At Harrogate Ladies’ College, pupils are encouraged to be authentic and to be true to themselves - that means studying the subjects that they are passionate about without feeling that their gender prescribes their choices. Mrs Sylvia Brett, Principal of HLC since 2013 said, “We aim to give girls the confidence and freedom to be themselves and have a strong sense of identity. We want them to leave the school ready to take on the world and be able to say I AM ME.”
Sylvia adds, “We’ve been educating inspirational women for more than 125 years and we aim to inspire the next generation of women to be brave, to be bold, to challenge perceptions and to know that anything is possible with hard work, determination and perseverance.
“Our size enables us to know and understand our pupils as their parents know them, and this, combined with our supportive environment, means that pupils can be pushed harder to achieve more.”
Located in the Duchy area of Harrogate, the ISI “excellent in all areas” rated Harrogate Ladies’ College family of schools includes Highfield Pre-School and Highfield Prep School for boys and girls aged 2-11 years. All three schools are fully integrated to provide a seamless educational experience and are characterised by a strong sense of community.
Encouraging more girls into STEM careers
Sylvia comments: “As an all girls' school we’re proud to be leading the way in inspiring girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers. We put a lot of focus on encouraging girls to be bold, to be brave and to think differently about their subjects and their future careers. I’m delighted to see our girls now going on to study amazing STEM related subjects at university such as Medicine, Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Astrophysics.”
Find out more
Harrogate Ladies’ College will be hosting an Open Morning on Monday 2 May, 10am-12pm, which you can register for here. It takes place on the Bank Holiday, which is a normal teaching day, so the perfect opportunity to bring your daughter along to see the school in action!
The Open Morning also includes a presentation from Mrs Brett and pupil-led tours so you can find out about their personal experiences of College.
If you are unable to make it and would prefer to book a personal visit please call the HLC Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or email [email protected]