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Private Schools and Independent Schools in Leeds

Private Schools and Independent Schools in Leeds, including Private and Independent Schools for students living in Horsforth, Roundhay, Oakwood, Cookridge, Headingley, Adel, Chapel Allerton, Moortown, Meanwood, Alwoodley.

Ashville College is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18.



The Pre-Prep School (ages 3-7) offers a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum suited to all pupils across the full age and ability range. Acorns at Ashville is the Pre-School class at the Pre-Prep school. Children can join the Acorns at the start of the term they turn three. Acorns at Ashville follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The focus for the EYFS is learning through play and Acorns offers the very best in play-based learning experiences for your child.

Ashville Junior School (aged 7-11) and the Senior school (age 11-18) pursue a traditional academic curriculum underpinned and promoted by a strong pastoral system which enhances academic performance. Generously staffed and resourced, Ashville knows its pupils well. It is large enough to provide a competitive experience for its pupils across the disciplines – academic, sporting, creative, performing arts – yet organised in such a way that no-one is left out or allowed to drift.

Come and Visit Us!

The best way to experience Ashville College is to pay us a visit. We would be delighted to welcome you to the school for a tour of the campus and a meeting with the Headmaster at a time that is convenient for you. If you would like to arrange a tour or find out more please contact our Admissions Department on 01423 724 863 or

01423 724 863


It’s an exciting time for The Froebelian School, Horsforth, as we begin to reveal our future investment and development plans for our Early Years Foundation Stage, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths); and Sport, as well as 51 weeks a year provision for all children from the age of three.

Offers of places for our 2021 Lower Kindergarten class (3-4 year olds) are about to be issued to the next generation of Froebelian pupils who will reap the benefits of these plans. Read more here about how The Froebelian School can provide your child with their ‘flying start’.

Boys and girls aged 3 -1 1Clarence Road, Horsforth, LS18 4LB.  Tel: 0113 258304

0113 258 3047

Gateways is a small, non-selective, highly successful independent school for boys and girls aged 2-18 years situated in Harewood village, north of Leeds.

We believe in the numerous benefits that come with our size;  investment into keeping class sizes small, our subject offering wide and our facilities up to date is of paramount importance.

In our Prep School, the maximum class size is 18.  By being part of a whole school campus, our pupils have regular use of our fantastic school facilities, including a theatre, sports hall, dance and drama studio. In addition to this we have recently added a Prep art studio and a covered outdoor learning space.

We are proud to be regularly placed in the top ten schools nationally for Value Added and are currently no 1 in the UK for Valued Added in Science, Maths, Computer Science, Latin and PE. The reason for this is simple – small class sizes and a focus on the individual. This is further demonstrated in our examination results; in 2020, 70% of all GSCE grades were at grade 7 and above and 79% of all A Levels were awarded at A*/A grade.

At Gateways every child is known and thrives as a result.

Visit our website or call Admissions on 0113 288 6345 for more information or to arrange a visit.

0113 288 6345



Join us on Saturday 13 March 2021 for our Whole School Open Morning

 9.30am to 12.30pm

We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Morning, for children from 3 months old through to Year 13.

This Open Day – held online – will start with a talk by our Principal, Mr Jeff Smith, followed by the opportunity to talk to our Heads of School, key subject and support staff, and current students and parents in the relevant school for your family.

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

To book your place, visit our website to fill in the short registration form with your preferences for the day HERE.

Richmond House School is an excellent rated independent school for children aged 3 – 11 years in North Leeds. We offer a warm, nurturing, family environment where everyone knows each other, small class sizes of a maximum of 18, along with specialist teaching from Nursery to Year 6 in Music, PE, Languages and Outdoor Learning. Above all, we believe our children are happy and enjoy coming to school.

We recognise that all our pupils have different strengths and characteristics and our small class sizes allow us to identify and build on individual talents. We are renowned for exceptional standards of education with the top grade of “excellent” across the board in the most recent full ISI inspection and consistently outstanding 11+ examination results.

The school boasts extensive facilities, including 10 acres of sports fields, an Outdoor Learning area with an outdoor classroom and a large private car park. We also have a new Nursery and Reception building, which has been designed to create the optimal learning environment for our youngest pupils.
We are holding our next Open Day event on Saturday 3rd October 2020 by appointment only, please contact or call 0113 275 2670 for details or if you would like to arrange an individual visit at another time.

Richmond House School, 168-172 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5LG.

0113 2752670


Fulneck School

Fulneck School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18.  Situated in a traditional English village just 5 miles from Leeds city centre. With easy access by air, rail and road, yet set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Fulneck School is an ideal choice for parents looking for a day or boarding school for their children.

Fulneck School, Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8DS. Tel: 0113 257 0235

Moorlands School

The oldest prep school in Leeds. Large enough to have great facilities but small enough for all the children to be known by the staff and each other. Boys and girls from 2 to 11 years of age.

Foxhill Drive, Weetwood Lane, Far Headingley, LS16 5PF.  Tel: 0113 2785286

The Grammar School at Leeds

The Grammar School at Leeds is one of the UK’s leading independent, co-educational schools. We are committed to caring for our pupils as well as educating them. Our aim is to help them develop their individual abilities and talents within an ethic of teamwork, friendship and mutual respect.

Boys and girls from 3 to 18 years of age

Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, LS17 8GS, Tel: 0113 2291552