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A traditional academic curriculum as befits the selective intake. However the school is responding sensibly to the changing nature of student expectations, with developments that the staff buy into and which have been welcomed by students and parents. New A levels, for instance, in…

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Since 2019, Justin Stanley (40s). Affable and immediately engaging. Himself an 11+ scholarship boy at Stamford he identifies readily with the students and community served by Hymers. A classicist with his degree from Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he also captained rugby and gained his PGCE. Two stints at Manchester Grammar with Nottingham Boys High in between led to deputy headship at Hereford Cathedral School before moving on to Hymers which he describes as ‘the dream job’.

College is viewed as Hull’s academic school and certainly still carries a little of its legacy as a boys’ school. Head is clear that high standards are essential but hopes he has 'softened the ivory tower image’ that historically characterised the school. Our conversations with pupils and parents suggest that is indeed the case and...

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