Schools Harrogate

School Open Days

Brackenfield is a small, independent school with a friendly, family feel for pupils aged 2 to 11. The school is idyllically located in the Duchy conservation area of Harrogate.

Brackenfield offers:


Brackenfield is unique in Harrogate in that it is not directly associated with any senior school and pupils leaving Year 6 move on to a mix of independent and state secondary schools.  Selecting the right school for your child is a very big decision, particularly when making that choice at birth.  We look at each child’s unique strengths, abilities and learning style to advise you on next steps, whether this be in independent or state education.

We invite all children wishing to join Brackenfield to spend a day at the school. This allows them to meet some current pupils and to experience life at Brackenfield for themselves. These Taster Days also enable staff to become acquainted with pupils prior to admission to the school.

To book a visit or taster day please contact:

Tel : 01423 508558



Harrogate Ladies College Open Days and Year 7 Taster Day

Open Days are a great way to find out more about the next school in your daughter’s educational journey.  Harrogate Ladies’ College are doing things a little differently this year with a mix of socially distanced personal events and online events:

Open Day – Friday 25th September, 9-5pm

Virtual Open Day – Saturday 26th September, 1-2pm

Year 7 Taster Day Virtual Parent Presentation – Thursday 15th October, 7.30-8.30pm

Year 7 Virtual Taster Day (for Prep 6 girls) – Saturday 17th October, 9.30am – 1pm

To register please call, email or go online

01423 537045

October 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We look forward to welcoming prospective families to GSAL for our annual Open Morning on Saturday 10 October 2020 from 9.00am to 12:00pm.  Really get a flavour of what GSAL has to offer – take a tour, meet and chat to teachers and pupils, take part in some of our fun activities and watch some sports matches.  We would recommend arriving before 10.30am to make sure you can fit everything in!

All pupils aged 3 to 18 are based at Alwoodley Gates. Rose Court has now closed.  Our new Primary School at Alwoodley Gates caters for children from nursery to Year 6.

Please register if you would like to visit us on Open Morning.

October 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Thursday 15 October for our Sixth Form Open Evening.  Everyone welcome; families new to GSAL and current Year 11 GSAL students and their families. Meet our sixth form team and current students, get an insight into sixth form life at GSAL and find out more about the subjects you can study.  The Sixth Form at The Grammar School at Leeds will enable you to experience the very best of both academic endeavour and have the opportunity to excel in a wide range of extracurricular activities on offer.

The event starts at 5pm.  Families are able to visit the various subject and information stands at their leisure.

There will be a welcome talk for families new to GSAL at 5pm. There will be a short talk for current GSAL students and their families at 5.45pm, which will be repeated at 6.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family.  Please register below if you would like to attend.

 Register here

If government guidelines do not allow this event to take place on site we will run the event virtually and inform you of the arrangements by email.

Harrogate Grammar School


For our Open Morning virtual event, you can find a short welcome from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Director of Lower School, there is also a small virtual tour of the school and answers to FAQs.

In October, we will be holding a far more comprehensive virtual open event with a detailed presentation about the school from the Headteacher, introductions to subject areas, testimonials from students and information regarding Catering, Admissions, Learning Support and the PTA. We hope between these two virtual events you will have all the information you need to help you decide which secondary school is right for your child, if you do have any further queries please contact


Rosset School

Virtual Open Day, Sat 3rd October 2020 9.30am onwards.

Register your interest here.