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British Science Week: Science Field Trip Year 9

On the year 9 science field trip to the North Yorkshire Moors national park, we learnt about endangered ecosystems and discovered the connections between us and the ecosystem.

Success at Eskdale Festival of the Arts

On Wednesday 8th March, after all the successes of the Junior School on Tuesday, twenty pupils from year 7-13, took part in the Eskdale Festival of Arts Speech and Drama Competition.

World Book Day at Fyling Hall Junior School

Learning to read is so important. We encourage a love of reading starting in Early Years and love sharing stories together, so World Book Day is definitely one of our favourite days!

Bringing Learning German at School to Life

At Fyling Hall School we like to bring German lessons to life, giving our students hands on, practical experience of the language and the culture and history.

Learn More About Sixth Form on March 14th

Fyling Hall Sixth Form for year 12 and year 13, is a great place to be. With small class sizes, a beautiful location and lots of support. Join us on March the 14th for more information.

Quiz Night at Fyling Hall

Come and test your trivia knowledge and have some fun at the quiz night at Fyling Hall school on Thursday 9th of March, in aid of the British Exploring Society.

Student Art and Creativity: Photography Competition Success

Congratulations to the three students from, Fyling Hall School who entered the Rotary Club Photography Competition last month achieving first, second and third places. We strive to give students a real love of art that goes beyond the classroom, whether they go on to study A-level art or simply enjoy it in their free time.

Coastal Fieldwork Trip

Coastal Fieldwork Trip

The location of our small independent school in Yorkshire provides great opportunities for field work. Year 13 student, Isobel Bagley tells us about her recent Geography field work trip.

A Look at Maths  – Events & Competitions

A Look at Maths – Events & Competitions

The maths department at Fyling Hall has been busy. Year 11 attended an A-Level Taster session and students entered the UKMT National Maths Competition.

Junior School Students Come Together To Read

Every Thursday at Fyling Hall, form 1 and form 5 pair up to read together. United in a single, tangible atmosphere of exciting born from the thrilling emotion of reading.

Half Term Boarding Round-up

It has been a busy half term half for the boarding students at Fyling Hall with school work, trips and time with friends.

Photos for the Centenary Yearbook

As part of our 100 Year Centenary we’re looking to publish a full colour A4 sized Centenary Yearbook featuring photographs of life at Fyling Hall spanning the decades.

Settling In At Fyling Hall

A new student’s perspective on settling in to boarding and studying music at Fyling Hall School.

Student Charity Fundraising

Olivia Coates handed over a cheque to Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary and reflected on fundraising at Fyling Hall.

Forest School The Fyling Hall Way

“Forest school is one of the big reasons we chose Fyling Hall. The physical and mental health benefits of being outside in nature are so big”

One Term in The Science Department

Head of Science, Mrs. Aldous’ shares her thoughts on one term in the Science Dept. and our custom-designed new biology lab at Fyling Hall School.

Goal Setting for 2023

Setting goals and enabling students to take their own dreams seriously and dream big.

The Start of Christmas

After the Junior School Nativity, the Friends of Fyling Hall hosted the annual Christmas Fayre. As always it was a fantastic event that was very well attended. The excitement of the pupils is a sure sign the end of term is nearing and the build up to Christmas is well...

A Little Bit of Home

A few days ago, we celebrated a Spanish Day in the school, and I can proudly say that the members of staff and students did a great job.  We got up at 7:30am as always, and we went to breakfast as usual, but when we arrived at the dining hall they surprised us...

Centenary Celebrations

It’s our 100th birthday! In 2023, Fyling Hall will be celebrating its centenary. We have a whole year of exciting events and activities planned which we will share with you all after Christmas. We think it’s only fitting to celebrate this event with our entire school...

Christmas Fayre

On Wednesday 30th of November we are excited to be hosting the annual Christmas Fayre between 15:00 & 17:30. We would be delighted if any members of the school or local community would like to join us. The Friends of Fyling Hall will also be drawing the Grand...

