About us

Giggleswick School is one of the leading co-educational boarding and day schools in the north of England and is highly respected internationally for providing a world class education.

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Founded in 1512, Giggleswick has over 500 years’ experience in delivering the very best of British independent education and the school has continued to grow in size and reputation to become a school of choice for parents seeking an outstanding full and broad education for their children.

Our pre-school, junior school and senior school are all located on a spectacular 250-acre campus set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, providing a seamless education for boys and girls from the age of two right through to sixth form, aged 18.

As a modern boarding and day school we offer a wide range of options tailored to fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of families. We enjoy a well balanced mix of day pupils, flexi boarders (3 or 5 nights) and full boarders who all share a close sense of community with the House system forming a central hub of life at the school.

Our values & ethos

Our three core values are participation, respect and ambition. We accept each person for who they are and, through a broad curriculum, seek to nurture the talent in everyone. A grounded and down to earth school where individuals are respected and participation is expected.

We value highly academic progress and encourage a critical awareness of learning. This includes a recognition of the importance of learning beyond the classroom where outcomes, though less quantifiable, are just as important for wellbeing in life, and where our Learner Profile helps to ensure activity is purposeful and fulfilling.

All this is rooted in a boarding community which seeks to listen to and support each member. As a Christian foundation we accept pupils from all faiths and none, but we expect an open mindedness towards belief.

The Giggleswick learner

To successfully achieve our aims we have defined our own Learner Profile. This identifies the key characteristics that we believe will help individuals lead happy and fulfilling lives.