about us

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Dale House is a small independent private school, which encourages self-confident, hard working, responsible, polite and considerate children.

It has a broad curriculum which caters for a variety of academic abilities and provides great opportunities for sport, music, dance, art, drama, and foreign languages (Spanish and French).

Our catchment area covers Batley, Wakefield, Leeds and all surrounding areas.

We have an excellent examination record, and a good relationship with and successful placement of pupils at Wakefield Girls High School, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Silcoates School, Bradford Grammar School, Batley Grammar School, Heckmondwike Grammar School, etc.

Above all, Dale House is a very happy school where children enjoy life to the full, discovering more about the world around them.

Dale House School is housed in a former Edwardian parish hall built in 1907.  The school was founded in 1997.

We are registered with the DfE, Ofsted and the Kirklees Early Years Service, and we are a member of the Independent Schools Association.

We strive to uncover hidden talents and develop individual strengths in a caring and supportive learning environment.


Our pastoral care is an outstanding feature of the school, as is our ‘after school’ activities programme.

The school operates Early and Late Clubs from Monday to Friday during term time, so pupils can be cared for between 8.00am and 5.30pm.  The school also runs a ‘Holiday Club’ in the main school holidays:

Christmas (2 weeks),  Easter (3 weeks), and Summer (6 weeks).

Please click here for term dates/calendars.

This website can only provide the briefest glimpse of what we have to offer.  As a private independent school covering Wakefield, Leeds, Halifax, Dewsbury, wider West Yorkshire and all surrounding areas, we operate an open door policy and invite you to make an appointment with the school secretary to come and see for yourself what makes Dale House such a special place.

Remember, we also offer a private nursery school for children from the age of 2 years.

So, if you are looking for a private independent elementary school for your child aged 2 to 11 years, and you are in the region of Leeds, Wakefield, Batley or Dewsbury, then Dale House School awaits your call!  Please telephone us now on 01924 422215 to make an appointment to visit the school, or for further information.