List of Independent Schools in West Yorkshire

There are a range of independent schools in West 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).

West Yorkshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Bradford Grammar School

Bradford Grammar School is a mixed school.

Bradford Grammar School- 1063 pupils.

“Essentially, BGS is an aspirational but caring school that knows what it is about. Students are respected as individuals by their teachers and pastoral care is a priority. Ultimately, the students are busy and excel at what they do because they are happy, supported and part of a community with shared goals and ambitions.”

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Fulneck School

Fulneck School is a mixed school.

Fulneck School- 367 pupils.

“Fulneck School is located in a beautiful valley on the outskirts of Leeds, educating young people from the ages of 3 to 18. The pupils become confident, well rounded young adults. Academic achievements are well above national averages; they encourage each individual to unlock their talents. Developing potential and recognising achievement lie at the heart of the school’s ethos.”

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Hipperholme Grammar School

Hipperholme Grammar School is a mixed school.

Hipperholme Grammar School- 275 pupils.

“The Grammar School has provided high quality education for 360 years. Established in 1648, the School keeps its traditional values and at the same time offers a varied and challenging curriculum which prepares pupils for the modern, international world. The Grammar School provides the type of education all parents are seeking: small but caring; academic yet focused on personal development.”

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The Grammar School at Leeds

The Grammar School at Leeds is a mixed school that operates the diamond structure.

The Grammar School at Leeds- 2052 pupils.

“Formed in 2007 from the merger of two large selective single-sex schools. The Junior and Senior schools are housed on a purpose built campus in Alwoodley while Rose Court is located in Headingley. The school is co-educational for pastoral and extracurricular purposes but, in Years 7-11, there are single-gender classes for most subjects.”

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Woodhouse Grove School

Woodhouse Grove School is a mixed school.

Woodhouse Grove School- 695 pupils.

“Woodhouse Grove is a co-educational, day and boarding school with traditional values but ambitions for the future. It is an unpretentious school that values individuals, celebrates achievement and seeks to nurture all. They aim to maximise the students academic potential and to provide opportunities outside the classroom that enhance further learning experiences and add to the enjoyment of school.”

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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