Horsforth Farmers’ Market is a member of FARMA and is hosted by Horsforth Churches Together. It is a non-profit making community venture.
A wide range of stalls providing a rich variety of food in season from organic vegetables, meat, deli and fresh fish to eggs, cakes and chocolates! There are guest stalls, a Horsforth Matters Stall and fun activities every month. Something different is always happening and there is a lively social buzz. You will find us at the top of Town Street the first Saturday of every month 9:00am - 12:30pm.
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Newlay station, which was built by the Midland Railway, was renamed Newlay & Horsforth station in 1889. It was situated south of the River Aire and was accessible from Horsforth on Pollard Lane which connects Horsforth to Bramley. The station, which was on the Airedale Line (Leeds-Shipley-Skipton), was renamed Newlay station in 1961. It closed on 22 March 1965, along with other stations on the Airedale Line: Armley Canal Road, Kirkstall, Calverley & Rodley and Apperley Bridge.
We promote the respect of other students, other cultures and the wider community. We encourage hard work, courtesy, good behaviour and service to others with many opportunities to develop these both inside and outside of the classroom. The opportunities in our enrichment programme are extensive and whether you are into science club, the Duke of Edinburgh award, our many sports clubs and teams or taking part in our school production, there is something for everyone.
Horsforth has a large percentage of sandstone buildings sourced from local quarries, more than any other part of Leeds. A draft design statement was produced in 2010, which summarises much of the architectural and historical character.
The Scout and Guide hut on New Road Side was requisitioned during the Second World War as an emergency mortuary for the factories based around what is now Leeds Bradford Airport (Yeadon Aerodrome at the time), but it was never needed. Before being purchased by the scouts and guides[when?], the building was used as a cafe, a popular stop off on the way out to Otley, Ilkey and the Dales.
The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport, in neighbouring Yeadon.
Leeds Trinity University, formerly Leeds Trinity University College, is an independent university after a period as an accredited college of the University of Leeds. The residential campus is located off Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth.
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At Horsforth we have an excellent academic record, results are consistently above the national average and our sixth form has been judged as ‘Outstanding’. Yet it is where students go and what they achieve afterwards that fills us with pride. Whether our students’ destinations are Oxbridge, starting their own business or learning a trade, it’s the skills, qualities and experiences we offer that get them there.
Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5RF
There is an independent primary school, The Froebelian School.
Horsforth railway station is on the Harrogate Line between Harrogate and Leeds. The station is just outside the Horsforth parish boundary, on the Cookridge side of Moseley Beck.
After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, Horsforth was partitioned and sold to five families, one of them the Stanhopes achieved supremacy and controlled the village for the next 300 years. The estate record of the Stanhopes is regarded as one of the most extensive and important collections of its kind, complementing the extensive mediaeval record associated with Kirkstall Abbey.
The further education college Leeds City College has a site in Horsforth called the Horsforth Campus. It was previously part of Park Lane College.
Our partnership with our community is valued and successful. The support of parents, carers, and governors is a major strength of the school and by working together we have fostered a culture of success that we will continue for years to come. Please contact us or see our School Prospectus if you would like any further information about our school.
During World War II the £241,000 required to build the corvette HMS Aubretia was raised entirely by the people of Horsforth. In 2000 the US President Bill Clinton acknowledged Horsforth's contribution to the war effort in a letter sent to MP Paul Truswell. The letter is in the museum.
Local transport information: The centre is on local bus routes. Please visit http://www.wymetro.com for more information.
Given its size, Horsforth has a relatively high number of bars and pubs of varying types from traditional pubs going back to the 17th century to more modern café bars and lounges. Horsforth Town Street has the highest concentration of these with 8 bars and pubs within a short distance of each other. Other popular night life areas include Station Road and New Road Side.
St Margaret's C of E Primary School car park, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5BL
Featherbank School opened in 1911 as a primary school, replacing the Grove Day School. The school's infant department was moved to the Grove Methodist Church on Stanhope Drive in 1933, but in 1960 transferred to the Featherbank School annexe. In 1972 Featherbank juniors (7–11 years) were allocated places at the newly built Newlaithes Junior School, at which point Featherbank became purely an infants' school (4–7 years). In September 2011 Featherbank reverted to a full primary school.
The three unnamed Saxon thegns that held the land at the Conquest gave way to the king who granted it to lesser Norman nobles, but not long after most of the village came under the control of Kirkstall Abbey, a Cistercian house founded in 1152 on the bank of the River Aire downstream of Horsforth.
Horsforth Village Museum has collections and displays illustrating aspects of life set against the backdrop of the changing role of the village.
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The main secondary school is Horsforth School. Horsforth's state sector primary schools are West End Lane Primary School, St Margaret's Primary School, Newlaithes Primary School, Westbrook Lane Primary School, Broadgate Lane Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School and Featherbank Primary School.
Local transport information: The library is on the local bus routes. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676