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“It’s completely different . . .”

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Flora tells us why she chose Fyling Hall School . . . what she likes most (and what makes it “completely different”) . . . what boarding life is like . . . and more! We think it is fair to say that Flora certainly made the most of her time at Fyling Hall 🙂

The Value of Work Experience

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Work experience provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into the working world; develop important skills and boost confidence. It is also a chance to be working with adults where listening skills, respect, maturity and resilience are vital. Whilst we understand that students obviously wish to work in an area that interests them, this is not always possible, as some of our Year 10s discovered. It is not necessarily important that the […]

The spirit of Fyling Hall . . .

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Emma recently spent a term at Fyling Hall for a short stay, placed by Dickinson British School Consulting. Hear her thoughts including what she likes best about Fyling Hall. We love her answer of “the spirit of Fyling Hall!”

Solar boat builders

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At the end of last term Fyling Hall’s Year 7 accompanied our Year 9 solar boat builders to the Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Pupils took part in the museum’s “Inspirations” STEM Challenge & Showcase. This huge event sees some 600 pupils enter their GCSE or extra curriculum projects in the core Science, Engineering Maths and Technology disciplines also incorporating sustainability, textiles and resistant materials. Although our boat didn’t win, but it worked . . . and […]

One pen one die, anyone?

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Fyling Hall’s Year 7s love playing one pen one die. It becomes very competitive, but the aim is for accuracy and to embed structures into the working memory. Just another one of Ms Hornung’s clever ideas proving that learning is fun!

How computers work

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Mr Instone recently led a special session on how computers work for Fyling Hall’s Junior School’s Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The session also included the history of computing and why we need to be creators not simply users of technology. Pupils used Mr Instone’s collection of 37 year old Commodore VIC20s . . . on the very day that he found out they are going back into production for education purposes such as […]

“Making it Real’

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In the last few weeks of term, Fyling Hall’s Y10 Business class put into practice some of the theory they have learnt throughout the year – ‘making it real’. They started off with an activity called ‘Gateaux Galore’, working in teams of 2 or 3, running a business that makes gateaux. They worked out how many gateaux to produce, bid for orders and price their products competitively. The aim was to make the most profit […]

Historical creative writing

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A visit to a Georgian town house affords opportunities for Fyling Hall’s Year 8s to undertake some historical creative writing! Imagine you are wandering through Fairfax House one spring or autumn evening, and you encounter the ghosts of Lord Fairfax and his daughter Anne! What questions would you ask them about their life and times in York, 250 years ago? All this in addition to deepening their appreciation of Georgian Britain and the role of […]

Exam results are coming in!

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Fyling Hall’s exam results are coming in! First in are Anisia and Gonzalo’s exam results from their First Certificate English exam. Pupils take their exam at Melton College in York, our nearest test centre for the Cambridge English exams. The exam is a rigorous day of testing covering reading, writing, use of English (grammar), listening and speaking; for which the pupils prepare over the course of the year.  Special congratulations to Anisia Fedotova achieving a […]

Mr Parker’s first memory

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My first memory of Fyling Hall was coming for my interview. My Satnav took me through Littlebeck which is a single track road and for some reason it was bin day, so I was stuck behind the lorry for 3 miles. I finally got to the Fylingdales turn off and was in a rush as I always turn up to interviews early. So to be early I was driving a bit faster only to be […]

Meet our dentist

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Looking after horses takes the support of many, so Fyling Hall School’s stables‘ yard is no stranger to a number of visiting professionals.   Meet Keiran, our stables’ dentist.  When he visits, many of the children come to watch . . . think they’ll be cleaning their teeth twice as well! Keiran trained in the States and has now set up following his uncle’s path as an equine dentist.  His training will take over three years to […]

„klein, aber fein“

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In German I can put it easily in 3 simple words: Fyling Hall School is: „klein, aber fein“ 🙂 Our daughter’s time at Fyling Hall (has come) to an end, and we like to thank you for all the efforts you all have made. Reading her report, I find many things stated – good and still to improve – that I also see and agree with. I am very sure, that our daughter learned a lot […]

