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Sign up for a club!

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After school clubs start in earnest next week in the senior school – and it looks like a busy term! There are plenty of activities for all senior students to take part in, and many opportunities for our exam classes to seek any support they may need in their revision. Remember that there is a second bus taking pupils to both Whitby and Scarborough leaving at 5.30pm from Monday to Wednesday. Monday Mountain Biking Club DofE Choir Geography […]

This Term’s After School Clubs…

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Pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of skills that our teaching staff offer our pupils. As well as the after school weekly clubs, once every half term there is a Reading Club meeting in the library during lunch time for the senior pupils. Senior School Clubs 4.30 – 5.30 Monday Netball/Volleyball Puzzles and Games Art and Photography DofE (after half term) Tuesday Football Drama Club Maths Drop In Literacy Club (via referral […]

Our First Book Club Meetings

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Just before half term, we held our first book club meetings in the library. There are two clubs – one for Year 7-9 and the other for our more senior pupils. Both clubs met in the library, during lunch, on separate days, and I was delighted at the evident enthusiasm of all those who took part! The Year 7-9 group discussed “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4”:  a good choice by James Brine!  […]

A Day in the Life of a . . . Head Boy and Head Girl

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The role of both Head Boy and Girl is the highest reward that can be given to a pupil and plays a pivotal role in not only in the Sixth Form, but all of school life. Since Fyling Hall was established in 1923 the Head pupils have been appointed each year at the end of year Prize giving. The selection is always difficult and the views of both pupils and staff are sought before a decision is […]

History Challenge Winners!

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Winners of round one of the Normans are invading! History club wish to offer their congratulations to the following Key stage three pupils, who successfully tracked down and completed the quiz questions, and have now received their well -earned prizes! Hyunbee Jung, Olivia Hall, Lex Jeeves, William Kirk. The questions were tricky and required a little thought and research. Do you think you could have done better? Here they are, with the answers! The Peasant: […]

Fyling Hall Pupils Say Hi De Hi!

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On Thursday 7th November, at 7.30 pm, many of our former 6th form pupils will use their dramatic and musical skills to take part in a performance of Hi De Hi at the Whitby Pavilion. We are very proud of the theatrical and musical education that we provide our pupils here at Fyling Hall – the performing arts is very important to the curriculum that we offer. We are also proud of our reputation for putting […]

The Normans Are Invading!

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ATTENTION EVERYBODY! THIS IS FOR YOU KEY STAGE THREE! I SAID YOU KEY STAGE THREE! Normans have arrived at Fyling Hall to take over the school! We need you… Yes YOU! The history club is on the case, but we need backup. You can help us by finding small Norman men and women sneakily hidden around the SENIOR school. Be on the lookout for peasants, monks, knights and the queen! If you find any of […]

The Big Fruit Debate

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We all love a good snack, right? And it’s even better when that snack is healthy, such as a piece of fruit. It gives you a great boost of energy, and can get you through to lunch on a busy day. This is why I think that fruit is a perfect break food. It’s so much better for you than crisps and chocolate. However, while there is an abundance of fruit in the kitchen and dining […]

A Day in the Life of a … House Master

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Everyone who works at Fyling Hall realistically has only one job: to make the pupils in their care feel comfortable and happy. After all, ‘the days that make us happy make us wise.’ While this goal can be achieved in our classrooms, during breaktime and through afterschool activities, the pupils who are at the heart of our school are our boarders. They are the lifeblood of Fyling Hall because they never clock off, they are […]

A Day in the Life of a . . . Matron

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Hello everyone, well I had better introduce myself. My name is Emma Anders, I am a Matron and I have the privilege of looking after a house full of lovely girls between the ages of 10 & 18.  When I have to tell people what my job description is I do get the odd comment of “Oh Matron” from the carry on films, and I have to explain that No, I do not work in […]

A Day in the Life of a . . . House Captain

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House Captains play a very important part in the life of the Junior School, not just as role models for the younger children, but they also play an active part around the school, helping the teaching staff with registers, collecting morning fruit or any other supplies from the office (getting a banana for Mrs Freer too!) House Captains proudly represent their houses and encourage healthy competition between the pupils. They are responsible for adding up […]

What is the Harvest Festival?

