School Open Days for prospective parents in Wharfedale & Craven. Covering Ilkley, Otley, Menston, Burley in Wharfedale, Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon, Pool, Bramhope, Skipton, Silsden, Steeton & Addingham.

Looking for a Reception place for your child for September 2022? Have you considered Belmont Grosvenor School?

We’re a down-to-earth and nurturing independent school for boys and girls from three months to 11 years based in the village of Birstwith, on the outskirts of Harrogate.

Set in 20-acres of magical grounds, we’re far closer to your home than you might think.

Just 10-minutes from the centre of Harrogate, and about 20 minutes from Ripon, Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough, our family school and nursery is a great option for families living in this corner of North Yorkshire.

We’re a school that puts our children’s happiness, academic development and wellbeing at the heart of all we do. We’re a place where firm friendships are forged and everybody’s contribution to school life is valued.

Our countryside location brings so many benefits to our pupils, not just to their educational attainment but their long-term well-being too. Our Gothic school building with Bronte connections and beautiful grounds provide endless outdoor learning opportunities for our happy children to make happy progress every day of the week.

Pupils leave school at the end of each day muddy, fulfilled and buzzing with ideas.

Every day at Belmont Grosvenor and Magic Tree Nursery is an Open Day, so please get in touch to see what makes us so special by calling 01423 771029 or emailing

Acting Headteacher: Mrs Emma Shea

Nursery Manager: Mrs Joanne Henderson

Belmont Grosvenor School, Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, Harrogate, HG3 2JG

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Come and join us at our Open Morning on Thursday 12th May 2022 and see what makes our school stand out from the crowd.

We’d love to show you around our down-to-earth and nurturing prep school and for you to meet the best ambassadors a school could have – our Belmont Grosvenor School pupils!

Housed in a beautiful Gothic mansion with Bronte connections, independent co-ed school Belmont Grosvenor is just a short drive from the bustling towns of Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Otley and Ilkley and all villages in between.

We offer small class sizes, a friendly and caring environment where your child’s happiness and wellbeing is our priority, great academic results and the opportunity to spend time in nature in 20-acres of magical grounds.

We have a limited number of spaces across all year groups for our September 2022 entry – please get in touch to register for our May open morning (between 9.30 and 11.30am) or remember Every day at BGS is an Open Day, we’d love to see you. Email our admissions team at:
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We are opening our Nursery and Reception (ages 2-5) for tours on:

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th April 9.30am – 12.00pm
Thursday 16th June and Friday 17th June – 9.30am – 12.00pm

If you want to find out more, or arrange a visit, please follow
Moorfield’s Reception: where every day is filled with fun and adventure!
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Are you interested in a 2022 Reception place?

Parents and children are welcome to visit us for a taste of life at Ghyll Royd.

Our Reception 2022 Open Week is the perfect opportunity to see our School, meet our staff and pupils, and enjoy taster activities with our specialist teaching staff.

Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is a top independent small school, as nominated in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2020. Ghyll Royd is a small school that prides itself on the individual learning and development of every child.

To book your visit, please email or call 01943 865575.




Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is a leading co-educational independent school in Burley-in-Wharfedale for children aged 2-11 years old. A beautiful place to learn, play and grow, the School is set in seven acres of meadow and woodland on the A65 between Leeds and Skipton.

Ghyll Royd featured in the Top 10 Sunday Times School Guide and is a finalist in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2020.


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Applying for a place in a primary school for September 2022
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they should start primary school in September 2022. You will need to make an application for a place at a primary school.

How to apply
You must have a valid email address and your application must be completed before 15 January 2022.

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Join us on Saturday 12 March 2022 for our Whole School Open Day    

9.30am – 2pm   

We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Day, for children from 3 months old to Year 13.  We’re delighted to welcome you to our beautiful campus on the Thorpe Underwood Estate.     

Our Open Day will include tours of our campus and the chance to speak with our Acting Principal, Mr Dan Machin, and our Heads of School, key subject and support staff. You will then have the opportunity to meet directly with staff and prefects from the relevant school for your child.    

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.    

To book your place, visit our website to fill in the short registration form with your preferences for the day HERE. 


