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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 […]

Junior Road Safety Officers

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Meet our Junior Road Safety Officers, Isla and Henry. These two Y5 students from Fyling Hall Junior School recently took part in Junior Road Safety Officer Training. Hosted by Sirius Minerals, Isla Cook and Henry Pastor proudly represented Fyling Hall. They learned how they can keep their school friends safe whilst crossing the road and when travelling in a car. Isla and Henry will now set out in their new roles as Road Safety Officers […]

Our Wellness Room is open

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Fyling Hall proudly opened our Wellness Room during today’s first break. Opened by pupils and staff who helped prepare the room, other pupils were welcomed to have a look. We are thrilled to add the Wellness Room and to reinforce our commitment to each student’s wellbeing.

World Mental Health Day

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How will you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Ensuring we are aware of our mental health, nurturing it and supporting each other are all part of Fyling Hall’s pastoral care ethos. With this in mind, plans are in place at Fyling Hall for World Mental Health Day on Thursday, 10th October. Firstly, the day will be a non uniform day. Students are asked wear bright colours . . . yellow, if you can! Those who […]

Fyling Hall Film Club’s First Review

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As you may know, Ms Mansfield recently started the Fyling Hall Film Club. In their first review, member of the club reviewed Napoleon Dynamite. This is what club members, Josh, Joe, Arthur, Lex, Georgina and Caroline & Miss Mansfield thought . . . The film looks at relationships and character building issues. There is a small element of romance but it’s more directed at different relationships and aspirations. This film is not fast moving and sometimes […]

The idea of the “historic environment”

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Fyling Hall’s year 7 pupils were able to appreciate the idea of the “historic environment” through a visit to Whitby Abbey and museum this week. In addition to exploring “historic environment” pupils also investigated the role of Primary evidence. Pupils enjoyed delving into the many levels of Whitby Abbey’s past, from the earliest Anglo-Saxon times to the more recent dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. What happened to the last abbot of Whitby? What […]

This week’s fixtures report

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This week’s fixtures saw Fyling Hall’s First XV in rugby and hockey face Scarborough College. The rubgy was a tight affair with monumental swings both ways throughout the duration of the match, finishing 22-15 in the favour of Scarborough College. In hockey Fyling Hall was dominant from the start, keeping the ball in the opposition’s half for the majority of the match. The offence created plenty of opportunities with the defence picking up any loose […]

Motivational Monday

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Ever feel like you’re lacking motivation on a Monday? Well, Fyling Hall’s Year 7 or ESL class might be the place for you! Students from across Fyling Hall’s year groups continue to work on positive affirmations to get themselves started for the day, with motivational quotes to consider to make their day brighter. We encourage you to start everyday with a motivational affirmation or two, see if it makes your day brighter!

A night to celebrate younger talent

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Fyling Hall’s Head of Music, Miss Johnson, has announced a night to celebrate the fantastic talent we have amongst our younger pupils. All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been offered the opportunity to perform a musical, dance or drama piece for our KS3 Performing Arts Concert . Taking place on Wednesday, 16th October, the concert will also give these pupils the experience of performing to an audience. Please contact the Ms Blackie […]

Visiting the theatre

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Visiting the theatre is a big part of our drama curriculum at Fyling Hall, giving pupils the chance to experience live performance and gain ideas for their own practical work. Earlier this week year 11 pupils visited the Stephen Joseph Theatre to watch Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present by Alan Ayckbourn. We are very lucky to have this world class theatre on our doorstep in Scarborough. Here is what Justine and Bailey, two of our Chinese […]

Don’t Stop Believing

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Fyling Hall‘s assembly programme has two main goals: to communicate relevant ideas to our students and for them to learn how to communicate relevant ideas to each other and others audience in the future. One of the main ways of doling this is by having a variety of presentation styles for them to see. Monday is always a whole-school assembly. It may be a humours or serious presentation on some aspect of our termly theme, […]

