Cramped city school may be on the move to new location

Hull Council is close to securing a deal which could see a historic city centre school moving to a new home.

For many years Hull Trinity House School, famed for its nautical traditions and distinctive uniform, has accepted it needs to move from its waterfront location opposite the Princes Quay shopping centre to allow it to expand.

The school, which has a current roll of 293, now looks set to move to the University of Lincoln building in George Street, allowing it to double in size while maintaining the Princes Dock Street site as an outreach.

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The new site will be paid for out of a £10.5m pot of money set aside to redevelop the school as part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

Coun Phil Webster said the headteacher, staff and the trustees of Trinity House were enthusiastic about the move.

“They are crammed onto that site. With the Pupils Premium they haven’t enough money coming into the school to make it sustainable.”

He added: “The school site (on Princes Dock Street) will still belong to Trinity House, the Brethren will still control it. They don’t want it totally separate. People think the council are forcing them out of the site – it is nothing of the sort.”

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The city’s only boys school, it opened in 1787, with just 36 pupils, the Master then being Rev TO Rogers (1787-1789), curate of the nearby Sculcoates Church. There was no curriculum, with Arithmetic and Navigation the principal subjects.

No one was available from the school to comment yesterday.

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