Ghyll Royd Open Events, Friday 11th-Saturday 12th February 2022

Whether you are looking for a Reception place or a new school for your child, Ghyll Royd are here to help! Our dedicated staff and friendly children welcome you to our February open events. Join us on Friday 11th for a Reception 2022 Play Date where we explore the classroom and take a trip outside for forest school fun! This event is suitable for the whole family to enjoy, from 10.00 am-11.00 am.

On Saturday 12th February, see our grounds in full use as we host the Wharfedale League Cross Country! Step inside the Manor House and learn more about how a Ghyll Royd education can support your child. Join us from 9.00am-1.00pm.

To book your place, please email or call 01943 865575

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Parents and carers have until 31 October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2022.

Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school as using less doesn’t increase the chances of being offered your first preference.

The simple and secure application form can be completed online at

Families will also find a range of information on the website to help them choose their five preferences, including advice on the application process, links to individual admissions policies and Ofsted reports, information about school transport, as well as allocation data from previous years to help families decide if there is a reasonable chance of being offered a place at the schools they are listing.

The Leeds school admissions team is also holding a final Facebook question and answer session on Wednesday 28 October. Visit between 4pm and 5pm on the day and submit your question in the dedicated post, or send a private message to the Facebook page.

There are other options for those without access to online facilities and these can be discussed with the admissions team by calling 0113 222 4414.

For those applying using our online portal, offers will be sent out by email on Monday 1 March 2021 during working hours. For those that apply by any other means, letter will be posted on 1 March, so will arrive later that week.

St Oswald’s C of E Primary School – Reception 2022 Admissions
St Oswald’s is a fun and exciting place to come to school and our future plans are ambitious.
Our committed and passionate team are excited to introduce new initiatives to our school that will help your children to flourish academically, while also supporting them with their health and wellbeing.
  • A new team in Reception to welcome your child
  • Engaging, friendly and modern Reception facilities
  • Inspiring outdoor space: working towards Forest School accreditation
  • Thrive: a whole school focus on mental health and wellbeing
  • Innovative learning opportunities and experiences for all.
We would be delighted to welcome you to visit St Oswald’s C of E school to see our wonderful facilities for yourself and meet our staff and pupils.
Please see below for the dates of all our upcoming Open Days. Please book by calling or emailing the school office.
Open Days for Parent Tours 2021-22
Tours at 9.30, 11.30 and 2.00
Wednesday 29th September
Thursday 7th October
Friday 15th October
Thursday 21st October
Tuesday 2nd November
Wednesday 10th November
Thursday 18th November
Friday 26th November
Monday 29th November
Tuesday 7th December
Wednesday 15th December
Friday 7th January
Tuesday 11th January
T. 01943 873570
We can’t wait to meet you!


The Froebelian School, Horsforth

Open Day

An Outdoor Adventure

Saturday 24 September 2022

from 10am – 12 noon. 

A truly nurturing environment for your child to grow, from the age of 3.

“My three- year- old was 100% ready for a teacher led learning environment and has come on leaps and bounds since September.” Parent

To ensure we are laying the solid foundations from the age of 3,  for a lifelong love of learning, we have made significant investment in our provision in early years creating bespoke-designed classrooms and continuous access to an exceptional outdoor space.

To experience our bespoke and dynamic learning environment, reserve your place for Open Day at

 “We knew from our first visit to the school that it was perfect. Every day our instincts are justified, as we watch our little girl blossom into a confident, delightful and happy little person.” Parent

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We look forward to welcoming you and your family to one of our open events at GSAL so you can really get a flavour of what we have to offer.  Choose the event and date that suits you to register. 

Open Doors – visit us on a normal school day, 9am – 12 noon. All sections of school will be open.  

Fri 16 September
Wed 9 November

Open Morning – our annual open event, 9am – 12 noon. All sections of school will be open. Take a tour, meet the Principal, teachers and pupils, enjoy music performances, take part in lots of fun activities and watch our sports teams in action.  

