Independent School in Ilkley

Welcome to Ghyll Royd

The key to our philosophy is that the pupil is at the centre of everything that the school does, a school where children can learn, mature and develop in different ways. This is a school that is flexible and subtle enough in the way it is run to be able to accommodate the needs and personalities of individual children, and to help them flourish and feel comfortable.

The school combines the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care with a strong emphasis on a sense of community and traditional values based around our 5 C’s courtesy, care, cooperation, consideration and concentration. The school develops pupils self-confidence and provides opportunities for all children to mould themselves into skilful and well balanced individuals. The school encourages pupils to aim high, and values the children’s achievement in all aspects of school life.

The partnerships that are formed between pupils, staff and parents are an essential element to Ghyll Royd’s success. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s education; fostering strong communication between home and school to ensure their child realises his or her full potential from a very young age. The school’s size means the pupils, staff and parents really get to know each other well. There is a tangible sense of community, creating a warm and enabling environment.

Current parents have commented:

“We were overwhelmed by the family atmosphere when we first looked around Ghyll Royd, and this remains an overriding positive about the school.”

“Ghyll Royd is a warm, friendly school, one which encourages each and every child to do their very best. The pupils are to be commended on their manners, their politeness and their obvious pride in their school.”

The school is set in seven acres of grounds and the vast outdoor area invites children to become explorers and seek adventure. Once inside the school building, Greystone Manor is welcoming and friendly with an unpretentious atmosphere – a real home from home.

At Ghyll Royd School, modern foreign languages, sport and creative arts as well as a wide range of other extra-curricular provision are easily accessible. Pupils of all ages have ample opportunities to find and shape their individual talents through our ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’ building their learning power through resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity.

To summarise Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School is a happy and stimulating place in which the pupils feel safe, confident and valued. When the time to leave does arrive the children progress to their senior school of choice secure in the knowledge that they have received a ‘foundation for life’.

Yours sincerely,

Mr David Martin BA, MA, PGCE.

Headteacher: Mr David Martin