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Woodhouse Grove

Apperley Bridge, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom BD10 0NR

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees£13800 to £13995
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£27210 to £27690
Annual Full Boarding Fees£29100 to £29250

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
429Day342
47Full Board32
1Weekly2
477Total376

Number of Staff

Full-time: 106
Part-time: 73

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr James Lockwood MA


Woodhouse 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 acre semi-rural campus, close to the major airports of Leeds/Bradford and Manchester and to major rail and motorway networks. Apperley Bridge station is located directly opposite school and takes only 10 minutes to Leeds centre.

Founded in 1812 by the Methodist Conference, the Grove is divided into three sections: Ashdown Lodge for 2 to 5 year old children, Bronte House for 5 to 11 years and Woodhouse Grove for 11 to 18 year olds: pupils may board from 11 years old. We offer continuity of learning from nursery through to University or the start of your child's career, producing confident and prepared young adults ready to face the challenges ahead. With over 750 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 fitness suite, 25m competition swimming pool, rock climbing wall, squash courts and our 3G all weather pitch, The Grainge; there is something for everyone.

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. Our state-of-the-art facilities include 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 240 seater theatre with professional standard tech box for all lighting and sound requirements, a flexible performance space and rehearsal areas, all enable 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 can access an extensive range of weekend activities; including trips to the cinema, shopping, paint balling, adventure weekends as well as evening activities and full access to the library and sport and drama facilities.

Our aim is for our pupils to enter a world of opportunity with the confidence born of achievement, and the strength of character developed by exposure to challenges and experiences in a caring and secure setting.

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.

James Lockwood MA
Headmaster
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Critical thinking
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD

Method of Entry

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • AMDIS
  • BSA
  • HMC
  • ISC

Religious Affliations:

  • Methodist
  • All denominations welcome


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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