Wakefield Girls’ is celebrating 145 years spearheading girls’ education. We're delighted to be recognised as one of the top independent schools in the North and in our happily empowering environment set the pace for empowered girls and women for centuries to come. It's a really exciting time to be a girl here. Hers is a time to grow up ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges and be a part of a future she chooses.
Ms Heidi-Jayne Boyes
Head of Wakefield Girls'
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Happily Empowering Girls

At Wakefield Girls’, we enable our students to achieve the extraordinary. With tailored teaching, strong pastoral care, structured pathways to success and an exceptional extra-curricular program with over 100 clubs to choose from, you’ll like the way we happily enrich the lives of our students. Every interaction is underpinned with positive energy & respect.  Every day we inspire and empower everyone to progress confidently into the future with a shared sense of togetherness and a growing awareness of the world around them. And at the heart of our school ethos is always the idea that there are no limits to what Wakefield Girls can achieve.

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A place where
girls belong

We believe that when girls are educated separately, it changes everything.   Our all-girl setting enables every student to become fully independent, levelling the playing field so that each can make the most of life’s opportunities and become everything she wants to be.

Ages 7 - 11

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Ages 11 - 16

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Ages 16 - 18

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You'll like the way we OPEN MINDS and DOORS ...

Contact us to arrange a personal visit to Wakefield Girls’:

  • – a personal tour around our school
  • – discover our EDGE and Pathways To Success programs
  • – a Q&A after the tour to answer any questions you have about our school, culture, and alumnae

A warm welcome awaits.

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A Place Where
Girls Succeed

A happy and empowering education for girls is at the heart of what we do and this helps our students to achieve in remarkable ways across all different sectors. In our Alumnae Interview Series, find out why Wakefield Girls’ is such a unique place for academic excellence, extra-curricular opportunity and how we help to lay the pathways for success.

Alumnae Interviews & Legacy of Connection

Lesley Bland

Class of 1995
Clinical Educator and HCP relations midwife
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Katherine Hart

Class of 2001
Marine biologist,Turks and Caicos Islands
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Linda McQue Michael

Class of 1976
ex Directorate of Human Rights, Council of Europe
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Deborah Lodge

Class of 1996
Managing Director, Corporate International Solutions, HSBC, New York
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Sally Jackson

Class of 2002
Global Health Professional, World Health Organisation, Rome
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Emma Clifton

Class of 1996
VFX Supervision,Consulting,QC | Former 1st Vice Chair at VES
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We’ve been happily empowering girls for decades – discover more and how at any of our events or with a personal tour.  Meet some of our most inspiring alumnae as we talk Live At Five on Instagram with them. If you’re a parent, unlock our Wakefield Girls Matters series covering topics that matter most to successfully supporting girls over on our secure parent portal, Firefly.   Check out our latest News below and follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels for a daily taste of life and learning at our school.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 6 December `23

Christmas Charity Fayre

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Friday 7 June `24

#empowHER: free leadership event for girls

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Latest News

Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from across our Junior and Senior sections.

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