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Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School

Ghyll Royd School we combine the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care that allow children to flourish and reach their full potential. Developing self-confidence, aiming high and valuing achievement are all aspects of school life. At Ghyll Royd, sport, music and a wide range of extra curricular provision is easily accessible. Ghyll Royd is a stimulating place in which children feel confident and valued and move onto secondary school having fulfilled their personal best.

Greystone Manor, Ilkley Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 7HW

+44 (0)1943 865575

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ISC associations: ISA, AGBIS

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 93

Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School fees:

Day fees per term:
£564 to £3,275

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
380 / 6017

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 11 (61)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 11 (32)

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Additional Information

Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is an independent preparatory school for girls and boys aged 2 to 11 years. Established 127 years ago, Ghyll Royd School is an accredited member of the Independent Schools Association based on the outskirts of Ilkley and ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Leeds and Bradford. Set in magnificent Victorian buildings called Greystone Manor, Ghyll Royd School is surrounded by seven acres of fields, woodland and gardens. The manor grounds provide Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery with excellent sports fields and outdoor facilities that create the perfect environment for a child’s development and learning.


Scholarships are currently available for Academic, Music and Sport and are awarded to children who academically are likely to be in the top ten percent of their class and/or displaying artistic or athletic excellence and/or excelling in a personal extracurricular activity or area of study.

Subsidised scholarship places may be offered up to a 50% scholarship reduction depending on your child’s performance on their scholarship entrance day and examinations together with musical and sporting qualifications, awards, rankings and statements from the child’s instructors and coaches. No sibling reductions are available on subsidised scholarship places and scholarships are only available for children within Key Stage 2.

Fees for Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School are reviewed annually and any changes are effective at the start of the school year.


Ghyll Royd School strives to make its education accessible to all. To help make this possible a number of bursaries can be awarded by the Finance Governor per academic year. Bursaries are awarded by a set criteria and are allocated in as fair a manner as possible.

All bursary awards are reviewed and revised annually to reflect any changes in fees.

Parents wishing to apply for a bursary should contact the Headteacher to arrange a visit. If after the visit they wish to seek a place for their child they should complete and return the entry and means test forms and return them to the school. The school will then notify the parents of the level of bursary available.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies