- Head Mrs Sylvia Brett
Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for girls aged 2-18.
We have been educating inspirational women for more than 125 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 and over 80% typically receive offers from top Russell Group universities. There are Oxbridge, Medicine and Veterinary Science preparation courses on offer, as well as a specialist Business School. All of our pupils receive individual support and tutoring throughout the university application process.
Wellness is at the heart of our school community and our wellness initiative is designed to support pupils aged 2-18, staff and parents. A new Wellness Centre is the hub for a wide range of activities to support and encourage all-round physical, social and mental wellbeing including Yoga, meditation and dance classes. In addition, the £½ million newly re-developed swimming pool complex benefits pupils of all ages and enhances the experience of participants and spectators.
Being a boarding pupil at Harrogate Ladies’ College is a unique life experience. It is a warm, nurturing, family environment which enables girls of all ages to build confidence, independence and lifelong friendships. Our boarders come from more than 29 different countries and are fully integrated into our school community.
Each boarding house has a dedicated housemistress to care for and support our girls. They also keep parents updated with what is going on in school and adopt the role as house parent.
Harrogate is a safe, cosmopolitan town with historic buildings and large open spaces and parks. It has a vibrant café culture and exclusive shops and boutiques. Our school is located in a quiet residential area just 5 minutes’ walk away from the centre of Harrogate meaning that girls can enjoy being part of the local community.
London is just over 2 hours by train, while Leeds Bradford airport (20 minutes drive) offers shuttle flights to London Heathrow (35 minutes). Manchester airport is 90 minutes drive.
- Age range 2 - 18
- Day / Boarding
- Full Boarding
- Weekly Boarding
- Flexi Boarding
- Religious affiliation Christian
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2020
- Prep/Junior School
- £3,330 - £3,795 per term
- Senior School
- £5,670 - £10,890 per term
- Sixth Form
- £13,255 per term
- Find out more about fees >
Bursaries & Scholarships
Each year we award a small number of scholarships to girls joining Harrogate Ladies’ College who demonstrate an exceptional talent or potential in a particular field.
In addition to individual talents, we are looking for something special in our scholars. We’re looking for girls who embody our ethos of “a passion for learning and a love of life”, who demonstrate grit and determination to succeed and who show an enthusiasm for inspiring and motivating others.
Our scholars are role models within College and they lead by example in their approach and their commitment to the whole learning community.
Being a scholar is, in itself, a great honour and our scholars are held in high esteem within our school community, but scholarships also carry a number of other benefits, including: Discount on standard College Day fees of either 5% or 10%; Extensive programme of scholars’ events; Mentoring by a teacher or senior scholar and Annual scholars’ dinner with the Principal.
Scholarships are open to all girls joining College at Year 7, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 12. (Existing pupils can also apply in Year 9 or Year 11). Scholarship applications are open during the Autumn Term in the year prior to joining, followed by assessments the following January.
Awards are then announced at the end of January. We will consider scholarship applications outside of these timescales subject to availability.
To apply for a scholarship you will need to: Submit a Scholarship Application Form (including a hand written statement by the applicant detailing why they believe they should be considered for a scholarship). Provide details of the applicant’s current school so that we can request a reference.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- HM Forces discounts
- Lump-sum payment discounts
- Music scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.