The Hills Are Alive

In Geography, we like to revisit map skills with each key stage 3 group and as a consequence, over the last few lessons the year 9s have been reacquainting themselves with their map skills. I am currently checking that everyone remembers how to do 4 and 6 figure grid...

Sharing the Cultural Importance of Drama

Last week 8P took part in a Chinese drama exchange lesson with our partner school in China. The aim was to share the cultural importance drama has in both of our countries and schools. Our students performed a melodrama and students from Guanghua Experimental School...

Duke of Edinburgh Preparations Underway

The preparations for the new Duke of Edinburgh groups are well underway. Pupils have signed up to Bronze, Silver, and Gold, and most have decided on what they want to do for their sections. this year sees a great variety of skills, sports and voluntary work: For their...

National Recognition for Fyling Hall Pupils

Toby and Tomas Richardson are celebrating receiving ‘Highly Commended’ status from the judging panel of the Whitbread Memorial Prize for 2022. The Whitbread Memorial Prize is a national competition that recognises and celebrates outstanding involvement in, and service...

Halloween

Halloween Night 2022 After months of preparation and heated, anticipation-filled Sixth form meetings, it was on Thursday 20th October when students young and old alike ventured into the unknown depths of the 2022 edition of the prestigious Fyling Hall Halloween night....

Fyling Hall’s Got Talent

Tuesday last week saw the return of Fyling Hall's Got Talent in the Barn. Always a fun event, where pupils of all ages can share their favourite talents and skills, this year saw the largest number of Junior school entries yet. One of the best parts of the event was...

A Trip to the Past

As part of their Geography studies the year 9s headed off to the Wakefield coal mine museum last week. They have been investigating how economic activities have changed over time and part of that was a deeper study on the rise of coalmining in the UK, and also reasons...

‘Shakespeare in Action’ Drama Workshops

Year 7-9 drama students were lucky enough to take part in Drama workshops led by Kiera from West End in Schools, a group of professional actors working in schools. The hour-long workshops focused on the Shakespeare play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' with practical...

Fish & Ships

Fyling Hall pupils were delighted to be asked to participate in the opening of this year’s Fish and Ships Festival in Whitby. The festival celebrates many aspects of Fishing and Shipping in Whitby, and is a very well attended festival. Our GCSE Art pupils were...

Harvest Festival

On Sunday October 3rd Fyling Hall joined forces with the parishes of Hawsker and Fylingthorpe to celebrate this year’s Harvest. The Harvest Festival was held at St Stephen’s Church and our Head Pupils (Joe and Emie) and Nele were very accomplished in leading the...

Which is better? City or Countryside?

Over the last century the majority of the Earth's population moved to cities, leaving the usual places of living- the countryside. However, there are still those who prefer living far away from busy buildings and noisy streets. Personally I have completed this...

An important time to recharge the battery

School breaks are an important time to recharge the battery . . . for students and staff. Before they departed for their summer holiday, we asked a few of our international students to share their holiday plans, past and present. Have a read of what they had in mind ....

Music and Drama department celebrating outstanding results

Fyling Hall Music and Drama department are celebrating outstanding results from their year 11 to 13 students this summer. The school's results as a whole are excellent but in Music and Drama every student in year 11-13 achieved the top grades of Distinction or...

An exceptional set of examination results

For the second week running Fyling Hall pupils are celebrating an exceptional set of examination results. Our Year 11 pupils have endured a nerve-wracking wait for the publication of the GCSE results, but their patience has been rewarded. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of...

Year 13 pupils are celebrating

Fyling Hall’s Year 13 pupils are celebrating a successful return to the first externally assessed national examinations since 2019. The class of 2022 achieved a pass rate of 100% with 58% of exams entered being awarded the top grades (A*/A or equivalent), against a...

Excited to have all these memories

First of all, I came to school one week before school started. I met Martha and Rosa who were quarantining with me, this turned out to be great fun and we got to know each other really well and make friends. It was nice to meet them. Miss Anders (Head Matron) greeted...

