Welcome to Fyling Hall

A small school with a large heart. We are situated in a breath-taking location overlooking the picturesque coastline of Robin Hood’s Bay, near to the scenic beauty of the North York Moors National Park.

Our school was founded in 1923 by an inspirational teacher called Mab Bradley and she believed that children learn best when they are happy and educated in a family-like atmosphere.

She gave us our motto:

“the days that make us happy make us wise”.

Fyling Hall continues to fulfil our founder’s vision and uphold her motto. With around 180 pupils, we are able to get to know each child and tailor our approach to suit the individual. Every child is nurtured and made to feel important: pupils are happy and are inspired to achieve in a variety of ways.

Day & Boarding School For Boys & Girls

Year after year, Fyling Hall successfully guides and encourages our pupils to approach the challenges of learning and life with perseverance and we are proud of the confident young adults who graduate from our school.

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We believe that in order to experience a successful education, our pupils must feel happy, secure and nurtured. Our pupils always consider themselves to be part of a family, and this is fundamental to the care and support that we provide.

The pastoral care that we offer at Fyling Hall takes many forms: from the tutoring system that offers support and guidance with daily meetings and weekly PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) lessons, to the on-site, qualified matron and buddying systems that offer further means of support. However, the true strength of our pastoral care is that it happens both formally and informally during and beyond the school day.

Boarders are allocated resident house parents and highly experienced teaching staff to look after all their needs outside of the school day. Boarding in the school offers a homely and nurturing environment. Due to the size of the school and the expertise of our staff, any problems can be quickly identified and solved. Pupils get to know each other and form lifelong friendships across year groups.

  • Small class size
  • Individual approach to learning
  • Extended sixth form programme
  • Vocational performing arts options
  • Beautiful national park location
  • Excellent for “value-added” (student progress)
  • Family-like community
  • Affordable fees
  • Strong learning support
  • Horse-riding & mountain biking

“The pupils’ personal development is outstanding.” ISI Report


At Fyling Hall, we believe that education does not just happen in the classroom. We focus on the development of the child as a whole and we aim to enrich our pupils’ education by offering a range of social, cultural and curriculum enhancing experiences throughout the year.

From weekly clubs to the regularly organised trips to places of cultural interest, our pupils are encouraged to broaden their cultural experiences in order to help them develop into mature and well-rounded adults. All subject areas enrich and enhance the curriculum with activities that take place outside of the classroom and inspire further learning. Subject related day trips are frequently organised and specialist speakers are invited into school to offer our pupils additional experiences and insights.

Pupils are consistently encouraged to apply their classroom learning to real life situations. As part of their growth and development, we also encourage pupils to experience an active involvement in both the school and local communities. We believe that pupils become inspired to be better citizens when they take an active part in the communities in which they live. Joining school councils, raising money for charities and taking part in local and school community events and projects, all encourage our pupils to develop and grow into responsible citizens.