Professional development with Gianfranco Conti

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Fyling Hall teachers are always learning and looking for ways to inspire their pupils, so Ms Hornung jumped at the chance of a days professional development with Gianfranco Conti organised by Carine Marshall, Head of Languages at Scarborough College. Gianfranco is a renowned language expert who by coincidence shared the same tutor as Ms Hornung during his PGCE year in Hull (although a couple of years after her). He has taught at all levels around […]

2019-20 A Level Option Blocks

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I am pleased to share with you Fyling Hall’s 2019-20 option blocks for A Level. One of our strengths is that we build a programme to suit our current pupils’ preferred subject choices. The timetable is then built around these blocks. That said, we appreciate that results day is looming and therefore, there is still some room for manoeuvre. Combined with our new ideas for the Sixth Form under the guidance of Ms Mitchell, I […]

Starting as an English teacher

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I’m Natasha Milner, and I will be starting work as an English teacher at Fyling Hall School in September. It’s been a dream of mine to work at Fyling Hall ever since I visited Robin Hood’s Bay on a family day out around 15 years ago. We love walking, so were following a public footpath through the school and I remember saying, ‘I would love to work here.’ And here I am, all these years later! At […]

Meet our new Head of English

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I have been teaching English for almost twenty years; a career that has taken me from Italy to the far east and back to the UK where I have been working since 2007. Before relocating to North Yorkshire in 2015, I worked for seven years at a boarding school in Berkshire as an English teacher and housemaster and ran clubs ranging from Italian to Latin to music and drama. Since my wife and I decided […]

Collect your single use plastics over summer!

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Fyling Hall’s Art Studio implores students and parents to collect their single use plastics over the summer. Why? In an effort to create one or more ecobricks for September. This exciting project has been developed explore the pressing issues of Global warming and recycling. This is your chance to do your bit and be a part of an art piece!Find out how to create your brick by watching . . . Please make sure that […]

Another year of beautiful verse . . .

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Fyling Hall’s latest Daisy Hardy competition did not disappoint. It was another year of beautiful verse and often moving recitals within the atmospheric walls of our ‘Barn‘.  Not only is it sometimes a challenge to understand poetry, but to memorise a poem and then recite it in front of a 40 plus audience AND three judges? Incredible. Every time one of our pupils took to stage, knees trembling, to face the audience and very often, their own fears, I could […]

Life skills at Fyling Hall

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Just look at the life skills Fyling Hall pupils experienced during our last week of term! All part of our Senior School Enrichment Programme, emphasising the need to test and develop skills outside the classroom. In case you missed it, these are just some of the skills gained . . . CreativityTeamworkProblem solvingResilienceFlexibilityCore strengthKitchen HygieneAnimationPhotographyConcentrationPatienceResponsible use of professional toolsMemoryMindfulnessVisualisationCommunication and speakingUCAS preparationMap readingOrienteeringPhysical enduranceCollective supportCommunity spirit & prideEcological awarenessFine motor and dexterity

History hunt victors revealed

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Remember Fyling Hall’s History Club’s GREAAAAAAAT History Quiz? The history hunt victors can be revealed! Congratulations to our top prize winner Minsung, who discovered the king and successfully explained why King Charles II was hiding in an Oak tree! (Well a tree anyway!) He won a bumper size bar of chocolate! That makes our forth prize winner! Congratulations also to Gracie, Gabriel and Harry in year 7 for finding the characters and successfully answering the questions! Don’t forget […]

Thank you, PTA!

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Prizegiving wouldn’t be Prizegiving without a chance to catch up before the presentations with a nice cup of tea or coffee. A very big thank you to Fyling Hall’s PTA for their support not only on the morning, but throughout the year. A further thank you to The Baytown Coffee Company for treating us to their special brew!

