North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

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.

Our annual open morning is usually held on the second Saturday in October. This is our showcase event and includes specially themed activities which your child is very welcome to take part in. We will also have various displays, including musical ensembles, sports matches and house activities. If possible, we recommend you attend both the annual open morning and one of our open doors. Our open events always run 9am – 12 noon throughout the school.

Upcoming open events

If you are unable to make these dates, please contact our Admissions Manager, Alice Gibbons on 0113 228 5121 and we will try to arrange a more convenient time.

Come and see us

You may feel you know a lot about The Grammar School at Leeds already from our website and our prospectus, but before you make up your mind please do come and visit us. Our open doors and open morning are a fantastic way to meet and chat to teachers and pupils, see our vast range of facilities and really get a feel for the school.

Photo of school entrance

Questions you may want to ask

We will happily answer any questions you may wish to ask about our school. Our pupils often help out at open events so please do take the opportunity to ask them what they think. Please do look at the work on display and ask to see the equipment and facilities. Here are some of the questions you may wish to ask to decide whether we are right for your child:

What are the class sizes?
How is the curriculum structured?
Is the curriculum broad and well balanced?
How much homework is there in each age group?
What after school activities are available?
How does GSAL cater for the needs of individual children?
What is different about GSAL compared to other schools?

Rose Court (3-7yrs)

Rose Court is our Nursery and Pre-prep department currently located in Headingley, and due to move to the main Alwoodley Gates campus in September 2020. Our open events (excluding Saturday Open Morning) will still take place at Rose Court during the academic year 2019-20 as even though we are moving the ethos, teaching and atmosphere will stay the same. At Rose Court, we have lots of fun and interesting things to show you. You can visit our classrooms, see a lesson taking place, and watch the smallest members of our school at play. Please do take the opportunity to talk to our class and support teachers and ask any questions you may have. We will also have a Rose Court showcase classroom at Junior School for those who prefer to visit there.

Junior School (7-11yrs)

Experience a typical school day! You’ll be shown around by one of our pupils and have the opportunity to sit in on a few lessons. Teaching staff will be on hand to answer your questions over a cup of coffee before or after your tour.

You are also invited to our showcase open morning which is held at the weekend for the convenience of busy parents. Although this is not a normal school day, you’ll still get a good sense of the academic and extra-curricular activities on offer from the sheer variety of displays our staff and pupils arrange for you.

Senior School (11-16yrs)

Senior School open events are a valuable way of really getting to know the school well. Our pupils will proudly show you their work and are happy to chat about an insiders view of the school.

Sixth Form (16-18yrs)

To give you a feel for school life, we hold a series of open events as well as a sixth form information evening, and you and your parents are also welcome to make a private appointment to meet with our Director of Sixth Form.

Make an appointment

To book a private appointment with us then please fill out the form below to let us know when is best for you.

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Or, if you prefer to chat with someone please call our admissions team on 0113 229 1552