For the first time in its 129-year history, Hymers will be providing the complete educational experience from Pre-School to Sixth Form. From September 2022, Hessle Mount School will become Hymers Hessle Mount. Together they will form one School, on two sites with one clear vision.
From September pupils will be able to join Hymers Hessle Mount from pre-school age through to the end of Year 2. At Year 3 children will transfer to the Hymers College campus for Junior School through to completion of their studies at A Level in the Senior School.
While many schools have struggled in the pandemic, Hymers has flourished. The School roll is as healthy as ever, with waiting lists for entry into many year groups. As demand for Hymers has grown, the Governors and Headmaster have looked for new ways to enable more children to benefit from a Hymers education.
Hessle Mount School has enjoyed an excellent reputation under the direction and ownership of the Cutting family for many years. For a long time Hymers has enjoyed a close relationship with Hessle Mount, sharing a common ethos. Indeed, the path to Hymers from Hessle Mount as an associate school is well-trodden by many pupils.
Until now Hessle Mount has always remained a separate school. Bringing Hessle Mount fully into the Hymers family was the logical step and an exciting opportunity not only for the existing pupils and parents of the two schools, but for generations to come.
Justin Stanley, Headmaster of Hymers College said:
“I am delighted that today we can announce the expansion of the Hymers community. There is clear demand from local parents for Hymers to offer education for their children from the very early years and I am delighted that we are now able to do this.
“As one School, on two sites, with one vision, we are committed to setting the standard for education in the North of England from Pre-School through to Sixth Form.
“Hymers and Hessle Mount have shared a common ethos for a long time and I am thrilled that, by joining forces, we will be able to offer a top class education to greater numbers of pupils in the future.”
Sarah Cutting, Principal and Co-Proprietor of Hessle Mount said:
“It has been an absolute privilege to work with so many wonderful children, staff and parents as we have here at Hessle Mount. My family and I shall miss the School greatly. However, we are so pleased and comforted to know that, within the Hymers family, Hessle Mount will have an incredible future. We shall enjoy working with Hymers over the coming two terms as we transition to Hymers Hessle Mount and then continue to watch with delight the growth of the School for many years to come.”
John Redman, Chair of Governors said:
“Today is a great step forward for Hymers. This extension of Hymers to provide an outstanding education for the very youngest in our community is tremendously exciting.
“Our vision is clear. From Pre-School to Sixth Form we will offer outstanding academic teaching, exceptional facilities and broad extra-curricular opportunities, all within a strong network of pastoral care. This will enable all our children to achieve their full potential and open doors for their future growth and development.”