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh group

During the first three days of this year’s activities week, our Silver Duke of Edinburgh group went for their qualifying expedition, starting at the Hole of Horcum, going via Newton-on-Rawcliffe and Rosedale Abbey to Fryupdale. Read their account of their expedition:...

Getting children excited about their learning

Our fabulous Year 6 pupils had their final assembly and spoke about their time in the Junior School, recalling their favourite memories and thanking the teachers. It is always a very positive assembly but it is tinged with sadness as they are leaving to go up to Year...

Welcoming you back to our annual Prizegiving

“Mrs White, trustees, ladies, gentlemen and pupils, I take great pleasure in welcoming you all back to our annual Prizegiving.” So began our Headmaster, Mr Steven Allen, as he welcomed pupils, parents, carers, and staff to one of our favourite events of the year.  It...

A lovely way to end my teaching career

Our year 9 pupils have had quite a busy year in ICT.  They have completed a Level 2 Award in IT Skills (equivalent to the BCS ECDL Extra qualification) which gives them a variety of IT skills they would need in many jobs such as word processing, presentations and...

A nature walk at Falling Foss

Y6 have ended their science topic of 'Living Things and their Habitats' by going on a nature walk at Falling Foss. We walked along the beck from May Beck, looking at the woodland habitat along the way and stopping for a minibeast hunt. We found lots of different...

Great to see sport being played once again

Throughout the year it has been great to see sport being played once again and many pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the competitive element that fixtures bring. Through Covid lockdowns it was often very difficult for children to understand what they were missing out on...

Activities week is off to a flying start

Activities week is off to a flying start with our pupils getting creative! Inspired by the work of the great architect artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, our pupils have designed their own versions of stained-glass window designs and nightlights. As a...

Acts perform in the glorious sunshine

Over 180 people turned out at our Rose Garden Music Festival to watch 6 acts perform in the glorious sunshine! Everything was organised by Olivia from portaloos to staging, booking the acts to arranging BBQ and cake. We are so incredibly proud of everything...

A time of reflection

The Leavers Ball is always a time of reflection for me, especially when some of the children I taught in Reception have finished their exams and are leaving school for their next adventure. It is such a privilege seeing these pupils on their journey through Fyling...

Workshops for year 9 and 10 drama students

Imagine our delight welcoming back one of our alumni to run workshops for year 9 and 10 drama students. With the end of this academic year fast approaching, it is a strange time for teachers as pupils graduate and leave the school. This can be especially difficult...

Social and cultural history of the Georgian Age

Having addressed the issue of the very volatile politics of the time associated with the Jacobite rebellions which at times came close to toppling the Hanoverian regime, Year 8 pupils have turned their attention to the social and cultural history of the Georgian Age....

What better way to spend an afternoon

On such a beautiful day, what better way to spend an afternoon than counting flowers in the sunshine? This was the task set our Year 9s. The whole year group were split into randomly selected groups of 3 or 4 and provided with a metre rule, paper and whiteboards,...

A full taster day of senior school

Our Year 7 Transition Day for Year 6s will be a full taster day of senior school on Friday 1st July. If your child is currently in the Junior School in Year 6 or if you've applied for a place from elsewhere, your new 'student' needs to arrive at 8:30am outside Main...

Professional Development Day is a great success

Last year we could not send our Year 10 groups into the real world of work (we all know why) and this year local companies were not yet ready to accept students back for traditional work experience. Instead we ran an internal Professional Development Day which proved...

All good things come to an end

Never was the expression "all good things come to an end" more true. It was with a bittersweet feeling for me that my year 11 class trooped into my classroom last week for the last time following their final English GCSE exam for a glass of (sadly) non-alcoholic...

Celebrating their first year in secondary school

Mrs Milner's Year 7 students are celebrating their first year in secondary school, having had an extremely busy first year at Fyling Hall School. In their final term at school, they have worked on a writing project in which they had to create a ‘space journal’ about...

Five weeks to sort out a play

When Mrs Jeeves, Head of Drama, said that we had five weeks to sort out a play, I was a bit worried because of how short a time that was. However, we worked hard and managed to put a play together.  The play was about what it's like to be a teenager and the...

