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Our school day at Belmont Grosvenor private school UK

Our school day

Whether it’s being involved in a class assembly, performing in a production, learning outdoors or representing the school in a sports fixture, every day at Belmont Grosvenor is packed with opportunities to go beyond the classroom and explore new areas of discovery.

Independent Pre Prep School


Pre-Reception, Reception, Years 1 and 2 make up the Pre-Prep department at Belmont Grosvenor School.

As part of a larger school, our children are fortunate to benefit from excellent facilities, equipment and specialist staff, whilst enjoying close relationships with experienced class teachers and teaching assistants.

Prep School


Our Prep children, whilst still benefiting from the secure setting of their classroom, enjoy access to our more specialised teaching areas.

These include a state-of-the-art Science laboratory, fully-equipped IT suite, Art and Design Technology suite, dedicated Modern Foreign Languages room and a Music department that includes the latest computerised music composition facilities.

Staff at Belmont Grosvenor independent prep school, Harrogate


We're proud of our committed team of well qualified and experienced staff at Belmont Grosvenor who are ably led by Acting Headteacher Mrs Emma Shea.

To view a full list of staff members please click on the button.

Belmont Grosvenor independent school governors


Belmont Grosvenor School is a charitable trust and is led by a Board of Governors who meet regularly with the Headteacher and School Business Manager.

If you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with you can contact the governors via the school office.

Wrap-around care at Belmont Grosvenor private school, UK

Wrap-around care

In recent years there has been a growing demand for wrap-around care and Belmont Grosvenor has adapted to these changes by offering increased term time and holiday care.

This allows children to be engaged in activities in a familiar environment with their peers, benefits the changing needs of families, and becomes a further extension of school life.

History of Swarcliffe Hall

History of Swarcliffe Hall

History really comes alive for the children at Belmont Grosvenor School. Our magnificent Gothic building and extensive grounds are themselves a huge educational resource.

They inspire each and every one of our children, and give them the opportunity to experience and understand what life would have been like living in the Hall, as well as the family’s position, and the building’s prominence, in the locality.

ISI Inspection Report

ISI Inspection Report

Belmont Grosvenor School is regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The latest whole school report was published in January 2018 and BGS achieved the ISI’s highest possible accolades, 'Excellent' and 'Outstanding' in both age ranges inspected - under twos and two to 11 years.  

Click here to view the report.


Independent School Fees

Admissions & fees

Belmont Grosvenor School welcomes all prospective parents to come and visit – we really want you to see first-hand our unique setting and the excellent education we are able to offer your children.

Everyone, from our Headmistress and EYFS co-ordinator to our children, is extremely proud of the school and love to show visitors around and share their passion and enthusiasm for all that is special about Belmont Grosvenor and Magic Tree Nursery.

Our admissions procedure varies according to the age of the child.

Independent School Bursaries


Belmont Grosvenor School is progressively raising funds for a bursary scheme and is very keen to encourage applications from parents who, because of their financial situation, would not normally be able to afford to send their child/children to the school.

Our Headmistress is extremely happy to have a confidential discussion with any interested family who feel they may benefit from a bursary and an education at Belmont Grosvenor School.

Private primary schools policies

School Policies

Our school policies are reviewed annually and updated where neccessary, to ensure compliance with statutory policy.

Click on 'Read More' to view our key school polices.

Please contact the office if you would like to receive a copy by post or to view a full list of policies.



Internet safety is integral to our ICT curriculum and embedded in our PSHE curriculum.  As such it is carefully planned for and age appropriate.

Our E-safety policy reflects the importance of using information systems and electronic communication safely. 

The Belmont Grosvenor School Alumni


At Belmont Grosvenor School, we love to keep in touch with our old boys and girls and hear their news and achievements as they progress through life.

We welcome past pupils into school to talk to our children and inspire them through assemblies, speech days, and official openings of new facilities.

This gives our children a true sense of their heritage and enables them to pursue their goals in life and encourages their motivation and ambition.

Careers at BGS Independent School

Careers at BGS


Required for September 2022 or earlier
The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Headteacher with the skills and experience to build on the recognised strengths of the school.
Applications are welcome from Aspiring Senior Leaders and Experienced Heads.

Required as soon as possible:


Nursery Nurses
Full or Part time, All Year Round or Term Time Only posts available. 


Part Time Cleaner
4 hours per day

North Yorkshire Term Time only

Kitchen Assistant
11am-3pm daily

Term Time only




Please click READ MORE for more information


Independent school term calendar

Term calendar

Summer Term 2021

MTN Staff INSET Tuesday 6th April

MTN Open Wednesday 7th  April

Staff INSET Monday 12th April  

Term starts Tuesday 13st April

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May

½ Term ends Friday 28th May

½ Term Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June

MTN Closed Monday 31st  May (Bank Holiday)

½ Term starts Monday 7th  June

 Term ends Friday 9th July at 12:00noon

Belmont Grosvenor PTA


We have an active PTA committee who organise a wide range of activities throughout the academic year. The PTA always welcomes new members.

Annual events include a Welcome Back to School BBQ, Bonfire Night celebrations,  Quiz nights, Film nights, and a Summer Ball.



Belmont Grosvenor School is a member of an elite group of just 600 schools across the world to be awarded a quality kitemark by the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).

The school underwent rigorous inspections to win accreditation to the IAPS, a professional association dedicated to ensuring a high standard of teaching and learning, a high degree of specialism in many areas and generous resources, not least in the school's adult to child ratio.

The IAPS accreditation recognises the commitment of Belmont Grosvenor School to providing all-round excellence in education.

What our parents say about BGS private school in Yorkshire

What our parents say

The children at Belmont Grosvenor are our finest ambassadors but we believe parents and past pupils provide a particularly valuable insight into the Belmont Grosvenor experience.

Click here to see what they say about us.



School Correspondance:

Letter from Mrs Ashworth jones 16/03/2020


Letter from Mrs Ashworth Jones 12/03/2020


Coronavirus Advice for Places of Education



Department for Education

This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

What you need to know:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

The updated guidance can be found here:

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

Recording school pupil absences

Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.

If a pupil does not attend school, despite the school operating as usual and the pupil is not self-isolating, they should be marked as absent. It is for headteachers to determine whether or not the absence is authorised depending on the individual circumstances.

Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Educational resources:

Latest Department for Education information: