Fyling Hall School

Fyling Hall is an independent,[1] co-educational day and boarding school[2] situated near the small village of Fylingthorpe, near Robin Hood's Bay, 7 miles (11 km) south east of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1923 by Mab Bradley, the school was then run for thirty years by her daughter, Clare White.[3] The school is centred on a Georgian country house that dates from 1819 and is situated in 45 acres (180,000 m2) of wooded hillside within the North York Moors National Park.

Fyling Hall
Main House in winter and in summer
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Coordinates54.425560°N 0.557540°W / 54.425560; -0.557540
TypeIndependent day and boarding school
Motto'The days that make us happy make us wise'
FounderMab Bradley
Department for Education URN121733 Tables
HeadmasterMr Steve Allen
Age4 to 18
Former PupilsOld Fylinghallers

History of Hall

There was a hall here in 1632 when Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet was born here. However the present building dates from around 1819 and is grade II listed.[4]

Boarding Houses

There are four boarding houses at Fyling Hall:

  • Woodside: Sixth Form Girls
  • Ramsdale: Sixth Form Boys
  • Main: Junior and Senior Girls
  • Mulgrave: Junior and Senior Boys

School motto

The school motto is 'The days that make us happy make us wise' (John Masefield).[5]


Fyling Hall School offers a wide variety of sports for all pupils. Most important amongst these, and shaping daily life at Fyling Hall, are rugby, hockey, cross country, cricket, horse riding and rounders.[6]

The main building of Fyling Hall is used in G.P Taylor's novel Shadowmancer as the vicarage of Obadiah Demurral. The vicarage is destroyed by cannon fire from Jacob Crane's smuggler ship 'The Magenta'.

Notable former pupils

Notable former teachers


  1. "Fyling Hall School - York Press". The York Press. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. The independent schools guide, 2006-2007 : a fully comprehensive directory (12 ed.). London: Kogan Page. 2006. p. 227. ISBN 0-7494-4567-X.
  3. "Fyling Hall offering scholarships in man's memory". Whitby Gazette. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. Historic England. "Fyling Hall  (Grade II) (1148676)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  5. Wilkinson, George (12 May 2007). "Fylingthorpe". York Press. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. Mott, Judy, ed. (2013). Independent schools yearbook, 2012-2013. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 1176. ISBN 978-1-4081-8417-2.
  7. "Folk king Carthy honouredfor lifetime achievement". Whitby Gazette. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. Atkins, Duncan (26 May 2015). "Second Whitby area cricketer could feature for England". Whitby Gazette. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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