Full of Admiration

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Whilst marking books, Mrs Jeeves found this really lovely article from one of our newest international students . . . In my first day of school I feel happy, scared but it was good. I remember that in the room when I was putting on my tie I needed help, because I don’t know how to put it on.Then I don’t know where I need to go because this school is new for me. I […]

Season’s Greetings

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Fyling Hall’s year 10 and 11 drama students had the chance to see the revival of Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn. Staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough the play tells the story of a family at Christmas which Alan Ayckbourn describes as  ‘the worst Christmas in the world’. The long four days slowly descend into chaos with puppet shows, wayward sisters, new boyfriends and far too much alcohol. Attending a packed showing in […]

The Enrichment of Creativity

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Twenty years ago, Sir Ken Robinson led a commission that aimed to address the lack of ‘creativity’ and ‘creative thinking’ across the curriculum and throughout UK schools. The report was entitled ‘All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education’ It makes for very interesting reading. It was never adopted by the then government and subsequent administrations concentrated on times tables, spelling and an overhaul of the new GCSEs which we now run today. Before I entered […]

Oktoberfest; a Day of German Kulture

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Every year, Fyling Hall counts a few students from Germany amongst our numbers – some just stay for a term, some for several years. So, to learn a bit more about them and their culture – and also to make them feel at home! – this year we are going to celebrate “Oktoberfest” – a day packed with all things German. Our Oktoberfest celebration will culminate in an evening do in the Barn, where German […]

Duque of Edinburgh Silver Expedition

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On the 1st of July of 2019 Johannes, Kian, Flora, Olivia and I started our Qualifying Duque of Edinburgh Silver Expedition. We had done practice expeditions before so we had an idea of what would happen but we where all still very nervous. We walked about 18km a day during 3 days and camped in 2 different campsites with basic facilities. The group started the expedition with a lot of energy and enthusiasm however we […]

Obviously in just the right place

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Each term sees new boarding pupils arrive at Fyling Hall. It is not always an easy transition, but our boarding staff do their utmost to ensure each child feel welcomed and safe. The boarding staff also keep in contact with parents back home who may wonder how their son or daughter is settling in. The following is the response from one parent (who gave us permission to share) . . . . I am so […]

Harvest Festival is fast approaching

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With the Autumn term already three weeks in, Harvest Festival is fast approaching. This year, Fyling Hall is celebrating at School in the Barn on Sunday, 6th October and all are very welcome to join us. It is a time when farmers and growers give thanks for a successful harvest season and churches, community groups, schools and individuals give to those less fortunate. Even if you are unable to attend with us, we would be very grateful […]

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The Young Photographer Competition

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Fyling Hall’s Art Studio is delighted to once again take part in The Rotary Club of Whitby & District‘s The Young Photographer Competition. The well-established and successful competition is organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RotaryGBI). Last year’s competition saw Fyling Hall’s Joseph Salt receiving high praise from the judges. This competition aims to encourage young people to: · Experiment with photography · Use digital or traditional methods of photography […]

Sixth Form takes time out

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To kick off Fyling Hall’s reinvigorated Sixth Form, all Sixth Formers took part in a two day “bonding” trip, accompanied by Headmaster, Mr Allen, Mr Mayne and myself. The purpose of our two days was to have time away from lessons to get to know our new students, from other schools and abroad, and to integrate them into the Sixth Form and encourage them to see themselves as part of a team. Based at the […]

Whole School Photograph

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School photographs are an important part of everyone’s history, but the whole school photograph is something extra special. If you were ever part of one, do you remember who you stood next to? As the years progressed, do you remember where you stood and how it changed? At Fyling Hall the tradition of the whole school photograph is one which is long established. It truly is the “whole school” from reception to Y13 pupils; from […]

Studying Life Cycles

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Fyling Hall’s Forms 4 and 5 are studying life cycles this term, and they have started by learning about the different methods of reproduction in plants. During a recent outdoor science lesson, the pupils took cuttings from honeysuckle and weeping willow plants under the watchful eye of our resident gardening experts, Marina and Trevor. After carefully preparing and planting their cuttings, all that our budding gardeners can do now is wait and see whether they […]