A fantastic school trip back in history

Form 2 had a fantastic school trip back in history last week when they visited Eden Camp. The class have been learning all about World War Two, throughout the term the children have read Goodnight Mr Tom, studied beautiful war time poetry and created their own...

Last call for your Yearbook!

It's the last call for your Yearbook! Your last chance to secure your time capsule! The deadline for orders is THIS WEDNESDAY, 15th June which is the latest time I can place the print order to get them in time - so we need to act fast. Thanks if you've already placed...

A nerve-wracking time for 15-18 year olds

May and June in senior schools around the UK are a nerve-wracking time for 15-18 year-olds as they sit their GCSE and A level exams. These exams hold the key to continued study in the sixth form or further education at University. This period is equally challenging...

Three days and more of varied tasks and activities

For those who do not recall, Activities Week is three days and more of varied tasks and activities, plus, plus. It is almost a distant memory thanks to the recent pandemic. I have really missed the opportunities it has offered and as a result tried to organise a full...

Poetry recital competition is back

There is a buzz of excitement and anticipation up and down the corridors, in the classrooms, and throughout the hallowed halls at Fyling Hall; the Daisy Hardy poetry recital competition is back!  That’s right, back to her original format at last, the Daisy Hardy...

Congratulations to all our learners on their success

Congratulations to all our learners on their success! We may have only just returned to finish the Summer Term and academic year, but before the term hurries past, we pause to congratulate our students who sat the IELTS exam before our Half Term break. What is...

Grand Summer Draw

Fresh from the success of their first ever Bake Off, the Friend of Fyling Hall / PTA are planning a Grand Summer Draw. Our Bake Off raised over £250 which will go towards a little treat for our Junior School pupils (with seniors receiving a donation earlier in the...

Working here and living in beautiful North Yorkshire

It’s been almost 5 months since I first arrived at Fyling Hall and I have enjoyed working here and living in beautiful North Yorkshire. I first arrived here in the middle of winter but was glad it ended up being quite a mild winter so it was not too much of a shock –...

Onto Fylingdales Moor to do some pond dipping

As part of their science work on living things and their habitats, Forms 2 and 3 recently went out onto Fylingdales Moor to do some pond dipping. We found lots of different creatures including: palmate newts, damselfly and dragonfly nymphs, caddisfly larvae, water...

First half of the term has been busy

As you can imagine the first half of the term has been busy and a lot has been underway.  A variety of activities have taken place during the first half of the term, and I am sure there is a lot more to come in the second half!   The boarders, as well...

Experiencing life at a British boarding school

Many international students dream of experiencing life at a British boarding school. This Summer Term, Fyling Hall is lucky enough to welcome a number of Spanish students who are staying for this very reason. For a short while, Spanish pupils will not only experience...

Fortunate to be surrounded by such glorious countryside

The first half of the Summer Term has been busy with the pupils enjoying trips to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and pond dipping on the moors. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such glorious countryside and that we are able to make the most of it. Trips are...

End of year exams

It seems like only a few months ago since we started the school year in September, but last week already saw us doing not only the A-level and GCSE exams, but also Key Stage 3's end of year exams! How time flies! That means that over the last weeks there has been a...

Researching and investigating female scientists

In the last three weeks we have been researching and investigating female scientists in our English lessons. We chose the topic 'female scientists' because we wanted to be inspired by their hard work and efforts. We gained some  additional natural knowledge about...

What we are all doing in English

As we move into the final term of another academic year, I thought I would give you all an update on what we are all doing in English. The Alevel students are looking at their second comparative literature text, ‘Dorian Gray’, and examining Wilde’s language and his...

My first EP is now available

After spending around 6 months with my guitar tutor Paul Whittaker, my first EP is now available to listen on musical steaming platform such as Apple music and YouTube music. The EP is called "Long Story Short", and it is a summary of major things which happened in my...

