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Giggleswick Junior School, the junior part of the 400-pupil independent, co-educational and boarding school in Settle, has made the exciting decision to change its name to Giggleswick Prep School. The new name will be in place for the start of the next academic year starting in September 2023.

The announcement follows a fantastic year for the Junior School, which has seen the launch of a refreshed curriculum, further expansion of its extensive programme of co-curricular activities, the reintroduction of boarding from Year 4 and the extension of all-inclusive wraparound care from 8am until 6pm.

These key changes mean that the school’s structure is now more in keeping with that of a Prep School and the name change will help to celebrate this new focus. Giggleswick Prep School students in years 3 to 6 will wear the same blazer as Giggleswick Senior School students. This fits with the ‘one school’ approach, which aims to help students make the transition from junior to senior school as seamlessly and easily as possible.

Prep School Headmaster, James Mundell, said:


“We are confident that these changes will continue to enhance the educational experience for pupils at Giggleswick Prep School. Our commitment to academic excellence and a nurturing environment remains unwavering. We look forward to welcoming new families into our community and embarking on this exciting journey together.”

For admissions enquiries at Giggleswick Prep School, please contact 01729 893 189 or email


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