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 one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools for pupils aged 2-18.

A happy and caring school, Ashville offers high-quality teaching, exciting co-curricular activities, excellent facilities, and a strong focus on pastoral care, where every child feels encouraged and valued. It is a place where children and young people thrive, and leave ‘future ready’ for life beyond school.

Founded in 1877, Ashville is located a 20-minute walk away from Harrogate town centre, and consists of Ashville Acorns Pre-Prep for 2 to 5-year-olds, and Ashville’s Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Ashville College is a member of the HMC, BSA, ISC, and NEASC, and an associate member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.

To get a true sense of life at Ashville College, we would recommend a visit. If you would like to arrange a tour, attend an open event or find out more, please contact our friendly Admissions team on 01423 724863 or or visit our website.

01423 724 863
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Gateways is a small, highly successful independent day 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. The reason for this is simple – small class sizes and a focus on the individual. This is further demonstrated in our examination results; in 2022, almost half of all GSCE grades were at grade 7 and above and 26% of all A Levels were awarded at 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



Harrogate Ladies’ College is a leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 2-18, located in the Duchy area of Harrogate.

We have been educating inspirational women for nearly 130 years and we aim to inspire the next generation of women to be brave, bold, challenge perceptions and to know that anything is possible with hard work, determination and perseverance. The size of our family of schools means that we know all of our pupils as individuals, the way their parents know them; this enables us to work with them and challenge them to achieve more both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our pupils achieve excellent exam results at both GCSE and A level with particularly high grades in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Outside of the classroom there are many opportunities for pupils to excel in a wide range of specialist fields including Sports, Drama and Music. With over 50+ extra-curricular clubs and societies (many pupil-led) there is always something new to try.

We offer a range of weekly, flexible and occasional boarding options and comprehensive school transport covering a wide geographical area around Leeds and Wetherby.

Rated Excellent in All areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in their last inspection report, Harrogate Ladies’ College has been named a finalist for the annual Girls’ School of the Year award.

To find out more, or to book a personal tour and a meeting with our Principal, please contact the Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or email

Harrogate Ladies’ College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate HG1 2QG

01423 537045
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Richmond House School is an independent preparatory school and nursery for children aged 2-11 years, situated on the Otley Road in Far Headingley, North Leeds.

We provide an outstanding education, that realises the unique potential of each child that comes through our doors.

Why Richmond House?

 Academic excellence

First-rate preparation for secondary education. Our pupils consistently achieve outstanding 11+ examination results.

Small class sizes

Maximum 18 children per class.

Extensive facilities

10 acres of sports fields, outdoor learning area and yurt, secret garden, adventure playground, art, DT, music and science rooms, library, computer suites, private car park.

Outstanding specialist teaching

Art, Drama, Languages, Music, Outdoor Pursuits, Science and Sport.

Wrap-around care 51 weeks a year

Exceptional care from 7:30am – 6:00pm during term time, with over 40 after school activities to enjoy. Holiday Club runs from 8:00am – 6:00pm during all school holidays. Fully flexible, tailored packages for the childcare you need when you need it.

Arrange your visit

We believe the best way to get a real feel for life at Richmond House is by visiting us. Sit down and chat with our Headteacher, Mrs Sharon Young, meet our dedicated teaching staff and enjoy chance to be toured round the campus by our pupils, whilst exploring our amazing facilities.


To arrange your visit call 0113 275 2670 or email

Richmond House School, 170 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5LG

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The Grammar School at Leeds is a leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18, based on the innovative diamond model of education.

Choosing your child’s school is one of the most important decisions a parent makes. The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is an award-winning and exceptional school and you can be assured that your child will have the opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential. GSAL provides a stimulating academic experience within a mutual respectful, kind and caring community. Each pupil’s interests, talents and well-being are nurtured by enthusiastic, well-qualified and dedicated staff.

Rose Court Nursery for three to four-year-olds provides each child with the very best start at GSAL in an environment rich in language, music, creativity and outdoor play. Our early years teachers will encourage your child to develop fundamental skills, overcome challenges, embrace diversity and kindness, all of which will help them grow a little every day and prepare them for their primary years and beyond.

GSAL was judged as an ‘excellent school’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in their last inspection report and was awarded the North Independent Secondary School of the decade in 2021 by the Sunday Times.

The state-of-the-art 128-acre site at Alwoodley Gates in north Leeds has an abundance of space and superb facilities.

The best way to experience what GSAL has to offer is to come and visit us. Please register for one of our open events or contact the admissions team. We look forward to meeting you.

0113 228 5121
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Froebelian School

Celebrating uniqueness, in a nurturing environment for your child to grow.
The Froebelian School, Horsforth is one of the North’s leading independent schools for children aged 3 – 11 years.  All 3 year old children attending The Froebelian School are currently eligible to claim the Free Early Education Entitlement up to and including the term in which the child is 5. Read more here about our competitive and flexible fee scale
Contact us on 0113 2583047 or email to arrange a visit.

The Froebelian School, Clarence Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4LB Tel: 0113 2583047 

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

Queen Ethelburga’s Whole School Open Day

18th November 2023

27th January 2024

9th March 2024

27th April 2024

Scheduled one-hour tours begin at 9:30 am and run every half hour until 11 am. After the tour, you will have time to meet our academic and admissions staff in The Atrium, where you can also enjoy a light lunch.

Book your place on the website.

Thorpe Underwood Estate, York YO26 9SS. Tel:01423 33 33 33