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.

Visits to Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery

We warmly invite prospective parents and their families to visit the school to see for themselves the breadth of education and facilities on offer and see for yourself what a special place Ghyll Royd is. We offer after school tours from 4 pm weekdays or you can see the school in full action through one of our Virtual Tours. Meet teachers, see the children and have your questions answered in real-time from the comfort of your own home as you take a tour of our wonderful facilities.

To book your visit email or call 01943 865575.

Ghyll Royd School, Greystone Manor, Ilkley Road, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7HW

01943 865575
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Applying for a place in a primary school for September 2021
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they should start primary school in September 2021. 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 2021.

Apply Here

Leeds City Council


Bradford City Council


North Yorkshire County Council

Join us on Saturday 8 May 2021 for our Whole School Open Morning 

9.30am to 12.30pm

We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Morning, for children from 3 months old to Year 13.

This Open Morning – held online – will start with a series of informative talks by our Heads of School, key subject and support staff. You will then have the opportunity to meet individually 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.


Richmond House School is an excellent rated independent school for children aged 3 – 11 years in North Leeds. The school offers small class sizes, of a maximum of 18, a family and nurturing environment and over 10 acres of grounds, ideal for sport and outdoor learning. Children are welcomed into the Nursery School from the term in which they turn 3.

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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 2021.

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.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Activity Morning
Wednesday 12th May 10.00 am –  1.00 pm 

Picnic Lunch Included. If you’re considering your options for reception 2021 & 2022 why not come and join us for a free fun-filled activity morning in the great outdoors. Arts & crafts, forest school, scavenger hunts, wake up and shake up and lots, lots more!

Bring along your favourite teddy to our Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

We can’t wait to meet you all. Westville families come from a wide range of local areas with a minibus service running throughout the Wharfedale region. Please ring 01943 608053 and chat with Danielle to book your place.

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

Our open day will be on 17th November 2020.  It is taking the form of two zoom sessions at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.

They will be introduced by the headteacher and there will be a presentation by Early Years Foundation Stage teachers and a Q&A session. There will also be a panel of some of our Year 6 pupils.
Any interested parties need to register with the school office in order to be given access codes for Zoom.~
Phone: 01943 607 852
A virtual tour of the school will be live on our website soon.

Benton Park Open Evening

Registration is now live for our Virtual Open Evening which will be held on Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 5:30pm.

More information and registration can be found here:

For full details please see information below and if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us on or by calling 0113 250 2330.

Bronte House Open Day

SATURDAY, 3rd OCTOBER 2020 AT 9:30 AM – 12 PM

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 Oaks: Reception Open Sessions

We are hoping to hold an open morning which, as you would expect, will have a number of restrictions to keep everyone attending safe. Places can be booked to look around the building On Saturday 21st November for one adult per family only. Unfortunately, we cannot allow children to attend.

To reserve your place, please register your interest here.

Telephone: 01943 862642

Giggleswick School Virtual Open Day

Virtual open day Saturday 3rd October 2020 for our pre-school, junior school and senior school! Otherwise, families are still welcome to arrange an individual visit by contacting

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 or email

Guiseley School Virtual Information

Virtual Information Event available now on the website.

View videos from our Leadership Team, Subject Teams as well as students. Should you wish to arrange a conversation with one of our school leaders on Wednesday 30 September 2020, please click on ‘request a callback’ tab and fill in the form.


Hawksworth C of E Primary School: Reception Open Mornings

Saturday 14th November 2020. 10 am-Noon

No appointment needed

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

Phone: 01943 872808

Otley All Saint’s: New Reception


We don’t run an open day for Reception new starters but we are more than happy to make individual appointments for parents wishing to look round the school. Email

Prince Henry’s Open Evening

Our special Virtual Open Evening will be launched at 4.00pm on Monday 12th October, and will include:

  • an introduction to the school from senior staff;
  • a virtual tour of the school, with a glimpse of some of the rich opportunities we provide;
  • the chance to hear from some of our new Year 7 students about their first few weeks in school;
  • an interactive quiz for your child to gain their “Prince Henry’s Passport”!

If you would like to see our new School Prospectus, you will be able to download a copy from our school website. The updated version will be published online during the week prior to our Virtual Open Evening

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 3.45 on Mondays or Thursday where a member of the leadership team will be able to give you a tour.

For further information call 01943 609 578

Woodhouse Grove Open Days

Woodhouse Grove School Virtual Open Morning, including live Q&A opportunity: Saturday 19th September 9.30am – 12pm.

Brontë House live, on-site Open Morning: Saturday 3rd October – time slots will be allocated.

Full school Open Morning: Saturday 14 November 9.30am – 12.00pm

To register, visit the website