Fyling Hall School
Main House in winter and in summer
|Motto||'The days that make us happy make us wise'|
|Type||Independent day and boarding school|
|Headmaster||Mr Steve Allen|
|Deputy Head||Dr Ian Richardson|
|Location||Robin Hood's Bay
|DfE URN||121733 Tables|
|Former Pupils||Old Fylinghallers|
Fyling Hall is an independent co-educational day and boarding school situated near the small village of Fylingthorpe, near Robin Hood's Bay, 7 miles (11 km) south east of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1923 by Mab Bradley, the school was then run for thirty years by her daughter, Clare White, who still takes an active part in the life of the school. The head from 2008 to 2012 was Ken James, who came to Fyling Hall in April 2008 from St John's School, Leatherhead. The school is centred around a Georgian country house that dates from 1810 and is situated in 45 acres (180,000 m2) of wooded hillside within the North York Moors National Park.
History of Hall
There was a hall here in 1632 when Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet was born here. However the present building dates from around 1810.
There are four boarding houses at Fyling Hall:
- Woodside: Sixth Form Girls
- Ramsdale: Junior Boys
- Main: Junior and Senior Girls
- Mulgrave: Senior Boys
The school motto is 'The days that make us happy make us wise' (John Masefield)
Fyling Hall School offers a wide variety of sports for all pupils. Most important amongst these, and shaping daily life at Fyling Hall, are rugby, hockey, cross country, cricket and horse riding and rounders.
The main building of Fyling Hall is used in G.P Taylor's novel Shadowmancer as the vicarage of Obadiah Demurral. The vicarage is destroyed by cannon fire from Jacob Crane's smuggler ship 'The Magenta'.
Notable former pupils
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