Prizegiving 2019

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Fyling Hall School’s Prizegiving is always a special day in the calendar. It is more than “a ceremony where prizes are awarded to pupils who have produced a very high standard of work”. In the words of our Headmaster, Steven Allen, it is a day of celebration and being part of Fyling Hall’s community. It is an opportunity to reflect and yes, to reward those who have gone above and beyond . . . staff, […]

Thank you, Wing Commander Alun Walton

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Fyling Hall School thanks RAF Fylingdales’ Wing Commander Alun Watson for his inspirational message at our 2019 Prizegiving. Addressing our pupils he encouraged them not to be afraid of failure and to take advantage of every opportunity. “There is so much the world has to offer outside your comfort zone. . . . Don’t be afraid to step into the unknown.” True words of inspiration!

Y8s explore Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs

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Fyling Hall’s Y8 pupils enrichment experiences continue with a school trip to Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs. Pupils explored the geographical features of the coastline and then headed to the RSPB reserve at Bempton to spot some seabirds. We were even lucky to see a puffin! Particular highlights included making a rock stack on the beach, learning about the seabirds that inhabit Britain’s chalk cliffs, and measuring our wing spans against a gannet’s!

The past is all around us

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“The past is all around us, and sharing our knowledge about it is a valuable and enlightening experience. Fyling Hall’s Year 8 certainly got the best out of the past during their visit to Fairfax House museum in York last week, and greatly enjoyed the experience. Love learning, love History, love Fairfax!Made us feel we were in Georgian times!The artefacts on show were genuine and helped us to travel back in time.They were interesting and unique.Lots […]

A European Road Trip

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The end of year is fast approaching but Fyling Hall’s Year 9 and our European visitors are still working very hard in maths. Pupils recently completed a European Road Trip quiz, completing calculations that progressed their journey. Congratulations to our winners Sofia and Oaklei!

Why I volunteer at the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary

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Fyling Hall’s Year 11 lessons and exams have ended so with no lessons until the end of term, I decided to volunteer at the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. When I went there for the first time a few weeks ago, I was overwhelmed by all the animals that I saw, walking around the place and in compounds or in cages in the caravan, but also by the amount of volunteers that were helping in such a […]

This week’s Junior School Golden Book recipients

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Every week the teachers at the Junior School selects pupils, who have shown kindness or impressed in some way, to go into the Golden Book. The criteria for receiving the accolade is always very personal to the child and is used to motivate and encourage them in their own learning journey. They also receive 5 coveted house points, and the child who appears most frequently in the Golden Book by the end of term is […]

Senior School Enrichment Week: Activities Announced!

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As we approach the end of term, we are very pleased to share our Senior School Enrichment Programme for the final week of term. This is a very important part of our curriculum and offers pupils the opportunity to take part in numerous valuable learning experiences outside of the classroom. The exciting programme will test and develop a different set of skills to those taught and used in the classroom; however, they are skills that […]

Today’s Under 15 Cricket

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Today’s Fyling Hall Under 15 Cricket was vs Scarborough College. We won the toss and chose to bat and with good innings from Hyumbin (34), Charlie (22) and Min (20) we set a total of 100. Scarborough then batted well to chase the target in the 17th over. With wickets for Min and Aspen. Well played, lads!!

A very personal assembly

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Olivia Hall in year 7 gave a very personal assembly about dementia during key stage 3 assembly. Incredibly brave to conduct an assembly on such a difficult topic. Very informative and inspirational. Well done, Olivia, raising awareness for an important issue!!

Who stole the Secret Formula?

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Who knew that finding out who stole the secret formula could be so much fun? Over the course of the day students from Fylingdaless CofE VE, Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre CofE VE and Fyling Hall Primary Schools worked together utilising and developing their STEM skills to identify the culprit. And who was it I hear you ask? None other than Fyling Hall’s Headmaster, Mr. Allen!! Thank you to all of the students for taking part . . . […]

Rose Garden Music Festival true to form

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What an afternoon!  Fyling Hall School’s fourth annual Rose Garden Music Festival was true to form.  Even a bit of rain did not stop us dancing!! Eliza Carthy charismatically opened the Festival and did not disappoint.  Her fascinating and adventurous performance was just what the home crowd expected of this Fyling Hall alumna. Next it was the turn of Whiby-based Phil Martin.  Performing with an outfit of musicians also known as ‘The NightJars’ their harmony vocals […]

