Why Giggleswick?

We believe our school is a very special place and here you can explore what makes a Giggleswick education truly unique and why we are considered one of the leading boarding and day schools in the north of England.

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Family-friendly boarding

Giggleswick is renowned for its supportive community and family-friendly approach to boarding, where everyone (day, flexi and full boarders) feels valued and respected and families feel well supported with our flexible boarding options.


Find Out more about our Boarding 

Exploring the great outdoors

Our idyllic natural countryside setting in the Yorkshire Dales gives life at Giggleswick a real sense of adventure, discovery and well-being. Outdoor pursuits abound and creative minds flourish in our stunning natural environment. 


take a look at  our outdoor pursuits 

Happy and down to earth

Giggleswick is a grounded, friendly and inclusive school full of northern charm with a healthy dose of northern grit too! As Tatler magazine quoted: “How can they bear to tear themselves away from this happy place in the Yorkshire Dales?”


Read our review in Tatler schools guide

Learning beyond the classroom

Here, learning does not stop at the classroom door and we believe strongly in the benefits of a broad curriculum and enrichment through the co-curriculum, which includes over 80 clubs, clinics and societies happening every week.


Find out more about our clubs and societies

Personal development

We provide every pupil with individual attention and support. Each young person is encouraged to explore their talents and skills and helped to develop their own strengths and character. The Giggleswick Learner Profile defines the character we encourage in our pupils to give them the very best opportunities beyond school.


read more about the giggleswick learner

Where everyone takes part

One of the most distinctive aspects of a Giggleswick education is its focus on participation. We believe that children learn better actively and this is a school where young people properly take part in a wide range of activities and throw energy into everything they do regardless of their level of talent and ability.


Find out more about our co-curriculum