Situated in Airedale on northern outskirts of Bradford and Leeds, two miles from the Airport. Normal entry for day children is at Nursery age, the earliest entry being at the start of the term in which the children become 3 but some places at other age levels are available each year, with all applicants for Key Stage Two being fully assessed beforehand. Traditional academic course based on National Curriculum plus European Studies course in French, German, and Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on Music with 75% of children receiving specialist tuition on an instrument. Dyslexia Unit run by fully trained staff for a maximum of 16 children of above-average IQ.
Sport features strongly in curriculum: swimming (all year round), rugby, football, netball and cross country during winter terms, cricket, rounders and athletics during summer. Comprehensive fixture list for all these sports. Other activities include choir and orchestra (four concerts/productions each year), art/craft/pottery and needlework, drama, computer/electronics/model railway. Children can be dropped off at school form 7.30am and over half of the children stay on until 5.00 pm, participating in extra-curricular activity, and some remain for prep and tea up to 6.00pm.
Regular field-trips and expeditions in the locality. Easter holiday ski-ing in the Alps.
National Curriculum Test results, 2010: (Percentages) Key Stage 1 - level 2+ above; English 100, writing 100, mathematics 100.
Level 3; English 67, writing 34, mathematics 34.
Key Stage 2 – Level 4+ above; English 96, mathematics 94, science 100.
Level 5; English 35, mathematics 55, science 75.