Some fun on the water

On their most recent weekend adventure some of our pupils, boarders and dailies, went to Wykeham Lakes for some fun on the water. Well, that was the plan although Keith and Ibrahim seemed to spend more time in the water than on it. In fact whilst paddle boarding the...

When I first came to this school

I remember when I first came to this school, it was on 5th January 2022. Also this was my first time in the UK. In that moment when I looked at the environment in this school, my feeling was really excited and I can't imagine that I was really staying here in the UK....

The Environment through an A-level lens

How would you view "The Environment" through an A-level lens? Head of Art, Ms Gillings gave our three A-level Photography students the assignment and students then chose their own subject matter within that theme. As you might expect, Charlie, Joseph and Brogan all...

The opportunity to take part in athletics

As the summer term is now well underway it has given the pupils the opportunity to take part in athletics. Whilst the thought of running around a track does not always thrill the masses, the great advantage of athletics is that there is an event for everyone, whether...

If it moves, it’s Physics

One of the simplest definitions of my particular sphere of science is: 'if it moves, it's Physics'. Fitting then that our year 10 topic is the Physics of Forces and Motion. It's a topic that lends itself to practical activities as it is inherently a practical topic....

A great few days making model volcanoes

Form 2 had a great few days making model volcanoes. This design technology topic was a lovely way to end their Geography unit which has been Mountains and Volcanoes. The Junior School children worked in small groups to complete their task. They were given a number of...

Hearing the pupils’ excited shrieks

Hearing the pupils' excited shrieks as the locomotive chugged beneath us, enveloping us in great clouds of steam, was a definite highlight of the trip for me. We travelled to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering, it is a wonderful station and the volunteers...

Faster and better than ever

After a much awaited 3 years, the Staff vs Students hockey match was back; faster and better than ever. It’s every student’s dream to be able to play against their teachers in a fast pace, competitive atmosphere and hopefully, win. From the first push back, the pace...

A familiar sight to Fyling Hallers past and present

Old St Stephen’s (aka Raw Church) will be a familiar sight to Fyling Hallers past and present, whether as a milestone on the Senior Cross run, the spot for spooky midnight walkabouts or as the setting for the annual Harvest Festival. We’ve even heard tales of students...

Creating scale models of Harry Potter’s bedroom

Y6 have been having fun in maths lessons creating scale models of Harry Potter's bedroom at Hogwarts. Using their knowledge of scale and ratio, our Junior School pupils worked in groups to choose from a list of items and scale down real-life dimensions by a scale...

Boarders enjoyed the lovely city of York

This past weekend our boarders enjoyed the lovely city of York. Our short stay Spanish visitors also joined the trip to this fabulous city. Whilst our "permanent" boarders enjoyed shopping, the Spanish spent their time visiting the Railway Museum. Going out on the...

Our first Duke of Edinburgh expedition of the year

This last weekend saw our first Duke of Edinburgh expedition of the year. On Saturday morning, seven young people set off on the minibus to explore the Esk Valley on their Bronze practice expedition. Blessed as we are with our surroundings, we didn’t have to go far....

Our first ever Bake Off competition!

We are very excited to tell you about our first ever Bake Off competition! It will be held on Monday 23rd May and judged that morning by Sarah Muir from the Arches Cookery School. The winner will receive a baking course at her fabulous school in Grinkle. The...

First impressions of Fyling Hall boarding life

What are our newest students first impressions of Fyling Hall boarding life? Mrs Jeeves, Head of English as a Second Language, asked Laure and Mathilde to share their thoughts. Both girls are French, are in Year 9 and will stay with us for one term. When I arrived at...

As we start the final term of the year

As we start the final term of the year I have found myself reflecting on my many years at Fyling Hall. It is as usual a very busy term. Year 11 and year 13 are about to 3 start their external exams (the first to run since June 2019) and KS3 and Year 10 will have...

Time Capsule! (A Yearbook is coming)

On 7th June 1971 the three presenters of the BBC children television programme Blue Peter, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves, buried a 'time capsule' in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, live on television. The idea was that it would be...