Teamwork and Camaraderie

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Over the course of the first two weeks of school Fyling Hall pupils have participated in six sporting fixtures across a multitude of sports and venues. These fixtures so early in the school term offer the pupils far more than the physical benefits highlighted by Mr. Coates. The participation in sporting fixtures allows pupils an intense opportunity of teamwork and camaraderie that is hard to experience in any other facet of school life. I can […]

How does Fyling Hall compare?

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Ever wondered how Fyling Hall compares? Fyling Hall’s Head of ESL (English as a Second Language), Mrs Jeeves, asked our Y10 ESL students to compare their school at home to Fyling Hall. The following is a combination of articles they wrote . . . There are some quite similar aspects between my school and this one such as moving to different spaces in each subject, tutor groups, clubs and prep. However for the most part […]

Roald Dahl and the Bahamas

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Combining Roald Dahl and the Bahamas might seem a peculiar combination, but not at Fyling Hall! Taking inspiration from this much loved author we plan to raise much needed funds for those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Instigated by our new Head of English, Mr Thomas, pupils and staff will join in worldwide celebrations for this Friday’s Roald Dahl Day. Activities will include Roald Dahl based lessons and maybe even pupils dressing up in their favourite character. Roald […]

Autumn Term Weekend Activities

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What are your weekend activities? At Fyling Hall, each term sees a different range of activities specifically organised with our boarders in mind. Of course, dailies are also welcome to take part. Activities range from . . . Cinema TripsWatching England v Tonga Fyling Hall Rugby World Cup touch competitionInternational Football – England v BrazilA Day in YorkLaser Tag on Fyling Hall’s groundsIce SkatingGo Kartingand more! If you have not already done so, contact Mr […]

After School Clubs

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Fyling Hall’s Autumn Term After School Clubs have begun. In a time when we are all busy, they are a great opportunity to gain experience outside of school life. Each club provides a benefit outside of the classroom. Our goal is to run a variety of different options throughout the year, so each club has sufficient attendees to run successfully and that students get a chance to sample more unusual, productive and enjoyable activities. Take […]

Superstars

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I confess I get excited about our assemblies. I think of a cunning idea and I think ‘I cannot wait to tell them all this’. Keeping it fresh and interesting is what keeps me going. So what can be more exciting than the very first assembly of the year? Loads of new faces, a packed hall of nervous newbies, fresh from the summer. Some have moved up from junior school. Can you remember the fear, the excitement […]

A Focus on . . .

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Fyling Hall announces the first in their series of “A Focus on…” events designed to put the spotlight on specific stages of your child’s educational journey. The first of these events will take place on Thursday, 26th September at 16:20 in the Dining Room. ‘A Focus on New Parents’ is an opportunity to meet the staff and discuss how your child is settling in to life at Fyling Hall. We would love for existing parents to […]

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Boarders first week back

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What a fantastic first week back Fyling Hall’s boarders have had! Making the most of its privileged position on the Yorkshire Coast, pupils enjoyed a few little treats to help settle in. Movie night in the barn . . . Fish and chips in Robin Hood’s Bay . . . a stroll through Whitby . . . Hide and seek in the grounds . . . Games in the Sports Hall . . . oh, […]

First Assembly of Term

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Fyling Hall School’s assemblies are always eagerly anticipated. Led by Mr Instone, our new Head of Enrichment, his enthusiasm and energy are infectious. Yesterday’s first assembly of the Autumn 2019 Term was no different. It has been nearly ten weeks since our student body was last together. We welcome our students back . . . are thrilled to welcome over 40 new starters . . . and are excited about our new staff. And how […]

Theatre trips announced

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Head of Drama, Mrs Jeeves, has proudly announced not one, but two theatre trips for the first few weeks back. Nothing better than a live production to enrich our GCSE drama students’ learning. Both outings are to the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre. Year 10 Drama students will enjoy Season’s Greetings. When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose. Whilst Year 11 Drama students will enjoy […]

ESL at Fyling Hall

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Watch Flora and Emma share their thoughts on ESL (English as a Second Language) lessons at Fyling Hall. Flora joined us from Germany, and Emma from France. Both in an effort to improve their English and their understanding of English culture. What better place to immerse oneself and gain confidence than at Fyling Hall!

