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Welcome Hymers College Alumni

Welcome to our website especially for former pupils, former parents, and staff of Hymers – we’re pleased you’ve dropped by to take a look around and hope you find it interesting. Whether you’re thinking about re-connecting with an OH or you want to find out about our programme of alumni events, or perhaps you’d like to support us with our current fundraising appeal - you are in the right place!

A message from The Development Team

We are very excited about our new Hymers website solely for our alumni. If you’d like to find friends or colleagues from Hymers then please do join our interactive platform where pupils and staff can enjoy networking, hearing about the latest school news or perhaps reading some interesting alumni and staff stories. We always think that one of the measures of a good school is how many former pupils want to keep in touch, and in that respect, we at Hymers are very fortunate.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of our job is that we often have the chance to meet and talk with former pupils, it is always a pleasure, so please do keep in touch and let us know what you are up to. The Development Office brings together our former pupils, their families, and staff all in one trusted and engaging network. Inspirational learning is at the heart of everything we do, we understand the distinctive learning needs of boys and girls and consistently deliver some of the best academic results in the North of England. We also prepare our pupils for life beyond school. A key part of that preparation is to welcome leaving students into a lifelong relationship with their fellow alumni and their school. 

The Development Office commits to delivering the benefits of choosing a Hymers education long after a pupil has left the school, as one of our alumni said to us recently "You may leave Hymers but Hymers never leaves you" 

As we look to our present needs and future developments it is clear that we require the support and involvement of the whole community. We recognise that success will only be achieved if people feel good about giving and are valued in the process. If you are in a position to give back, The Development Office is keen to engage with you and ensure that your interest and support are both valued and respected throughout. All gifts make a significant difference, no matter how large or small, and are greatly valued by The Development Office, its staff and its students. In the past, perhaps you or one of your friends may have benefited from the generosity of others through the opportunity of a bursary. Today, our pupils continue to benefit from the support of others and our future success depends upon the generosity of the whole Hymers community.  Your gifts will help shape the future and also the lives of the thousands of young people who study with us.

Hymers College was established under the will of Reverend John Hymers as a school “ For the training of intelligence in whatever social rank of life it may be found” and since opening in 1893 it has remained true to his wishes. Hymers College is not a school for bright and wealthy children. We want to be able to give families choices and creating futures and recognise potential across all sections of our society. There is no difference in student status or treatment – everyone here benefits from a shining future with dedicated teachers, coaches and pastoral care to enable all to thrive.

We make no apology for ambitiously aiming to create a bursary fund large enough to provide financial support, so no child is denied the education they deserve. In order for us to achieve this mission, we need support from the Hymers community. The provision of bursaries supports social mobility and is central to Hymers' ethos. Currently, 12% of our student body are receiving some form of financial assistance at a cost of £1 million. Developing a sustainable bursary income will ensure that Hymers remains a vibrant educational environment, reflecting diversity and promoting inclusion. Life here is never one-dimensional, but multi-dimensional. It is all-encompassing and inclusive – no one is ever on the bench.

This in turn will secure the School’s position ensuring it is full of the brightest children, not the richest, which will allow us to drive our standards and harness talent. The school has championed social mobility for bright children of Hull and East Yorkshire regardless of background, for many years through our bursary programme, which we wish to continue to offer with the help of regular giving and generous legacy donations from Old Hymerians.

Where you come from is not the point. Where you are going, is.

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