Fulneck School

Fulneck School is an independent day and boarding school, situated in the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England. It provides education for pupils between the ages of 3 and 18.

Fulneck School

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Coordinates53.78404°N 1.66311°W / 53.78404; -1.66311
TypeIndependent school
MottoIn essentials unity, in non essentials liberty, in all things charity.
Religious affiliation(s)Moravian Church
Local authorityCity of Leeds
Chairman of GovernorsMrs Lesley Jordan
School PrincipalMr P. Taylor
Vice PrincipalMrs G. Carver / Mr C. Bouckley
Age3 to 18
HousesConnor & Latrobe (Junior), Pegasus, Phoenix & Griffin (Senior)
PublicationThe Fulneck Times, The Comenian, The Orgreave


The boys' and girls' schools were opened by the Moravian Church in 1753 and 1755 respectively.[1] They merged in 1992. The Moravian Brethren and Sisters' communal houses are now also part of the school.

In 2008 the school reopened a building and renamed it the Robinson Building, which now serves as a learning centre for maths, geography, art and food technology. In 2014 the school extensively refurbished Joan Mort House, the building that houses the Sixth Form Centre.

When Fulneck first opened, the pupils would sleep at the top of the church. Now the school has boarding facilities for both girls and boys, which are located on the upper floors of the main school building.

Fulneck School has a Learning Support Unit and has been registered as a "DU" category school by CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils), which means it has a designated unit for the teaching of pupils with dyslexia on a one-to-one or small-group basis. Fulneck is one of only a few mainstream schools in the North of England to be registered "DU". Its dyslexic pupils perform exceptionally in GCSE and A level exams each year, due to the support they receive.

Fulneck is a non-selective school with an inclusive admissions policy. Children of all academic abilities are stretched, challenged and supported, with high achievers gaining A* and A grades. The majority of students in the Sixth Form go on to study at university while some enter apprenticeships and employment. Some students take part in a Multiflight training scheme at Leeds Bradford airport and a number have gone on to pilot training at Oxford Aviation Academy.

Notable former pupils


  1. Fulneck School
  2. Gillian Darley, "Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (1764–1820)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004) Retrieved 1 May 2016

An example of university destinations of Fulneck School


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