Musical Opportunities

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Did you catch Miss Johnson’s update on the musical opportunities we provide at Fyling Hall? Here’s a recap of all you can take advantage of in our Music Department! One to one music tutor All pupils across both the primary and secondary school can have access to a one to one music tutor on an instrument of their choice. These lessons are scheduled during school time (although on occasion after school can be arranged dependent […]

A-level Art Delight

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Fyling Hall’s Art Studio is delighted to share news of two of last year’s A-level pupils. Silas achieved an A in his A-level Art. Accompanied by other strong results he will go on to study at the University of York. Maria achieved a B in her A-level Art, also along with other strong A-level results. Only this week we learned that the has been accepted into the Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp Belgium. Good […]

My second home

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There’s always one thing that our boarders overlook and potentially never quite realise: that Fyling Hall is as much my second home as it is theirs, and that they are as equally integral to my way of life as I am to theirs. Because, like them, I am a boarder here. I have a room, I eat school food, I follow school routines, and I take part on the weekend activities. Like our boarders, my […]

Fyling Hall (a poem)

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She sits, nestled comfortably in her woodland abode With her aged old back turned away from the road. She’s too intent on gazing out to the sea to be troubled by the tides that come and leave. She’s secure in her grounding, her roots are firm. Her history defines her: there’s much to learn. Echoes of laughter bounce off her walls: There’s a new flux of faces every time leaves fall. They run round her […]

Memories and affection

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I was asked to write something about my involvement with Fyling Hall School and ever since I have been debating what I can write. As a solicitor, writing letters has become second nature but what can I add to the memories and affection of Fyling Hall that have been shared by so many that have been touched by the school… I was a pupil from 1993 until 2001. I arrived at the school as an […]

Surpassing national GCSE results

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Fyling Hall School is thrilled to announce 94% of our eligible pupils achieved a pass grade in 5 GCSEs including maths and English, far surpassing the national of 67.3% (reports Sky News). 31% received an A/7 or above, again outperforming the national average of 20.8%.  What’s more, of all exams sat 87% of Fyling Hall pupils achieved a pass. Headmaster, Steven Allen commented, “This is an outstanding set of results, particularly for a non-selective school. […]

Damon and Amelia visit Henry VIII

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Have you seen Damon and Amelia’s visit to Henry VIII at Eltham Palace? Big congratulations to Fyling Hall’s Junior School pupils, Damon and Amelia! They won a competition to take part in English Heritage‘s visit to Henry VIII’s childhood home. Take a look at our young English Heritage Members step back in time. You too will find out what Henry VIII, King of England was famous for!

Sixth Form takes shape

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Fyling Hall School’s enhanced Sixth Form offering is taking shape.  July saw the appointment of Jane Mitchell as the Head of Sixth Form. This week saw the announcement of the Sixth Form’s initial enrichment trip. With more in the pipeline, it is sure to be an exciting year. Ms Mitchell extended role was announced in early July.  Building on the tailored programme rolled out in February 2019, she will ensure that each child’s experience in […]

“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 🙂

A level results are in

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Fyling Hall School is delighted with the performance of their top A level pupils with 24% of the grades at A*/A and 33% of the grades at A*/B.  This in a year when, according to The Telegraph, “top grades for A-levels have fallen to their lowest level in more than a decade following the introduction of new, tougher exams.”  Based upon his fantastic results Fyling Hall’s Head Boy, Joseph Husband, received an offer at his first choice, Loughborough […]

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 […]