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As I am new to the school I’ve had never heard of the Harvest Festival until last week, so what is this Festival and why do we celebrate it at Fyling Hall School? The celebrations of the Harvest Festival reach back into ancient times. Also known as Thanksgiving, the purpose is to thank for the successful harvests. Because it used to be a religious event, usually churches organise the Festival and people go there to […]

My First Day…

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Almost 9 months ago my dad and I boarded a plane flying from Hamburg to Manchester. As we landed, we got our rental car and drove through the Yorkshire Dales, I started to realise what I had gotten myself into. Three months in a different country in a place where I don’t know anyone seemed like a very long time. It was the 8th January 2018 when my dad dropped me off at Fyling Hall […]

UCAS Preparation

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Year 12 preparing for UCAS by drawing their perfect student. Year 10 spent an afternoon looking at the practical applications of trigonometry. They made clinometers then used them to find angles of elevation to calculate the height of buildings, as demonstrated by William and Maria finding the height of the clock tower. Even Mrs Blackie managed to escape from her desk to join in the fun.

FHS Beach Sweep

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As part of a community service project, the whole of the school took part in 2 ‘beach sweeps’ down at Robin Hood’s Bay. The pupils enjoyed the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ before we ventured down to the beach looking for the rubbish we saw feature in the documentary. Thank you to Scarborough Council and Whitby Beach Sweep for the loan of the litter pickers and gloves!  

Rose Garden Concert 2018

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We were delighted to host another successful concert this year! The sun was shining and our walled Rose Garden was packed. Many local musicians and bands from the area performed on our stage and so too did some of our musical pupils. It was a wonderful afternoon where over £1000 was raised for a local mental health charity and over £200 for our very own Mr Coates’ ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge, which is aiming to […]

Reality Bites!

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We have had a very busy week of enrichment activities this week, starting with a series of workshops designed to teach pupils skills relating to the ‘real world’…  

Transition Day

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The year 6/7 transfer science session was about the ‘electron’, giving the new students a taste of things to come in physics and chemistry. We looked at the experiment with the Cathode Ray Tube showing how J.J. Thompson discovered the electron. How we can see the effects of the electron with static Electricity with the Wimshurst Machine and the Van Der Graaf Generator. Then we looked at how an electric current generates magnetism by making […]

Y10 Drama Performance

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Mrs Jeeves is incredibly proud of the year 10 Drama class for their performance today which was outstanding and showed a real understanding of the topic of Suffragettes. Congratulations to all the group.

Coast to Coast with Mr Coates and Co.

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I have set the PE department a challenge. A big one! From Monday 9th July to Thursday 12th July, we will be bravely riding the Wainwright mountain bike coast to coast route. Why, you might ask? Is it to prove our physical fitness? Is it because we want to practice what we preach and challenge ourselves? Yes to both of these reasons … and an important additional one. We are raising money for Fyling Hall […]

Desert Island Discs with our SMT

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Mr Instone has added a new twist to his assembly programme this year. He is well known for this creative and often interactive assemblies – just recently, he has sung his message, told tales of his own childhood, created and edited films, strummed a guitar and more. But more recently, he has been involving our Senior Management Team by inviting them to be guests on his very own “Desert Island Disc” show.  Recently, our Deputy […]

FH’s Science and Technology Society

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Mr Instone set up his suite of commodore VIC 20s (5 in all) at our first Science and Technology Society computer coding session. First students saw some exciting 8-bit games and then dived into the principles of coding in BASIC, creating programs using loops, arrays, variables and strings. The goal is that we’ll be able to program our own apps and games and publish them on the internet learning different computer languages and machine-code assembler on […]

ESL Pupils Rewarded for Morning of Exams

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Last Saturday, 14 pupils from year 7-10 travelled to Melton College in York for their Cambridge second language English exams. The group worked exceptionally hard all day but still found some time to relax on the table tennis courts and sunbathing in the college grounds powered by chocolate brownies. Thanks to the staff at Melton for making us so welcome and to Mr Instone for driving us there.

Read All About It!

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Please click on the link to read our latest edition of our school newsletter “Fyling Hall Matters! 23 Newsletter 8 June 2018 If you would like to read any previous editions, there is a link in the drop down menu entitled “Newsletters” where you will find all previous newsletters.  

Y8 Visit Fairfax House

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What a carve up! Year 8 enjoyed their history visit to Fairfax House, a fully restored Georgian townhouse, and the opportunity to study historical evidence at first hand. As an integral part of the new GCSE curriculum, students are required to study the historic environment and how it has helped to shape our understanding of the past. In light of this, our year 8 pupils’ visit to Fairfax house provided a good introduction to the […]

Mr Coates: Why Exercise is Important

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Why we should all exercise! Physical activity is often one part of our busy lives which is often overlooked, especially when exams start. Most of you are aware of the physical benefits that exercise has on the body, but did you know that there are mental benefits to be gained as well?  Here are some facts why taking part in regular exercise is much more important than you think and will make your revision far […]

Y7 Use Music to Explore Science!

