Schools Harrogate

School Open Days

Due to the current circumstances we will not be holding an open day this year. Instead Mrs Andrews, our Headteacher, will be giving individual tours of the external areas of our lovely village school. Please email our school office to arrange an appointment or call 01423 872491.


Please join us for our upcoming Reception Class Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 11 November.

Meet the Reception Teachers and Leadership Team as part of a live Q&A session, chat to our Admissions staff to find out more about the application process and take a virtual 360 campus tour to get a flavour of an outstanding education at Ashville College Prep School.



Register online

As we are unable to offer our traditional Open Day this year, we would like to invite you to book an individual visit with our Headteacher who will take you on a tour of the school to see what Beckwithshaw has to offer and meet our dedicated team.  Please call the school office to arrange a convenient date and time.  We will conduct these visits once this lockdown period has ended and current guidelines will be adhered to.

We offer forward thinking village education for your child, we all believe we are ‘Learning to learn…Learning for life.’

· A rural setting
· Small class sizes
· Outdoor play and activities
· Rich varied curriculum
· Enrichment day programme
· Wrap around care
· Easily accessible with good transport links

Contact Catherine Drury in the school office on 01423 504642 or email For more information visit their website

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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



This year there won’t be an open day but the Head Teacher will be  doing tours of the school, 1 family at a time. Parents just need to call the school and we will book them in at a convenient time for them.

Most of the tour will be outdoors but we will be able to safely tour parts of the inside of school, looking at the hall and libraries as these areas are not being used by the children at this time. Although we cannot go into classes, we can see into them as we tour inside. We would encourage adults only to attend, to help us maintain our corona-safety rules.

Prospective parents can also look at our webpage which includes a video of their Reception Classroom and outdoor space.

To book your tour please call 01423 563760.

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Video Tour

They will be holding personalised visits for anyone thinking of joining their Federation family.  Please contact either school office to arrange a visit anytime this Autumn term.

Both schools warmly welcome children from their villages, as well as Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.    All children in their Federation benefit from starting school life in Spofforth School’s Early Years class with its fantastic outdoor provisions.  Please see their new Federation website for further details.

Spofforth CE Primary School, School Lane.  Tel: 01937 590655.  Email:

Follifoot CE Primary School, Main Street.  Tel: 01423 872580.  Email:

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

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Highfield Prep School Open Day

Friday 9 October


We’re doing things a little differently this year and instead of our standard Open Day you can join us for a personal visit which will give you a sense of life at Highfield Prep School. It includes a 1-2-1 meeting with the Head of Highfield, Mr James Savile and a socially distanced tour of Highfield to observe lessons and activities taking place. To book an appointment please email visit or call 01423 537040

Highfield Prep School Virtual Open Day

Saturday 10 October


Highfield Prep School’s Virtual Open Day is an opportunity to find out what makes us as special place to learn from the comfort of your home! There will be a live presentation from Mrs Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College; Mr James Savile, Head of Highfield; pre-recorded videos by current pupils; a virtual tour of Highfield and Q&A with our Heads of Key Stage 1 and 2. To register please visit: email or call 01423 537040

2021 Reception Parent Virtual Information Evening

Wednesday 4 November


Highfield Prep School’s Reception Parent information evening is designed for parents with children who are due to start ‘big’ school in September 2021 and is a great way to find out more what life in our Reception classes holds! You can find out about a day in the life of a Reception child with our Head of EYFS and Key Stage 1, Mrs Skinner; meet Reception class teachers and specialist Sports, Drama and Music teachers and more. To register please visit: email or call 01423 537040

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We have a live Open Day, which will take place on Saturday 7th November 2020 10am-2pm
We offer personalised learning in a family atmosphere and we believe that ‘Together We LEARN’
. Rural setting
. Small class sizes
. Onsite Nursery class, starting from 2yrs old
. Forward thinking school
. Enrichment day programs
. Outdoor learning
. Wrap around care
. Become a part of our community
Come along to our Open Day, meet our amazing team and, see what we have to offer.
For further information please contact Heather in the school office on 01423 770576 or

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They have just published their 2021 New Starters video on Facebook and Twitter. You can watch the video here.

Join us on 10th October 2020 – for our Virtual Whole School Open Day!

Whole School Open Day

Saturday 10th October 2020

From 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Morning, for Kindergarten places 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.

We are hoping to also be able to welcome those families who wish to see our wonderful campus in person and will update those registered on the arrangements for this nearer the time, to ensure we are adhering to the latest UK Government guidance.

