Gateways School, in Leeds, is set to open its high school doors to boys for the first time, welcoming them into the Year 7 intake in September.
School head, Dr Tracy Johnson, together with the board of governors, made the decision after seeing how both boys and girls were “thriving” in Gateways Prep School.
Gateways pupils recently came fifth out of all of the small independent schools in the country at A Level, and seventh at GCSE. In terms of value added, Gateways regularly places in the national top ten.
Dr Johnson said: “Smaller schools and smaller class sizes are better for some pupils. As a head, it is important to me to provide this choice for all parents, whether they have sons or daughters.
“That is why we are looking forward to our first boys moving up from our prep into high school, and are welcoming applications from boys in Year 6 at other schools in the area to join them.”