The Grammar School at Leeds

GSAL was formed in 2008 following the merger of two large, selective single-sex schools: Leeds Girls' High School and Leeds Grammar School. All ages 3-18 are housed on a 140 acre campus on the Northern edge of Leeds, with outstanding facilities. The school is co-educational throughout for pastoral and co-curricular purposes but, in Years 7-11, there are single-gender classes for most subjects.

Alwoodley Gates
Harrogate Road
West Yorkshire
LS17 8GS

+44 (0)113 229 1552

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Boys and girls taught separately (diamond structure)

Size: 2095

The Grammar School at Leeds fees:

Day fees per term:
£1,889 to £5,157

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
383 / 6112

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (1100)

Sixth Form: (207)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (995)

Sixth Form: (176)

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Bursaries at The Grammar School at Leeds

The Grammar School at Leeds is committed to providing financial support for academically talented children from low income backgrounds through means-tested bursaries. These bursaries are available to external pupils joining the school into years 7 or 12. 

Over 90 pupils receive assistance towards their fees ranging from 10-100% with over 40% receiving a full bursary. Bursaries are awarded on a sliding scale of household income and the maximum household income to qualify is £70,000 pa. Most families who apply for a bursary receive free school meals. To enable us to offer support to as many families as possible we are keen to receive applications from families who are seeking a partial bursary.

Information and an application form can be found on the GSAL website. 

Music scholarships at The Grammar School at Leeds

We have a proud music tradition here at GSAL and music is an essential part of school life. We offer a small number of music scholarships to new pupils joining the school into Year 7 and, depending on the scholar’s musical ability, the scholarship is worth either a 20% reduction on school fees or covers the cost of instrumental lessons.

Music scholarship applications involve an audition and as competition is high we expect applicants to be approaching or at Grades 4 or 5, preferably on an orchestral instrument however this is not essential. Music scholarships are offered to applicants who have satisfied our entrance requirements, both in the academic examination and at interview.

In order to apply for a music scholarship, please indicate your interest when you apply to the school on our online application form.

We do not offer academic or sports scholarships.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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