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Graham School is a comprehensive school in the west of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated to the west of the town within 22 acres (89,000 m2) of grounds, next to Scarborough General Hospital and Yorkshire Coast College, near Throxenby Mere and Raincliffe Woods.
Graham School provides for pupils aged 11 to 16. It has no sixth form; from age 16 pupils can attend the Scarborough Sixth Form College.
The school is named after Mr C C Graham, Mayor of Scarborough between 1913 and 1919.
Previous to 1973, the buildings were used by Scarborough High School for Boys, a boys' grammar school. The present building designed by Keith Scott of Building Design Partnership's Preston office was built by the North Riding Education Committee in the late 1950s, around the same time of Scarborough Technical College (now called Yorkshire Coast College). It had around 700 boys in the early 1970s.
Only the first year was all-ability when it opened. Gradually over four years from 1973 it became a comprehensive. The former site of the Scarborough Girls' High School on Sandybed Lane, further to the south, became Scarborough Sixth Form College, although the girls aged under 16 from the school joined the Graham School, with boys from the other grammar school. For the first three years, it was mostly a mixed grammar school than a comprehensive.
In 1975 it took over the former Convent of Our Ladies of Mary High School for Girls, and these buildings became the lower school until 1984. The School at this time had specialist nautical studies courses, which were aimed at pupils wishing to pursue a career at sea.
The school achieves GCSE results at the England average.
- Joan Appleyard, wife of Sir Leonard Appleyard, President from 1992 to 1993 of the Girls' Schools Association, and Headmistress from 1986 to 1994 of St Swithun's School, Winchester (head of humanities from 1973 to 1975, and taught from 1968 at the former Scarborough Girls' High School)
- Jack Ellis (rugby player) (boys' high school)
- Jimmy Johnson Labour MP from 1950 to 1959 for Rugby, and from 1964 to 1983 for Hull West (taught geography from 1934 to 1944 at the boys' high school)
Notable former pupils
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Scarborough High School for Boys
- Ray Bloom, cricketer
- Richard Caton CBE, worked on brain waves
- Prof John Christian, important metallurgist, and Professor of Physical Metallurgy from 1967 to 1988 at the University of Oxford
- Clive Clark, golfer and commentator
- David Comins, Rector from 1994 to 2005 of Glasgow Academy
- John Dyde CBE, Chairman from 1959 to 1969 of Eastern Gas Board, and President from 1951 to 1952 of the Institution of Gas Engineers
- Prof Kenneth Dyson, Professor at Cardiff University
- Fred Feast, actor, most notably in Coronation Street
- Gilbert Gray, Queen's Counsel, Recorder at the Old Bailey between 1972 and 1998
- Very Rev Robert Tinsley Holtby
- Geoff Hoyle, actor and entertainer
- John Jarvis CVO CBE, Chief Executive from 1990 to 2002 of Ramada Jarvis hotels
- John Christopher Johnson, MBE, RAF
- Prof John David Kennedy, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Leeds
- Patrick Kniveton, Head of Engineering Improvement, at Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations and in 2013, the president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Harvey McGregor, Warden from 1985 to 1996 of New College, Oxford
- David McLintock, German translator
- Prof John Mollon, Professor of Visual Neuroscience since 1998 at the Hoe University of Cambridge
- Bill Nicholson (footballer) OBE, player and manager of Tottenham Hotspur F.C., most notably managing the club to The Double in season 1960/61
- Michael Ost, Group Chief Executive from 1997 to 1999 of Coats Viyella
- Robert Palmer (singer)
- Harvey Proctor, Conservative MP from 1979 to 1983 for Basildon, and from 1983 to 1987 for Billericay
- Denis Saunders, footballer and schoolmaster
- Prof Sydney Swanson, Professor of Biomechanics from 1974 to 1997 at Imperial College London
- John Taylor, former news reporter for London Weekend Television
- Peter Taylor (journalist), writer and documentary maker
- Nick Thomas (theatre producer), founder of Qdos Entertainment
- Ian Wilmut OBE, embryologist, led the team responsible for cloning the sheep, Dolly, works at the University of Edinburgh
- Sir John Foster Wilson CBE (blinded at the age of 12 in a school chemistry experiment), went on to found the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
- Michael Wilson (presenter), former business editor for Sky News
- Kevin Young CBE, Vice president of commercial operations at Gilead Sciences
Convent of Our Ladies of Mary High School for Girls
- Susan Hill, author
Scarborough Girls' High School
- Jane Harrison (GC), died in April 1968 on board BOAC Flight 712
- Sally Ann Gorham (Fletcher), April 2001 - April 2011 Chief Executive NHS Waltham Forest
Graham School Science College
- Nick Bagnall, actor and Theatre director, most notably in Coronation Street and Guys and Dolls and more recently as co-artistic director of The Milton Rooms in Malton, Yorkshire
- Neil B Cammish, prolific engineer, designer and industrial expert. Global projects include many early mobile phones and handheld devices for Ericsson, Motorola and Intel, the General Service Respirator for the British Armed Services and many medical devices for sanofi, Bespak for Pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies and Teva.
- James Briggs, rower, has represented England
- Joy Brook, actress, most notably in The Bill and Peak Practice
- Michael Coulson (footballer)
- Craig Farrell (rugby league), many clubs including Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers
- Jonathon Fletcher, writer of JumpStation, the original internet search engine
- Paul Ingle, International Boxing Federation, featherweight world champion
- Jason Payne, rugby league, mostly for Gateshead Thunder
- Tim Sheader, artistic director at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre