Welcome to Brackenfield School, Harrogate
Founded in 1977, we have been Harrogate’s Prep school for over 40 years. We are now welcoming parents who were once pupils here themselves. More than anything else, children are happy and cared for here; we are an extended family.
Curriculum & Learning, Activities, Outdoor Learning and Community are the four areas of a powerful mission we use to focus our children’s achievements. Our actions, behaviours and attitudes are underpinned by the core values of Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Confidence, Initiative and Perseverance. As a result, children are not only academically able, they are also confident and caring individuals who become proud ambassadors for their school and their community.
We aim to support you as well as your children by providing flexibility. Our wraparound care includes before and after school provision that can provide busy families with more opportunities within their own work and careers.
We also have an enriching extracurricular program that includes a variety of activities from sports, dance, arts & crafts and computer coding. This provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing your children are happy and busy too. Holiday time clubs offer enriching activities during non-term times that may help meet your needs further.
How your child will benefit from attending Brackenfield:
- They will receive a first-class academic education at an Ofsted 'Outstanding' school
- Learn in a warm family atmosphere
- Experience award-winning extra-curricular activities
- Thrive in a friendly, caring, lively, and purposeful environment
- Be supported by a dedicated team of inspirational teachers
- Experience excellent wrap around care facilities
- From 2 years old, experience our 50 weeks a year education in Brackenfield Nursery
Selecting the right school for your child is a very big decision, particularly when making that choice at birth. We look at each child’s unique strengths, abilities, and learning style to advise you on next steps, whether this be in independent or state education. Brackenfield is unique in Harrogate in that it is not directly associated with any senior school and pupils leaving Year 6 move on to a mix of independent and state secondary schools.
I would love to show you around our school - Joe Masterson - Headmaster