Fyling Hall School

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Fyling Hall
Fyling Hall School - Main House.jpg
Main House in winter and in summer
Motto 'The days that make us happy make us wise'
Established 1923
Type Independent day and boarding school
Headmaster Mr Steve Allen
Deputy Head Dr Ian Richardson
Founder Mab Bradley
Location Robin Hood's Bay
North Yorkshire
YO22 4QD
Coordinates: 54°25′32″N 0°33′27″W / 54.425560°N 0.557540°W / 54.425560; -0.557540
DfE number 815/6004
DfE URN 121733 Tables
Students 180~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–18
Former Pupils Old Fylinghallers
Website www.fylinghall.org

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. The school is centred on 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[edit]

There was a hall here in 1632 when Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet was born here. However the present building dates from around 1810.

Boarding Houses[edit]

There are four boarding houses at Fyling Hall:

  • Woodside: Sixth Form Girls
  • Ramsdale: Sixth Form Boys
  • Main: Junior and Senior Girls
  • Mulgrave: Junior and Senior Boys

School motto[edit]

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, 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[edit]

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