Giggleswick School

Giggleswick School is one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, just over an hour away from Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports.

“How can they bear to tear themselves away from this happy place in the Yorkshire Dales.” Tatler Schools Guide

Giggleswick is a popular choice for families with our strong boarding ethos offering a stable, healthy, supportive and friendly environment for children from the ages of 9 through to 18. 64% of our pupils are boarders (increasing to 79% in Sixth Form) and everyone attends school on Saturday with lessons in the morning and team sports and clubs in the afternoon. We also have a full programme of activities on Sunday, including regular trips and visits out of school

Giggleswick School is within easy reach of the Forces major bases across the North with excellent road and rail links. Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports are also easily accessible. Academic results are strong with 73% A*-B A Level and BTEC grades in 2020, and 73% of students receiving an offer from a Russell Group university in 2019/20.


Our academic programme is complemented by over 80 clubs and activities, from sport and outdoor pursuits to music, art, drama, debating, and service in the community


We welcome international pupils from over 14 different countries, including expatriate and Forces families. Of our total pupil body, 83% are British and 17% are internationals.

We welcome international pupils from over 17 different countries, including expatriate and Forces families. Of our total pupil body, 81% are British and 20% are internationals.

We also operate an extremely popular International Summer School programme, providing international students with an ideal opportunity to improve their English, have fun, make friends, and get a taste for British life at a top UK boarding school.

We are listed as a ‘Top 20 Independent School in the North’ by The Sunday Times.

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Enquire about: Giggleswick School
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HeadMr Sam Hart
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range3 - 11
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational Sport Business
Jnr Boarding Fees£10,500.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£13,200.00 per term
Sixth Form£13,400.00 per term
Forces DiscountForces pay 10% only
Total Students350
Youngest Boarder9
Junior Boarders10
Senior Boarders214
Int'l Students65
Closest Airport 1Manchester (100km)
Closest Airport 2Leeds (80km)
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