Joining our schools

We’re continuing to accept applications to join Harrogate Ladies’ 大学, Highfield Prep School and Highfield 学前教育 and are able to welcome prospective families for carefully planned, socially distanced tours and personal visits. 

Please call +44 (0) 1423 537045 or email or visit the 信誉最好的网投十大平台 Section of our website to find out more.

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Academic excellence is at the heart of life at Harrogate Ladies’ 大学, with small class sizes, committed teachers and a value added score for public examinations that puts us in the top 5% of schools nationally.  Life at 大学 also gives students the opportunity to excel outside the classroom in a wide range of specialist fields including sports, drama and music.

At this important stage in their lives pupils are encouraged, supported and nurtured to achieve the best they possibly can – we believe that Harrogate Ladies’ 大学 truly is a place where girls achieve more.

大学 Year Groups

In 大学 we have our own terminology for our Year Groups. It’s a tradition that we’ve maintained for a long time – mainly because our girls insist that we do! It can be a bit confusing at first, but as pupils and parents settle into life at 大学, it soon becomes second nature. Here’s a quick guide to our terminology and how it relates to the national curriculum and age groups.

National 课程 Phase

大学 Terminology

National 课程 Terminology

Age of 学生




11 - 12年




12 - 13年




13 - 14日年








15 - 16年




16 - 17年




17 - 18岁


The House System

During their life at 大学 all girls (day and boarding) are assigned to one of four Academic Houses, which are named after inspirational women each of whom achieved extraordinary things in a particular field – just as we hope our pupils will go on to do!

  • 奥斯丁 – named after the English novelist, Jane 奥斯丁

  • 富兰克林 – named after the pioneering molecular scientist, Rosalind 富兰克林

  • 夜莺 – named after the founder of modern nursing, Florence 夜莺

  • 同床 – named after the leader of the British Suffragette movement, Emmeline 同床

The Academic Houses are a key feature of life at 大学 and girls enjoy a healthy rivalry in inter-house sport, music and drama competitions, as well as the much sought after House Cup awarded at the end of each term. The Academic Houses are also the focus of much of our charity work with each House supporting and running its own charitable events throughout the year.

Prep (Homework)

As part of 大学 life, every girl is expected to undertake homework (or Prep as well call it), alongside their classroom lessons. The amount of homework increases as students progress through their school career. We build some time for Prep into the timetable at each phase of the curriculum and we also have supervised Prep Sessions at the end of each school day. Many of our students like the fact that they can stay at school and have a quiet, supportive place to complete their homework before returning home or to their boarding house. The parents of our day girls also tell us that this really helps when juggling busy family lives – just one of the benefits of being a day girl in a boarding school.