Sat 8 October 

Stay and play taster mornings (nursery and reception) – for 2-4 year olds. Take part in some fun activities in the classroom, chat to our early years teachers and explore our forest classroom and outdoor play areas.
Fri 14 Oct, 8.45am or 10.30am
Fri 4 Nov, 8.45am or 10.30am

Sixth Form Open Evening – for year 11 pupils. Find out about the sixth form, the subjects you can study and entry for September 2023. Meet our sixth form team and current students.
Tue 22 Nov, 5-8pm 

Please visit our website for information on how to apply and application deadlines. If you have any queries please contact our admissions team, or 0113 228 5121. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Addingham Primary School Reception Tours


Addingham Primary School does not have an open day. If parents wish to look around they need to ring the school to make an appointment for a viewing with the Headteacher.

Call 01943 830298

All Saints Ilkley: Reception Open Days

We would like to invite you to attend one of our Open Day Sessions For Prospective Parents

Tuesday 16th November 2021
1.45pm & 6.30PM

Each session will begin with a presentation by our Headteacher and will be followed by group tours of our school lead by our Year 6 pupils.

For further information and to book your place please visit our website

Phone: 01943 607 852

Ashland’s School, Ilkley: Reception Open Mornings

Ashlands Primary School are pleased to offer “Walk Around Tours” of the school as we are unable to offer our usual “Open Mornings” this year.

A member of staff will show you around the school.

Friday 8th October

Wednesday 13th October

Thursday 14th October

Friday 15th October

Tuesday 19th October (Morning only)

Wednesday 20th October

Thursday 21st October

Friday 22nd October

Please email the school office or phone 01943 609050

Benton Park Open Evening

Virtual Open Evening

Launching Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 5.30pm

Please join us for our Virtual Open Evening. Register by clicking on find out more below or visit our Open Evening page at

If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us on or by calling 0113 250 2330.

Bramhope Primary School: New Reception Open Morning

Please come along to our reception open mornings in October taking place in one of our halls.  There is no need to notify us that you will be attending please just come along.  Please come to the School Office at the School Entrance off Tredgold Crescent. Please note we encourage one parent per visit to limit numbers.

Thursday 4th November 2021, 9.30 -11.30 am

Monday 8th November 2021, 9.30 – 11.30 am

Friday 19th November 2021, 9.30 – 11.30 am

Please contact the office to book a place.

Bronte House Open Day

SATURDAY, 13th November 2021 for ages 2-10 years

Bronte House School

To register, visit the website. Time slots will be allocated.

An opportunity to book an appointment and look around the school.

Burley & Woodhead CE Primary: Reception Open Days

Saturday 6 November, 10 am – 12noon

Parents & children can tour the school, meet our staff & see our whole curriculum, outdoor area, other classrooms & our wraparound care. Refreshments will be served.

10, 11 & 12 November

Parents only on a guided tour of our Reception class facilities with our Headteacher Joanne Siddall.

Wednesday 24 November

Online Zoom presentation & live tour of Reception for any parents who cannot make other dates.

All the information and a link to sign up for all the above can be found on our New Parents page of the school website:

Giggleswick School Open Day

Open Day: Saturday 9 October 2021, 9.30 – 12:00.

Junior & Pre-school Christmas Open Day: Saturday 4 December 2021, 9.30 – 12:00.

To register your place, please complete the form on our website.

Greatwood Primary School Skipton: Reception Open Sessions


Parents are invited to be shown round individually as we feel there is then more opportunity to ask questions. If any parent would like to have a look round, they can call/email and let us know which days are convenient for them and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Telephone number 01756 793609

Guiseley Primary School: Reception Open Sessions

Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th & Friday 26th November 2021
9:30-10:30am / 1:45-2:45pm / 5:30-6:30pm.
Numbers are limited for each time slot so parents/carers need to contact the school and book the time they would like to visit.
During the visit, you can tour the school, see our Foundation Stage provision (Nursery for children aged 2 – 4 & Reception) and meet the Headteacher and leadership team.
Call 01943 873359

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Hawksworth C of E Primary School: Reception Open Mornings

Tuesday 16th November 9:30 am to 11:30 am and Tuesday 23rd November 9:30 am to 11:30 am

If parents are unable to attend these open mornings our office team would be happy to arrange a tour of the school on an alternative date.

To book your tour please contact the school office: 01943 872 808

Address: Main St, Hawksworth, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8NX


Ilkley Grammar School Open Day & Evening

Our open day will be held on Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 9.10 am – 10.40 am day time for an opportunity to see the school in action and 6-8pm evening time for the Headteacher briefing.