A good show at athletics

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What a good show by Fyling Hall at the Partnership Track Athletics at Norton School! Many congratulations to . . . Neve placed first in long jump Fran second place in long jump Hyunbin qualified for 100m Alessandro placed 4th in 800m and Enrique placed 5th in 300m

Y6 attend Crucial Crew

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Fyling Hall’s Y6 pupils attended Crucial Crew in Scarborough earlier this week. During their visit the pupils took part in a carousel of workshops covering a wide variety of aspects of personal safety. The event is designed to educate Year 6 pupils in North Yorkshire to make informed decisions when faced with danger and respond effectively to emergency situations and accidents. The pupils rotated around nine sessions: ‘Bucket of Stress’ – Delivered by Healthy Child Team Fire Safety in the home – Delivered […]

Drama about consequences

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Fyling Hall’s Year 9 will be lead the final drama performance of the year when they perform for year 5 and 6 next Wednesday. Their piece about the consequences of your actions has been especially devised to teach the audience about taking responsibility for their actions and being a good citizen. Break a leg!

Practising ‘if’ sentences in French

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Fyling Hall’s Year 10 are practising ‘if’ sentences in French. Here are some of the fabulous sentences they came up with. ‘If I had children….’ There are some entertaining ideas…. Ms Hornung, Head of Modern Languages

Another GREAAAAAAAT History Quiz

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Hello again! We are the History Club people! Remember us? We are launching another GREAAAAAAAT History Quiz with LOTS of GREAAAAAAAT prizes to be won! The Stuart Times are party Time!  Charlie is hosting a party, but there is a problem … the guests have disappeared! Help the king to find them and claim your prize! But where is our Royal host? WHERE IS THE KING? Find HIM and get the best prize of all! What […]

Rose Garden Music Festival lineup complete

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Just a few days to go and the Rose Garden Music Festival lineup is now complete . . . we are thrilled to announce Back in the Habit as the fourth act in our lineup.    What better act to close the Festival? Back in the Habit are a 9-piece function band bound to get you on your feet and dancing. The band got together originally when they were asked to provide the backing for Whitby Area […]

Fancy a Ski Trip?

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Fyling Hall‘s next ski trip destination and dates have been announced. Our next ski trip will take place 13th – 19th December in the Italian resort of, Bardonecchia. Totally revamped to host the 2006 Olympics, Bardonecchia is now a top-class ski resort. The resort offers excellent facilities at a high-altitude ski resort, without all the hustle and bustle of some other alpine resorts. The town, on the French-Italian border, is not a purpose-built ski resort, […]

First impressions by Claudia and Maria

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Claudia and Maria joined Fyling Hall just last week as a “short stay.” Travelling from Spain, they have truly immersed themselves in Fyling Hall life. After their first weekend at Fyling Hall, have a listen for their first impressions.

In today’s Geography lessons . . .

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As you might expect, no two geography lessons are the same, especially when you are teaching across a range of year groups. In today’s Geography lessons Yr 9 gave their presentations on African countries. Next year 7s tried to solve a crime! Working in groups of 3, they had to read through lots of clues to try and work out who stole the money! And last week, Miss Gilmour’s Y10s practised the art of sketching […]

Daisy’s love for sharing poetry

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Named after a former English teacher at who taught at Fyling Hall School from early in the 1940s to 1982, the Daisy Hardy competition was created to continue Daisy’s love for teaching and sharing poetry. Its aim is to celebrate high quality verse and to give pupils the opportunity to explore, enjoy and listen to poetry outside of curriculum requirements and assessments. Every year, the English Department releases a carefully selected anthology of poetry which is given to all the […]

Science Detection Experience Day

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Who stole the Secret Formula? Only one science teacher is guilty but has tried to conceal their identity by tampering with evidence. On Science Detection Day the challenge is to complete all five tasks which will offer clues, if completed correctly. Only with all pieces of the puzzle worked out will the identity of the villain be revealed. Who will solve the mystery? Pupils from Fylingdales CofE VE and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre CofE VE Primary Schools will […]