Scarborough College

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Scarborough College
Scarborough College and Sportsfield - - 1131863.jpg
Established 1896
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 420 pupils~
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 Prep school[edit]

Scarborough College's Prep 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 Prep 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 was renamed as Bramcote Junior School. The outgoing head of the prep school is Dan Davey.[2]

The Pre-School, known locally also as Little Owls, is based in part of the new purpose-built building for the Prep 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, a sports hall, astroturf and performaing arts theatre. Pupils 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, music and drama facilities.

For the sixth form there is the provision of a study centre, private ICT facilities, a separate dining area and 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)[4]

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. ^ "Scarborough College - New Head Master". Yorkshire Coast Radio. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ Barker, Dennis (6 February 2010). "Ian Carmichael obituary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  6. ^ "The Very Rev Robert Holtby". The Telegraph. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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