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Menwith Hill Applications

At Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School we offer a very warm welcome to American children and their families.  We are located just a few miles from RAF Menwith Hill and we’ve been working with American families for many years. 

Our staff are experienced at helping children of all ages settle in and understand that sometimes a little extra support might be required to help them adjust to the British education system.  Equally, the school has a great deal of experience in supporting families returning to the US providing transcripts for US High Schools and successfully helping pupils to gain places at US universities.

As part of support for American children we provide:

  • Financial assistance to families whose contracts do not provide funding for the UK Reception year (awarded on a case by case basis).
  • A network of family support to help children and parents to quickly settle into British school life including the opportunity for new families to buddy with an existing family at our school.
  • Guidance and information for parents on the complexities of the British education system and the different terminology used
  • A transcript for US High Schools for pupils returning to the US from the UK system 
  • Support and guidance on applying for US universities, as well as those in the UK and elsewhere in the world.


As part of our commitment to our American students based at Menwith Hill, we closely follow the guidance of the US Department of Education Department and liaise with the US Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  

If you would like to find out more about how we support American students, please email or call +44 (0) 1423 537045.