Applications for Year 7 Entrance Exams and Scholarships Now Open

We are now welcoming applications for pupils to join us in Year 7 (Upper 3) in September 2024. You can find out more via the Admissions Section of our website, or please feel free to contact the Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or by emailing

You can also register for Year 7 Entrance Exams and apply for a scholarship here. (Applications close on Monday 4th December).

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Pre School and Nursery Facilities

Harrogate’s Highfield Pre-School and Nursery occupies a large Victorian house on Duchy Road.  Our buildings are adjacent to Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School. Set within its own private grounds, Highfield Pre-School has a unique home from home environment with excellent facilities designed to inspire and develop pre-school children.

Our nursery and pre school facilities include:

  • Large airy rooms with the flexibility to accommodate all types of activities

  • The largest outdoor space of any nursery in Harrogate

  • A separate Dining Room

  • An interactive Sensory Room accessible to all children

  • Interactive touch boards to enhance the learning experience

  • A private car park right outside for safe, secure and convenient drop off and collection


Additional Facilities at Harrogate Ladies’ College

As part of a larger family of schools, Highfield Pre-School children also enjoy access to a wide range of unique facilities at Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School  including:

  • College drama theatre (or Small Hall) for concerts and events such as our Nativity Plays

  • College Sports Hall equipped with specialist pre-school apparatus

  • Outdoor sports facilities for Sports Days

  • College Assembly Hall for indoor PE and music

  • College Chapel for religious celebrations and festivals such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas

“The facilities are fantastic! The children have space to confidently play, (make a mess!) explore and learn. There is a lovely atmosphere and an endless supply of things to capture their imagination and interest”

Highfield Pre-school Parent

We have a full time dedicated Estates Team which expertly maintains our facilities to an exceptionally high standard. As a not-for-profit organisation, we also invest our profits back into the pre school itself and make on-going investments in our facilities, play equipment and resources.

Kathryn Wilson, Head of EYFS