List of Independent Schools in North Yorkshire

There are a range of independent schools in North Yorkshire covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

North Yorkshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Ashville College

Ashville College is a mixed school.

Ashville College- 895 pupils.

“Ashville College is a Methodist school providing boarding and day schooling for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 19. Ashville College’s aim is to become recognised as the school of choice to realise academic abilities, nurture individual talents and develop character in a climate of positive expectation.”

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Giggleswick School

Giggleswick School is a mixed school.

Giggleswick School- 347 pupils.

“Giggleswick School enables young people to receive an exciting and challenging education in a stunning rural location. The Senior School is large enough to offer a wide variety of teaching & learning opportunities, but small enough for close tutorial support and small classes. All pupils are able to join sports teams or to take part in music, art, drama, OP, and all the other activities on offer.”

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Harrogate Ladies’ College

Harrogate Ladies’ College is a mixed school from age 2-11 but an all girls school from age 12-18.

Harrogate Ladies’ College- 536 pupils.

“Harrogate Ladies’ College is the senior school for girls aged 11 – 18, on a campus of 603 students; boys and girls aged 2-11 attend the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools. In 2007, the ISI Inspection Report concluded that at Harrogate Ladies’ College, the personal development of pupils of all ages and their pastoral care are outstanding. This is what they believe is the essence of a good education.”

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Scarborough College

Scarborough College is a mixed school.

Scarborough College- 377 pupils.

“Scarborough College offers a broad curriculum based on traditional values. Students’ welfare is a top priory. Scarborough College is set on the spectacular North Yorkshire coast and provides independent education for children aged 3 to 18 years.”

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The Mount School

The Mount School is a mixed school from age 2-11 but an all girls school from age 12-19.

The Mount School- 261 pupils.

“The Mount School is a Quaker day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18 and Tregelles, the Junior School, caters for girls and boys aged 3 to 11. The Mount School aims to provide a happy, supportive, friendly and creative environment in which pupils can develop their own unique potential and achieve the highest standards of which they are capable, both in learning and in personal development.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers