Independent schools in Yorkshire

Discover independent schools in Yorkshire – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Leeds, York, Halifax, Sheffield, Harrogate, Bradford, Scarborough and Wakefield.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Yorkshire

Entry to pre-prep is normally in the year a child reaches age 5 but some schools offer a nursery provision for the early years as well. Prep schools start at age 8 and go through until transition to senior school at either 11 or 13 years. Some schools offer every stage from pre-prep, prep and senior providing a single school foundation for a child.

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Ackworth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ashville College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Aysgarth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Belmont Grosvenor School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Birkdale School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Bootham School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Bradford Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Cundall Manor School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Fulneck School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Gateways School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Giggleswick School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Harrogate Ladies' College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Hill House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Hipperholme Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Hymers College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Lady Lane Park School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Moorfield School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Moorlands School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Mount St Mary's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Mylnhurst Preparatory School and Nursery
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Pocklington School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Queen Mary's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Read School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    Richmond House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Rishworth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Scarborough College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Sheffield Girls'
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Silcoates School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Peter's School York
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Terrington Hall School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Froebelian School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Gleddings Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    The Grammar School at Leeds
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    The Mount School Huddersfield
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Mount School York
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    Tranby
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Westbourne School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Westville House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Woodhouse Grove School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Yarm School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Senior schools in Yorkshire

    Entry to senior school is normally at age 11 or 13. Some senior schools also offer a pre-prep and prep, providing a single foundation for a child without the need to change schools.

    Scroll right to see all the details about the schools below, including size and type.

    Ackworth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ashville College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Birkdale School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Bootham School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Bradford Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Cundall Manor School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Fulneck School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Gateways School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Giggleswick School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Harrogate Ladies' College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Hill House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Hipperholme Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Hymers College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Mount St Mary's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Pocklington School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Queen Margaret's
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Queen Mary's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Read School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Rishworth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Scarborough College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Sheffield Girls'
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Silcoates School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Peter's School York
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The Grammar School at Leeds
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The Mount School York
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Tranby
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Westbourne School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Woodhouse Grove School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Yarm School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils