Scarborough College

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Scarborough College
Scarborough College and Sportsfield - - 1131863.jpg
Type Independent day and boarding
Headteacher Charles Ellison
Chair of the Governors Dr John Renshaw
Location Filey Road
North Yorkshire
YO11 3BA
54°15′52″N 0°23′48″W / 54.26454°N 0.39676°W / 54.26454; -0.39676Coordinates: 54°15′52″N 0°23′48″W / 54.26454°N 0.39676°W / 54.26454; -0.39676
Students 310~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–18

Scarborough College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3–18 years[1] in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1898 and opened in 1901. The school has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since June 2006 – it offers the IB Diploma Programme in place of A-levels.

Pre-school and junior school[edit]

Scarborough College's junior school was moved on to the main campus of the College on Filey Road in 2002. It is currently housed in a modern, purpose-built building, separate from the College's historic main building. The junior school was formerly known as Lisvane, but was renamed Scarborough College Junior School in 2010. In 2012, the College merged with local preparatory school Bramcote, and the junior school was renamed as Bramcote Junior School. The outgoing head of the junior school is Dan Davey.[2]

The pre-school, called Little Owls, was formerly based in part of the new purpose-built building for the junior school. However, in 2014 it moved to the old premises of Bramcote School across the road. Little Owls is currently led by Jackie Hunter.

Senior school and sixth form[edit]

The senior school is housed in the College's main building. The campus also consists of a separate Science and ICT block, and a sports hall/theatre. Students study a mix of GCSE and IGCSE qualifications in Years 10 and 11. Classes are taught in well equipped classrooms and there are a wide range of sport, ICT and music facilities.

For the sixth form there is the provision of a study centre, private ICT facilities, a separate dining area/Costa Coffee cafe and a common room. The current Head of Sixth Form is Heather Ramsay.[2]

List of headteachers[edit]

  • Percy Armstrong (1901–1933)
  • Alfred Russell Woolley (1933-1937)
  • H E Pegg (1937–1956)
  • Denys Crews MBE (1957–1974)
  • Richard Wilkinson (1974-1985)
  • David Hempsall (1985-1995)
  • Tim Kirkup (1996–2008)[3]
  • Jonathan Lee (2009–2010)
  • Isobel Nixon (2010–2015)
  • Charles Ellison (2015–present)

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Scarborough College". BBC News. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Governors & Staff". Scarborough College. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Headteacher to leave at Christmas". The Scarborough News. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Barker, Dennis (6 February 2010). "Ian Carmichael obituary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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