Some people achieve amazing things in their lives. Recently, Fulneck School pupils voted for their greatest ever former Fulneck School pupil. The competition was steep, with a field that included a Prime Minister, a Nobel Prize winner and a star of Game of Thrones!The winner – Benjamin Latrobe – may not be a household name today but as one of the architects of Washington DC he certainly made a contribution to international society!
Who knows what great career lies ahead for your child? Whether it be a profession like medicine, law or indeed architecture, or a vocation like teaching, overseas development or the armed forces, what is certain is that a Fulneck education will prepare our pupils for the challenges of the future.
Fulneck School’s academic results speak for themselves and the School is proud of its position in the top 5% of all schools and colleges in England last year. With our diverse curriculum, we are constantly able to help our pupils to fulfil, if not exceed, their academic potential. Whether it be pupils with Oxbridge aspirations or those needing expert care from our award-winning Learning Support Unit, Fulneck School is equipped to help each individual succeed.
Just as important, however, are the ambitions, skills and personal attributes that are developed through a Fulneck education. Whether it be music, sport, drama or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, pupils learn how to succeed as individuals and as teams. As adults, we know that those characteristics are, in the end, as important as exam qualifications in determining our success in the real world.
A Fulneck education opens doors for its pupils, giving them the tools and skills, they need to approach the next stage of their careers with confidence and enthusiasm. Our committed and expert staff inspire our pupils to gain a love of learning, an inquisitive mind, the confidence to try new things and old-fashioned Yorkshire grit to pick themselves up if at first, they don’t succeed.
Where we differ from other schools, however, is in our emphasis on making a positive contribution to the society around us, whether that be in West Yorkshire, the UK or further afield like Benjamin Latrobe. Our pupils are outward-looking, empathetic and humble.
We are a diverse yet close-knit community with a family feel to it. The welcome you will receive is incredibly warm – do come and experience it for yourself.
- H. H. Asquith (1852–1928), politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1908–16
- Major Booth (1886–1916), Yorkshire and England cricketer
- Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764–1820), architect
- James Montgomery (1771–1854), hymnist, poet and editor
- Victor Quelch (1891–1975), Canadian politician
- Diana Rigg (1938–2020), actress appearing in The Avengers
- Sir Robert Robinson (1886–1975), Nobel laureate in chemistry
- Frederic Shoberl (1775–1853), Writer