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The Gleddings

Founded: 1961

Headteacher: Mrs Jill Wilson CBE

Size: 220

Age Range: 6months to 11 years

The Gleddings is an exceptional, co-educational Preparatory School in Halifax. Under the inspiring leadership of Jill Wilson CBE, the school, which is currently oversubscribed, was named Sunday Times Prep School of the Year for 2017. Its most recent ISI inspection awarded it excellent in all areas. It was acquired by Forfar in 2019 who recently opened The Little Gleddings - a purpose built nursery on the grounds for children 6months +

Although the academic results speak for themselves, The Gleddings is about much more. Their caring ethos is central to everything they do, and their intention is simply to make their children as happy and as successful as they can possibly be, both academically and personally.


  • On site 50 week purpose built nursery - The Little Gleddings for children from 6 months (a few places still available)
  • High academic success averaging over 80% pass rate on the Halifax Grammer School exams
  • Out of school hours care offered in early, late and holiday school services 
  • A wide  range of extracurricular clubs offered
  • ISI inspection awarded it excellent
  • Sunday Times Prep School of the Year for 2016-17