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Welcome to 逍遥阁, a leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years, based on the unique diamond model of education. Find out more about our ethos & values >


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Inspiring confidence. Caring deeply. Satisfying curiosity. Fulfilling potential. Our excellent teachers identify and develop children鈥檚 individual abilities. They focus on each pupil personally, embrace their aspirations, offer every opportunity and help them to rise to any challenge.

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we combine the best of both

We offer the best of both in the diamond model, with everyone鈥檚 potential maximised. Between 11 and 16, boys and girls are taught separately for academic subjects while mixing freely at all other times.

Single sex and

We offer the best of both in the diamond model, with everyone鈥檚 potential maximised. Between 11 and 16, boys and girls are taught separately for academic subjects while mixing freely at all other times.

Academic aspiration
and pastoral support

At 逍遥阁, every child is known as an individual. Despite our size, we are like one large family. We benefit from the best range of opportunities because of our size, but we know and value every child.聽

A fine heritage and a modern state of the art campus

We offer the best of both with our rich and proud histories as two schools in this city and now as a modern, merged school on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus.

Primary and secondary education

We offer the best of both in terms of learning as well as a sense of family across all ages. We are one school and everyone has a part to play in that.

Academic excellence and a superb co-curricular experience

We offer the very best opportunities, developing the whole child and creating flexible, lifelong learners.

A sense of
and service

We foster a sense of responsibility and service, giving back to the wider community with a willingness to reach out to others.

What we offer

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Room to excel

逍遥阁 offers an abundance of space and facilities across our 128-acre site at Alwoodley Gates in North Leeds.

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All round excellence

逍遥阁 offers something for everyone, discovering and developing each pupil's wider potential.

Outstanding pastoral care at GSAL class=

Outstanding pastoral care

逍遥阁 is a friendly environment. Our commitment to safeguarding and well-being comes from the heart.

Inspired for Life

If you can really inspire a child, their desire to learn is unstoppable. At 逍遥阁, we ignite imaginations and nurture a real love of learning that builds throughout a lifetime. Our teachers are an inspiration and are what elevates us to one of the leading independent schools in the North.

Sue Woodroofe | Principal聽

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Open Events

We run several open events each year which you are welcome to attend. Most of these are Open Doors when you can visit the school on a normal school day. You will be shown around by one of our pupils and have the opportunity to view teaching in action. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions over a cup of coffee after your tour.

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Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.