Huddersfield is a large market town located between Manchester and Leeds. It is the 10th largest town in the UK with a total population of 146,234 residents. Huddersfield is well known for its role in the industrial revolution and the wealth of the town in the Victorian Age has left an abundance of Victorian architecture including the award winning railway station. Huddersfield transport is well run and the train station has been recently rejuvenated. The town has an array of cultural activities on offer such as the Theatre and Art Gallery both located in the town centre. There is also a range of local restaurants and bars dotted around the centre providing an eclectic range of food to suit all tastes.

Situated on the M62 and with the M1 nearby, it is a perfect place for commuters to cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, however Huddersfield has a lot more to offer than just a good commuter location, it also boasts beautiful villages such as Marsden, Holmfirth and Slaithwaite, housing stunning views, traditional pubs and an abundance of long walks to while away your time. However if you prefer the hustle and bustle of living in a town Huddersfield is located near to a number of large towns and cities:


Halifax is a large Victorian town boasting an array of Victorian buildings, its most famous being Piece Hall. Other prominent buildings in the town include the Town Hall, which was designed by Sir Charles Barry who also designed the Houses of Parliament, and the Church of all Souls built by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Halifax has a great number of cultural attractions to visit such as Eureka, the Bankfield Museum, the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Museum and the Calderdale Industrial Museum.

Halifax is also well known for its shopping arcades and Markets, with a general market taking place at piece hall every Friday and Saturday. There are also plenty of parks and open spaces and a spectacular section of the Rochdale Canal runs through the Calder Valley.


Bradford is a thriving city with a lot to offer its residents and visitors. The centre itself boasts beautiful Victorian buildings in areas such as the Wool Exchange and Little Germany. However it also offers futuristic features such as the award winning City Park with its hi-tech water features and mirror pool.

Bradford has a range of interactive Museums to visit ranging from The Bronte Parsonage Museum based in Howarth the hometown of the Bronte sisters and Saltaire, a perfectly preserved Victorian village and home to Salts Mill.

Bradford offers much more than cultural visits it also houses a large range of restaurants pubs and bars mainly in the West End area of the city. Also in the West End is the Alhambra Theatre which has a fantastic range of performances from West End shows to ballets and comedies. Nearby St George’s Hall also attracts some of the best bands, musicians and comedians in the UK.


Leeds is located at the heart of the country and has so much to offer to its visitors. The city centre is thriving with a vast array of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. Leeds offers a sensational shopping experience with high end stores such as Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton to much smaller independent retailers and high street fashion stores ensuring it caters for all tastes.

Leeds is home to an amazing university, which has a worldwide reputation making it a truly multi-cultural and international institution renowned for its superior educational facilities.

If you are looking to relocate to Leeds there is accommodation for all tastes and requirements, whether you are looking for the fast paced city living or the quieter suburban lifestyle, there are areas to suit all needs.

Leeds isn’t all about city living being a short distance from the Yorkshire Dales you can spend your free time enjoying fun outdoor activities and visiting beautiful villages.


Manchester is an exciting and vibrant place to be with a massive music scene that caters for all tastes. If you enjoy listening to live music and discovering up and coming artists, Manchester is the city for you.

For such a large city it is very quirky with a vast array of small vintage boutiques to the vibrant shopping streets of Market Street. The night life in Manchester is also very diverse with your more quirky bars and clubs in the northern quarter to your more commercial establishments. Manchester also has a more civilised and cultural side to it with a vast array of galleries and theatres. Be inspired by the cutting edge pieces that can be discovered at the Lowry Galleries.


Sheffield has a very strong reputation for being the city of steel but it has so much more to offer. It is the 5th largest city in the UK with such a diverse and exciting offering from a bustling city centre with fantastic shopping and nightlife through to the greener more relaxed side; 62% of the city is classed as green land areas with over 200 parks and woodland areas to offer.

If you are looking to have the best of both worlds Sheffield is the city for you. It offers trendy city living with lively wine bars and restaurants to the more relaxed suburban living where you can take long walks and enjoy village life.


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Kam Rogerson

Assistant Principal

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