Joining our schools

We’re continuing to accept applications to join Harrogate Ladies’ College, Highfield Prep School and Highfield Pre-School and are able to welcome prospective families for carefully planned, socially distanced tours and personal visits. 

Please call +44 (0) 1423 537045 or email or visit the Admissions Section of our website to find out more.

Alumna was the first woman to run a sub 5-minute mile

Diane Leather attracted headlines around the world when she made history at the women’s athletics championships in Birmingham on May 29 1954. Now her former school, Harrogate Ladies’ College, plans to establish an award for … Read Full Story

Family Reunion

HLC hosted a rather special coffee morning to welcome back some of our old girls, all of whom are now either parents or grandparents of children currently in our schools.

Alumna awarded War Service Medal

Pamela June Norton (at College 1938-1943) was, at last, awarded her War Service Medal in recognition of her time in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS). The medal was finally presented to Pam – 74 … Read Full Story

Virtual HCU Reunion

The HCU Reunion on Saturday 6th June 2020 took a rather different format to usual – via Zoom! Whilst the reunion usually takes place at College, this year we had to think outside the box … Read Full Story

Alumna Singing for Charity

Former pupil and Head of Choir, Elle Kay-Coles (2011-15) is raising money to support local voluntary groups who are providing PPE to local hospitals, including Harrogate Nightingale. Elle is a singer/songwriter, and has written a song about the … Read Full Story

A New Book from Alumna Author

‘Her Darkest Hour’, the new book from alumna Sharon Maas (1961-65, 1968-69), is out on 22nd May 2020. It is a beautiful and heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction, with a coming of age story. Sharon … Read Full Story