As we are unable to offer our traditional Open Day this year, we would like to invite you to book an individual visit with our Headteacher who will take you on a tour of the school to see what Ripley Endowed CE Primary School has to offer and meet our dedicated team.  Please call the school office to arrange a convenient date and time.  We will conduct these visits once this lockdown period has ended and current guidelines will be adhered to.

A small school that celebrates everyone’s talents. We Offer:
· Idyllic village setting
· Small class sizes
· Strong links with the village community, church, and farm
· Beautiful Grounds, Forest School, access to Castle grounds
· Enrichment Programme
· Wrap around Care
· Good transport links

Come along to one of our open days to see what Ripley has to offer and meet our devoted team.

Contact Samantha Randall in the school office on 01423 770160 or email 

For more information visit their website.

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At Rossett Acre Primary School, children are at the heart of everything we do. Our welcoming and friendly environment is complemented by high quality teaching and learning experiences, enveloped within an inclusive and meaningful curriculum where each individual child’s achievements are valued and celebrated. Our strong sense of community and commitment to nurture enables children to grow and develop to be successful, resilient lifelong learners, well-prepared for life now and in the future.

Our Ethos is driven by the Rossett Acre 3Cs of cultivating Curiosity, our unwavering commitment to Challenge at all levels and our recognition of the importance of our Community. This year we are unable to offer our usual Open Day visits. We would like to invite prospective families to view our Virtual School Tour to get a flavour of, and  a brief introduction to our fantastic school.

At Rossett Acre we believe in Excellence and Happiness for All, and we offer:

– A warm, friendly and welcoming school community

– Extensive grounds with lots of space to play and learn

– Open plan Early Years classrooms with access to outdoor learning

– An inclusive environment

– A dedicated Nurture Team

– Onsite wraparound care

For more information please contact the school office.


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If you are looking for a fantastic, nurturing and welcoming school for your child in September 2021, see… for more details. We look forward to welcoming new pupils and families into St Joseph’s school family.

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.

Willow Tree Primary School have created a new virtual tour narrated by the children to give a unique view of what life at the school in all about. You can watch the tour here. To make an appointment with the headteacher please call 01423 883551.

A little insight into Willow Tree Primary School:

A virtual trip to the bookshop for Willow Tree Primary School

Real life trips and visits might be off the cards for a while longer, but Willow Tree Primary School is determined to continue to raise the profile of reading for pleasure. Year 3 and Year 4 pupils were very lucky to receive an invite to ‘The Great Big Book Hullabaloo’ from the Little Ripon Bookshop. Each class received an exciting delivery which included top secret details for the event and a book from the author and illustrator they then got to meet virtually – Laura Ellen Anderson. Laura Ellen Anderson spoke to the excited children about her Amelia Fang books and gave them tips for developing characters in their own stories guiding them through two illustrations. They had a fantastic afternoon creating their drawings of Squashy the pumpkin for their own book cover!

Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader, Miss McCauley commented: “Author visits have previously been a regular event for us at school and we were determined that current restrictions weren’t going to stop these from happening. The children get so much out of meeting the people behind the stories they know and love. The afternoon was a huge success and it was fantastic to see the children so engaged with Laura’s talk – we can’t wait to apply what we learnt to our own illustrations and stories!”

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This year at Woodfield Primary School we would like to offer you the opportunity to look around our setting on either:

Tuesday 3rd November 3.45pm-5.30pm


Thursday 12th November 3.45pm- 5.30pm

The tour will include a visit to the classrooms, computer suite, library and outdoor provision. Prospective parents can also look at our website, which includes more information about our Reception Classroom and outdoor space.

The tours will be conducted one family at a time. All visits must be pre booked and we would encourage adults only to attend to help us maintain Covid-19 guidance.

To book your tour please contact the school office 01423 566494. Or email

If neither of these dates are convenient for you, please contact the school to see if we are able to arrange a visit for a time and date convenient for you.


Twitter: @SchoolWoodfield

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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.


Harrogate High School

We welcome parents and students in Years 5 & 6 to join us for our Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 30th September and Open Day on Friday 9th October. Let us show you what Harrogate High School can offer you!

Virtual Live Open Evening

Wednesday 30th September, 6.00 – 7.00pm

Virtual Open Day

Video available from Friday 9th October, 09.00am

Rosset School

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

Register your interest here.