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About Harrogate Ladies’ College - a leading UK independent school

Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s top independent schools for girls aged 11 to 18 years.

Senior school years are perhaps the most critical in terms of shaping long term futures, but we believe that they should also be exciting, inspiring and stimulating – a time of building confidence, increasing independence; and of becoming comfortable with who you are.

As a leading UK independent school, we focus on providing girls with an all round education which will ensure that they have the best possible opportunities when they move on to the next stage in their lives. 

What Makes Us Different?

Harrogate Ladies’ College is a vibrant, stimulating and diverse independent school.  Here’s what we think makes us so special:

  • Our pupils grow up in school that knows them as individuals, the way their parents know them as individuals, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears. We believe that only a school of our size could achieve this.
  • Our school is known for being kind and caring. We believe that the kinder, more supportive we are, the harder our pupils can be pushed to achieve more, both inside and outside the classroom. Studying at College typically adds one whole grade per subject and our A level results are the best in Harrogate.  The majority of our girls go on to study at top Russell Group universities.
  • Our pupils have the freedom and confidence to be themselves. Being an all-girls school is an important factor in this, as is our culture of openness, empathy and the building of friendships between age-groups.

When pupils leave our school and move onto the next stage in their lives they are ready to take on the world on an equal footing and on their own terms, able to say: “I Am Me.”

We hope that our website will give you a glimpse of what life at Harrogate Ladies’ College has to hold, but please do come and visit us to get a full sense of what College has to offer to girls and their parents.  To arrange a visit please contact our Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or email admissions@hlc.org.uk.  Alternatively, please feel free to complete the form below.


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