Hull Collegiate School

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Hull Collegiate School
Established 1890 (Hull High School)
1988 (Hull Grammar School)
2004, 2005 (merger into current school)
Type Independent day school
Religion Church of England
Principal Mr Rob Haworth (2005–2014)
Mrs Rebecca Glover (September 2014 – present)
Location Tranby Croft
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU10 7EH
Coordinates: 53°44′25″N 0°26′54″W / 53.740270°N 0.448350°W / 53.740270; -0.448350
DfE number 811/6000
Staff 100 (approx.)
Students 800 (approx.)
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18
Houses 4 - Venn (red), Johnson (blue), Marvel (yellow) and Holtby (green)
Colours Maroon, navy blue and gold
Former pupils Old Collegians

Hull Collegiate School, commonly known in the area as the 'Collegiate' or 'Tranby Croft', is a co-educational independent school in Anlaby, near Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 2005 as a result of a merger of two of the area's independent schools[1] and is a member of the United Church Schools Trust


Following the renaming of the historic Hull Grammar School as the William Gee School for Boys in 1988, the name was acquired and used for a new independent school which opened in 1989. In 1991, Nord Anglia Education PLC, an education and training company, acquired the new school from the administrator for £900,000. By 2003 the school (net asset value of £1,800,000) hosted 450 pupils - boys and girls - from two to 18 years of age, and registered a turnover of £2,400,000, of which £280,000 went to Nord Anglia. The School was purchased from Nord Anglia for £4,180,000 by the United Church Schools Company (affiliated to the Church of England), and merged in September 2005 with Hull High School (owned by the Company since 1890), a co-educational Independent School (with a girls-only senior school, ages 11–18) of similar size and strength.

This merged Hull Collegiate School is situated on the former Hull High School site 4 miles (6.4 km) to the west of Hull and 1 mile (1.6 km) north east of the Humber Bridge, the school is based at Tranby Croft, a Victorian mansion with over 12 acres (49,000 m2) of landscaped grounds, a small wood and an AstroTurf pitch.

The mansion was previously home to shipbuilder Sir Arthur Wilson during the late Victorian Era. He famously hosted the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, at a party. The events at the party would later lead to the royal baccarat scandal.

The Preparatory School, opened in 2004, is housed in a purpose-built facility on the same site; a senior school building was opened in 2005, completing a multimillion-pound investment by parent company United Church Schools Trust.[1]

Notable alumni and teachers[edit]

Hull High School[edit]


  1. ^ a b c History

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