Schools Harrogate

School Open Days

Please visit our blogs for all up to date information on Open Days in 2021 (for Sept 2022 start)

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Our first open morning of 2022 is taking place on Tuesday 25th January 2022 and we’d love for YOU to join us.

It’s a very informal morning – please get in touch to book a time to visit between 9.30 and 11.30am by emailing us at or just turn up on the day, you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome. And remember if you can’t make the 25th, EVERY day at BGS is an open day so just get in touch to arrange a suitable time.

Our school is located in Swarcliffe Hall – just up the hill from St James’s Church in Birstwith – a stunning Gothic mansion with connections to the Bronte family.

Follow the drive all the way to the end and park your car outside our bright red front door Here you’ll meet members of staff who will take you on an individual tour of BGS, tailored to your particular area of interest in our school.

It might be that your maternity leave is drawing to an end and you are looking for a nursery place for your first-born; you could be thinking about Reception intake for September 2022; or you may be looking to move your child from his/her current school – whatever point in your child’s educational journey, we can help you at BGS.

Our personal tours allow you to meet our teachers and pupils, observe lessons, view our facilities as well as ask as many questions as you like.

We don’t prepare any one-off special demonstrations or plan anything out of the ordinary for our open morning – we know that what teachers do and how our pupils learn all day, every day is the best showcase for our family school. BGS is a school where happy children make happy progress.
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We personalise visits for anyone thinking about joining our Federation family.  Please contact either school office to arrange a visit anytime this term.

Both schools warmly welcome children from their villages, as well as Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.  All children in our Federation benefit from starting school life in Spofforth School’s dedicated Early Years class with its fantastic outdoor provisions.

Spofforth: 01937 590655

Follifoot: 01423 87258

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Please come and see what it means to be a member of Team GR!

Choosing a school can be a difficult decision, we believe that the best way to be informed is to visit the school and see the children and teachers in action.

This year we are delighted to be offering personalised one-to-one tours with the Headteacher, Mr Parkhouse, where you can see the whole school and ask any questions you may have.

We are an inclusive and welcoming school and we offer a learning community that embraces every opportunity to offer an exciting, social, multi-cultural and pioneering educational experience for each and every one of our learners.

To book your appointment please either ring the school office on 01423 506060 or email Mrs Pitt
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This year New Park is offering in-person or virtual tours with the headteacher for prospective families. These will take place after school and you can book by contacting the school office ( or completing the form here: You can see a short film on our website ( and social media pages and we post most days on Facebook and Twitter (@NewParkPri), these give you a great flavour of what New Park is all about – lots of fun and lots of learning!

New Park has been over-subscribed for the last two years, reflecting our fantastic progress and rapid improvement. We’re a school that is at the heart of our community, and we’re proud to be opening Harrogate’s first community grocery to go alongside our family allotment plots and bedtime story library. Our Nursery and Reception Provision is going from strength-to-strength and we have secured funding to redesign our outdoor area – we can’t wait to show you around!
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Book your personal tour at Willow Tree Primary School today!

Willow Tree Primary School are holding individual school tours for parents or carers who are looking for a Reception or Nursery place for September 2022. Making a decision about which school is right for your child can be difficult and we believe the best way to find out about us is to visit us in person.

It’s a great opportunity to see Willow Tree in action and get first-hand experience of all our school has to offer. We’re offering individual family tours between now and Christmas and these will be led our Headteacher and Deputy Heads, Mrs Davey, Mrs Daggett and Mr Hughes. To book, please call 01423 883551 or email the school office –

If you’re unable to attend a tour with us, we’ve also created a virtual tour video, starring some of our pupils – the best people to showcase what we have to offer. Narrated by the children, it gives a unique view of what life at Willow Tree Primary School in all about. You can watch the tour here. You can also visit our website for more information about our school.

01423 883551
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