Hull Collegiate School
|Motto||The Best in Everyone|
|Established||c.1330 (Hull Grammar School)
1890 (Hull High School)
2004, 2005 (merger into current school)
|Type||Independent day school|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headmaster||Mr R Haworth|
East Riding of Yorkshire
|Houses||4 - Venn, Johnson, Marvel and Holtby|
|Colours||Maroon, navy blue and gold|
|Former pupils||Old Collegians|
Hull Collegiate School commonly known in the area as the 'Collegiate' or 'Tranby Croft' is a co-educational independent school in Anlaby, near Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 2005 as a result of a merger of the area's two single-sex independent schools and is a member of the United Church Schools Trust.
Hull Collegiate School was established in September 2005 resulting from the merger of two Hull independent schools, Hull High School and Hull Grammar School. Situated 4 miles (6.4 km) to the west of Hull and 1 mile (1.6 km) north east of the Humber Bridge, the school is based at Tranby Croft, a Victorian mansion with over 12 acres (49,000 m2) of landscaped grounds, a small wood and an AstroTurf pitch.
The mansion was previously home to shipbuilder Sir Arthur Wilson during the late Victorian Era. He famously hosted the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, at a party. The events at the party would later lead to the Royal Baccarat Scandal.
The Preparatory School, opened in 2004, is housed in a purpose-built facility on the same site; a senior school building was opened in 2005, completing a multi-million pound investment by parent company United Church Schools Trust.
Notable Alumni and Teachers
Old Grammarians now form part of an association called the Hull Old Collegians' Association, which incorporates the former Hull Old Grammarians’ Association as well as the Hull High School Past Pupils' Association.
Hull Grammar School
Former pupils of the former grammar school are known as "Hull Old Grammarians".
- Andrew Marvell, poet
- Thomas Watson, former Bishop of St David's
- William Wilberforce, abolitionist and politician