Scarborough College

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Steeped in tradition and history, since its foundation in 1896 Scarborough College has provided a life changing education to boys and girls based on high standards, a climate of aspiration and a commitment to providing an individualised journey for every pupil.

1896 - 1960

SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE COMPANY

The Scarborough College Company was formed in 1896 to promote the idea of founding a boys’ boarding school on the Yorkshire coast where they might be prepared for universities, the learned professions and business careers, while enjoying living at the seaside.

The foundation stone was laid by Alderman George Lord Beeforth, on 24 August 1898 and opened on 18 September 1901.

The College grew quickly, opening with seven pupils, and by 1907 there were seventy boys at the school.

In December 1914, the Yorkshire coast, Scarborough and the College came under fire from the German fleet. The Headmaster, Mr Percy Armstrong, announced that the school was unsafe for the staff and pupils so after the Christmas holidays the school was evacuated to Park Hotel, Keswick for a year.

In 1940, as the Second World War broke out, the RAF commandeered the building as a training establishment and the school was again evacuated, this time to Marske Hall in Swaledale, until September 1946.

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Filey RoadScarboroughNorth YorkshireYO11 3BAUnited Kingdom

Scarborough College

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Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3BA
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Awards

  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2020

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