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  • Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School
    Greystone Manor
    Ilkley Road
    Burley-in-Wharfdale
    Ilkley
    West Yorkshire
    LS29 7HW
  • Head: Mr David Martin
  • T 01943 865575
  • F 01943 865 574
  • E information@ghyllroydschool.co.uk
  • W www.ghyllroydschool.co.uk
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bradford
  • Pupils: 89
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £5,430 - £9,170 pa
  • Open days: Our Discovery Day for pupils wishing to join Ghyll Royd's Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will be held on Tuesday 31st October from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Join us for a day of learning and exploring as we help children discover their passion and poten
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

The key to our philosophy is that the pupil is at the centre of everything that the school does, a school where children can learn, mature and develop in different ways. This is a school that is flexible and subtle enough in the way it is run to be able to accommodate the needs and personalities of individual children, and to help them flourish and feel comfortable.

The school combines the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care with a strong emphasis on a sense of community and traditional values based around our 5 Cs courtesy, care, cooperation, consideration and concentration. The school develops pupils self-confidence and provides opportunities for all children to mould themselves into skillful and well balanced individuals. The school encourages pupils to aim high, and values the childrens achievement in all aspects of school life.

The partnerships that are formed between pupils, staff and parents are an essential element to Ghyll Royds success. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their childs education; fostering strong communication between home and school to ensure their child realises his or her full potential from a very young age. The schools size means the pupils, staff and parents really get to know each other well. There is a tangible sense of community, creating a warm and enabling environment.

Current parents have commented:

'We were overwhelmed by the family atmosphere when we first looked around Ghyll Royd, and this remains an overriding positive about the school.'

'Ghyll Royd is a warm, friendly school, one which encourages each and every child to do their very best. The pupils are to be commended on their manners, their politeness and their obvious pride in their school.'

The school is set in seven acres of grounds and the vast outdoor area invites children to become explorers and seek adventure. Once inside the school building, Greystone Manor is welcoming and friendly with an unpretentious atmosphere a real home from home.

At Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School modern foreign languages, sport and creative arts as well as a wide range of other extra-curricular provision are easily accessible. Pupils of all ages have ample opportunities to find and shape their individual talents through our Learning Challenge Curriculum building their learning power through resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity.

To summarise Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School is a happy and stimulating place in which the pupils feel safe, confident and valued. When the time to leave does arrive the children progress to their senior school of choice secure in the knowledge that they have received a foundation for life.
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What the parents say...

The school is set in beautiful grounds, in a lovely part of West Yorkshire. It is small and friendly with a strong emphasis on team sport and academic achievement. The teaching staff are enthusiastic and exceptional, both in the quality of their teaching, and in their pastoral care. They know each child, and understand how best to nurture that child's own particular skills and talents. Parents can speak to staff at home time and the teachers are always available to listen to concerns or questions from parents. Pupils are polite, friendly and encouraged to look out for one another, both in the classroom and in team sports. The school works hard to prepare year 5 and 6 pupils for entrance exams to the secondary school of their choice. Lower down the school, children are shown how to develop communication skills, personal responsibility, initiative and self-reliance. There is a strong sense of personal responsibility, and a feeling among pupils of a genuine sense of pride in their school, which is reflected in regular prizing-giving assemblies. Sport is important and includes football, swimming and rounders for both boys and girls, and netball and hockey for girls, and rugby and cricket for boys. I'm told by my daughters that the school dinners are excellent! There are plenty of opportunities for school trips, which have included visits to Bradford Museums, Harlow Carr gardens, Leeds Bradford Airport, and professional rugby matches, as well as residential trips. Girls are well integrated into the school, which was formerly a boys' school, and they play an active role in all areas of school life. The staff and head teacher know all pupils, not just by name, but by their personalities and talents too. Children are taught by form teachers and by specialist PE, music, sport, and language teachers,which helps prepare them for secondary school.

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