Wortley is home to an impressive choice of primary schools including Cobden (Ofsted rated Good), Five Lanes (Ofsted rated Good), Lower Wortley and Whingate primary schools. For secondary education there is the nearby Farnley Academy and Ryecroft Academy to choose from and, being so close to Leeds city centre, Wortley is also ideally placed for students and professionals interested in higher and further education too.
The nearest train stations for residents in Wortley are Leeds Train station itself, providing regular rail services to Edinburgh, London and just about everywhere else in between and Cottingley train station, running services to both Huddersfield and Leeds.
The M621 and A6110 connect Worley by road, taking you into Leeds City Centre itself, up to the ring road or to the M1 and M62 motorways.
Founded in 1758, the Middleton Railway is a heritage railway that uses restored and historic rolling stock to transport it’s passengers. It is renowned as the world’s oldest working railway and it’s relies solely on volunteers to keep it going. It’s ideal for a family day out, boasting a museum and souvenir shop as well as the train rides themselves.
Wortley Recreation Ground offers great views of the surrounding city. Ideal for young families seeking a fun day out, the recreation ground offers a children’s playground, skate park, three bowling greens and several pitches marked out for rugby and football.