has been recognised as one of the very best schools in the world with accredited as a High Performance Learning World Class School.

The accreditation award recognises schools at the forefront of educational thinking with exceptional outcomes for students. Under the leadership of Headteacher, Ms Boyes, Wakefield Girls’ High School is part of an elite global community of schools from Dubai to Mexico who routinely share practice and support each other.

While GCSE and A Level results are high at Wakefield Girls’, success is not limited to exam results; it is about achieving academic excellence alongside a holistic education. From confidence, collaboration and risk-taking to perseverance, resilience, agile thinking and concern for society - the school ensures that the girls they teach are prepared for study, work and life. 



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Woodhouse Grove School

Woodhouse Grove School
DB Coed 11-18, Yorkshire

Woodhouse Grove was founded in 1812 and is a co-educational day and boarding school with 1085 pupils aged from 3 to 18 years (345 of which are in our junior school, Bronte House).

At Woodhouse Grove, we appreciate that every child is a unique individual and this is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to motivate pupils academically and beyond the classroom and to provide an educational environment designed to allow students to fully participate in school life.

We offer a rich, challenging and dynamic curriculum and want our students to ask questions of the world around them with an open mind; to have the character to listen to others, but also to stand up for their beliefs. We encourage our pupils to ‘give back’ to their community and we believe that this well-rounded, diverse approach is the key to building academic and personal confidence. Ultimately, our objective is to provide our students with the drive and aspiration to become the very best version of themselves that they can be.

Set in idyllic grounds near Leeds, the school is opposite Apperley Bridge train station and within four miles of Leeds Bradford Airport. We have high standards and an all-encompassing approach to education and our outstanding facilities reflect this. A recording studio, 230 seater theatre, sports halls, swimming pool and climbing wall are all within our 70 acre campus.

 

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