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Year 7 have been investigating which factors affect the pitch of a sound.  Their experiments resulted in a rendition of Carmina Burana: “O Fortuna” played on a variety of chemical glass ware! Please click on the link to see the pupils in action! IMG_2820

Read All About It!

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To read out latest issue of “Fyling Hall Matter” please click on the link below: 21 Newsletter 4 May 2018 To read any of our other newsletters from previous years, please visit our ‘newsletter’ page which can be found in the drop down menu at the top of the page labelled “About”

Come and be Wowed on our Open Day!

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On Monday 7th May, existing parents, as well as prospective parents are invited to visit us on Open Day. Spend the afternoon of your bank holiday Monday at Fyling Hall School and come and see your child as well as the other pupils in a working environment! There will be various events taking place in the junior and senior school, such as marzipan making in German, dramatic monologue readings in the Rose Garden, singing with the juniors, […]

Lets Go Karting!

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This weekend’s activity was a popular activity! All weekend activities are open to both daily and boarders and there is something organised every weekend…      

German Exchange

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Mrs Park asked me what was the biggest benefit to have German penfriends over to Fyling Hall School. In my opinion, it could definitely help people to develop their German language skills. We tried to talk German to our penfriends and it helped us to develop our listening and speaking skills. It also gave us an opportunity to meet new people from different country. I really enjoyed my German penfriends coming over to England and […]

Revision Skills Session

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As we lead up to the exams, which start w/c 7th May, we are keen to strike the right balance between encouraging a good work and revision ethic, whilst making sure that the exams form part of a positive learning experience. In order to fulfil this balance, last Friday Year 7 to 10 were taken off timetable for the afternoon in order to be introduced (in the case of the Year 7 pupils) and reminded (for the older pupils) […]

“Very Proud” of ISI Report!

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Mr Allen wrote the following letter to parents congratulating staff and pupils for the successful inspection recently … Dear Parents/Guardians, You will be aware that we have recently undergone an Educational Quality Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. We were visited by five inspectors who spent four days thoroughly exploring and examining the education and pastoral care that we provide and Fyling Hall. The Inspectors undertook a range of activities, including: reviewing policies, lesson observations, book […]

Y7 Team Cracks Salter’s Chemistry Festival!

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Last week the four of us represented the school at the Salter’s Chemistry Festival at York University. Over ten schools took part in the competition and the prize was a molecule making set for the winning school. We were not nervous and fairly confident at the start of the day – we were there to have fun and enjoy the experience. One of the activities included a ‘crime solving’ puzzle where we had to work […]

Showcasing Our Musicians…

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The musicians at Fyling Hall have been very busy over the past week with 2 very different musical events to prepare for.  On Thursday evening 22nd March we invited Mistral, the elite wind group from Whitby Music centre, to perform at the school. Some of our own musicians are part of the group and in a varied programme the audience was treated to music by Haydn through to arrangements of the Simpsons which featured Fyling […]

Theatre Trip

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On Wednesday night, 16 pupils from years 9-11 travelled to The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough to see new play ‘Napoleon Disrobed’ by Told by an Idiot. The play was about an imagined world where Napoleon escaped exile and travelled back to Paris by Eurostar! The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance especially the tilting seasaw stage and some even took part in the show donning Napoleon’s hat (in paper form). A wonderful evening had by […]

Pi Day Celebrations in Maths

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On Friday 17th March, year nines had a celebration of Pi Day, which was on 14th March. Our task was to try and get as close to the actual number of pi as we possibly could, using the method that I will tell you now.  We had to try and make a perfect circle, using only a piece of string and a pencil, and then we drew on the diameter of the circle. We were […]

Engineering Competition Success

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It was the 10th year of the tournament with six Esk Valley schools competing in three categories to complete an engineering task. A win requires teamwork, problem solving, design, presentation and engineering skills. This year’s task was the most challenging in a while: to design and build a robot that would fit through a doorway and using a magnet, lift and remove a cylinder (possibly containing deadly radiation) – all remotely controlled. We have, if […]

Dami (Y13) Talks… Stephen Hawking

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When someone who has had a large influence on you and been a big part of your life dies, it creates a vacuum. The hardest part about losing someone is often times the fact that the world somehow seems to go on, even though to you they were integral to reality. Today the scientific community and the whole world are feeling something to that effect. Early on Wednesday morning, Stephen William Hawking, world famous visionary […]