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Woodhouse Grove, West Yorkshire

School Details
School Crest
Apperley Bridge,
West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom,
BD10 0NR

Tel: +44 113 250 2477
Fax: +44 113 250 5290

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Mr James Lockwood MA

Admissions Officer:
Mrs Jo Amos

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Taster days, Visit school, Registration, Report from previous school, This is a non-selective school, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding, Interview, Common Entrance, GCSE results, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Boarding, Art, Junior school entry, Siblings, Music, Senior school entry, Academic, Other scholarships, Other bursaries, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, 6th Form, Sport, Means tested bursaries, Clergy/Ministers

What we offer

  • Government/Politics
  • Design technology
  • Critical thinking
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • Media/Film studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Squash
  • Fitness training
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Water sports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Fencing
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Yoga
  • Adventure training
  • First aid/life savers
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Skiing
  • Rowing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Chess
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Head PhotoWoodhouse Grove is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for children from 11 to 18 years of age. Located between Leeds and Bradford, the Grove is set in a 70 semi-rural campus in the picturesque Aire valley, close to the major airports of Leeds/Bradford and Manchester and in close proximity to the major rail and motorway networks. The recent opening of Apperley Bridge station, within a 5 minute walk of the school has reduced the travel time to London to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Founded in 1812 by the Methodist Conference, the Grove is divided into three sections: Ashdown Lodge for 3 to 5 year old children, Brontë House for 5 to 11 and Woodhouse Grove for 11 to 18 year olds: pupils may board from 8 years old. We offer continuity of learning from nursery through to the threshold of career. With 700 pupils in senior school, we are large enough to provide a full curriculum and wide range of activities under the guidance of well-qualified teachers but small enough for each pupil to be known well and to make their mark.

Our academic results are outstanding with 95% pass rate at grades A - C at GCSE and 100% pass rate at A level. But The Grove is not an academic 'hothouse', we strive to fulfil the potential of every child, not only through academic subjects but through culture, sport and the arts. Our facilities include a state of the art sports centre which gives children the opportunity to be involved in an extensive variety of sports in addition to the traditional sports of rugby, netball and cricket. Our extensive outdoor facilities include floodlit macadam tennis and netball courts, which, as well as tennis and netball, can be used for five-a-side soccer and general sports training. Along with a new 25m competition swimming pool and all weather pitch, The Grainge.

Equally, the Grove has an excellent reputation for the quality of its drama and music and is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for pupils who want to be involved in the performing arts. The music department has re-located to a new building with state-of-the-art facilities including a recording studio, recital room, drum room and dance studio thus allowing us to offer a wider range of instrumental tuition, orchestras and choirs. The recent re-development of the gymnasium into a purpose designed theatre with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, flexible performance space and rehearsal areas, enables our pupils to further develop the more specialist skills required for drama and music productions and allows a greater variety of performances to be staged.

Boarders have a range of weekend activities organised for them including trips to the cinema, shopping, paint balling, adventure weekends as well as evening activities during the week.

We hope that our pupils will go in to a world of opportunity with the confidence born of achievement in the range of activities open to them and with the strength of character developed by their sustained exposure to challenges and experiences in a caring and secure setting.

All airport travel is escorted. Bursaries and scholarships are available.

Please take a look at our website and make an appointment to have a look around. We will be delighted to welcome you.

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