Menston Primary: Reception Open Day

Parent only sessions: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th November between 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Parents and children session: Saturday 13th November between 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

More information can be found on our website.

As we are still operating under a number of Covid-19 restrictions, we are taking bookings for all of these events. Please call the office on 01943 873180 to book.

Otley All Saint’s: New Reception

This year, once again, we will not be offering an open day but are happy to provide individual tours for parents wishing to look around the school. Email

Prince Henry’s Open Evening

Our Open Evening will be on Monday 4th October 2021 6 – 8.30 pm, and will include activities, displays and taster lessons for prospective year 7 students and their parents.

If you would like to see our new School Prospectus, you will be able to download a copy from our school website.

Rufford Park Primary School & Nursery

Rufford Park Primary is an open and friendly school in the heart of Yeadon where staff and parents work together to ensure that every child in our care:

· is happy, safe and has fun

· achieves at all levels of learning and acquires skills for life

· is an active citizen who has a ‘voice’ and can influence

· enjoys a healthy lifestyle

We have a 52 place Nursery and 45 Reception class spaces.

We welcome you to have a look around after school time. Call now to make an appointment 0113 3910906.

Sacred Heart School, Ilkley: Reception Open Times

We warmly invite parents to visit the school website to see our facilities and experience a taste of our school.

We encourage families to make an appointment to view the school yourself. Appointments can be made from 3.30pm on Thursday’s where a member of the leadership team will be able to give you a tour. Numbers will be limited.

Call 01943 609 578

Little Hearts Pre-school Play Sessions

Sacred Heart Primary School are delighted to invite you and your child to come to our FREE Pre-school play sessions. The sessions will be run by our highly experienced Reception class teacher aiming to give you a taster of life here at Sacred HeartPrimary School!

Playing, Singing, Making

3rd, 10th & 17th November 2021

9.15 – 10.30 am

To book a session please contact the school office on 01943 609578

St Mary’s Catholic Academy Open Day

Date of our next annual Open Day: Saturday 2 October 2021, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We are delighted that our face-to-face Open Day is able to return this year and we can welcome you to our school community, albeit in a controlled way due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our Open Day this year will be a ticketed event for Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers only.

To book a place for our Open Day, please choose one of the three Headteacher Welcome and Admissions Information sessions which will take place in our Main Hall at 11:20, 12:10 and 13:20, by clicking on the above link. If you cannot access the online booking, please contact us directly on 01943 883 000 and we will make a booking for you.

St. Stephen’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery, Skipton: Reception Open Tours

We are not holding a formal Open Day this year. People are welcome to arrange a time to come and look around at their convenience.

Please contact the school office on 01756 709451 to book a viewing.

The Skipton Academy: Reception Open Sessions

Reception 2021 Open Sessions:

Monday 27 September – Friday 1st October 2021
From 9.30am to 12 pm (30 minute tours), you can tour the academy and see us in action.

Wednesday 29 September 2021
From 5 pm to 8 pm we are running our Open Evening.  You can meet the Principal, academy staff and students.  There will also be activities and student tours throughout the evening.

Please call 01756 792 965 to book.

The Whartons Otley: Reception Open Day

Tuesday 19th October, Thursday 4th November and Wednesday 24th November 2021.

We have appointment slots at 9.15 am, 10.30 am, 1.10 pm and 2.15 pm which we are limiting to four families per tour.

We are asking families to telephone or email the school to book the tours. We are also requesting that a lateral flow test is carried out before they visit the school and that visitors wear a face mask unless medically exempt.

Call the School office on 01943 465018.

Westgate Primary School, Otley: Reception Viewings

As Westgate is only a small School & Nursery we encourage parents/carers to come and visit at a time that is convenient for them. The Headteacher shows parents/carers around the School personally and is, therefore, able to answer any questions you may have.
Any parent interested in visiting us should contact the school office.
Tel:  01943 462349

Woodhouse Grove Open Days

Our Open Mornings are designed to give potential pupils and their parents a real taste of what it is to be a Grovian. We are now taking applications for September 2022 entry. Our next Open Mornings will take place on Saturday 18th September and Saturday 13th November 2021.