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A small village between Leeds and Barwick in Elmet.
Scholes, sometimes also known as Scholes-in-Elmet is a village in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The village is part of the civil parish of Barwick in Elmet and Scholes.
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Kings Street, Drighlington, BD11 1AN
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Scholes (Emlet) Primary School is right on your doorstep in Scholes and provides primary education for children aged 5 to 11. It was rated “good” by Ofted in May 2019 across all areas and the school plays a large role in village life. The most popular secondary schools are Boston Spa School and Tadcaster Grammar School which are both less than 10 miles away.
Transport
Easy access to Leeds Outer Ring Road, the A64 and the M1 Leeds Bradford Airport is approximately 12 miles away (that’s about 20 minutes in the car) First Leeds bus services run through Scholes and connect the village with the city too
Outdoors
Braham Park is a Queen Anne style stately home set in expansive grounds and gardens. It is open throughout most of the year if you’re looking to visit and it is also home to the Bramham International Horse Trials and the ever popular Leeds Festival. Tropical World is home to lots of exciting and exotic animals including meerkats, monkeys and crocodiles! It is part of the very popular and very grand Roundhay Park, which spans an impressive 700 acres and it makes for a great family friendly, fun day out.
Food & Drink
The Buffers is a family friendly local pub in Scholes offering delicious home cooked food and cask ales. In 2017 it was a Martons National Winner of the Customer Focussed Pub of the Year awards and it has some highly favourable reviews on Tripadvisor too, earning it the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame awards since 2014. Fun fact (thank you Wikipedia) - Its name is a plural of the word skáli, Old Norse for "temporary shed".
The area is perhaps best known for "Chippy's Quarry", which originally produced the high quality bricks many houses in the surrounding area are built with. Today however, the quarry is no longer in use and instead, provides two small fishing lakes for the local area.

Scholes is also home to several shops, an off licence, two pubs, two churches and a local library providing all the key amenities you need right on your doorstep. There is also the Seacroft Green shopping centre and Cross Gates Shopping Centre within easy access and of course the centre of Leeds itself, which is only 7.5 miles away via the A64

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