Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Memories at Hymers > How well do you know Hymers College?

How well do you know Hymers College?

Take the fun Quiz! (2022 Edition)
Brothers John and Robert Hymers
Brothers John and Robert Hymers

How well do you know the history of Hymers College?


1. Hymers College opened in which year?

2. What was John Hymers’ occupation before he died?

A) Scholar     B) Reverend     C) Headmaster     D) Doctor

3. Hymers College was founded as a result of who?

A) John Hymers     B) Robert Hymers     C) John and Robert Hymers

4. True or False; Hymers College was a boarding School?

5. Who was the first Headmaster of Hymers College?

6. How many Headmasters have there been in the Senior School?

7. True or False; During the Second World War, the Senior School was evacuated to Pocklington?

8. Who was Hilary Atkinson?

9. Which headmaster introduced girls to Hymers College in 1989, making the school co-educational?

10. Who is the current longest serving teacher at Hymers College?




2. B) Reverend

3. C) John and Robert Hymers - To find out why, please visit 129 Years of Hymers College

4. True - it was set up to take boarders, although there were only ever a handful of boarders to stay

5. Charles Gore

6. 8 Headmasters

7. True

8. First girl to study at Hymers College in 1971

9. Bryan Bass

10. Business Studies and Economics teacher, Mr Exley - he started in 1986

Similar stories

A visit to the University of Cambridge for scholarship examinations resulted in a school r More...

Welcome back to school in 2024!

2024 sees Hymers celebrate 35 years of co-education at Hymers College More...

Left to Right: Robin Storey, Ian Davis, Dave Tomlinson and Mike Pittock

The team competed there in 1959 in the Public Schools' Lawn Tennis Tournament More...

Did you guess the locations of the Advent Windows? More...

Emily studied at Hymers College from 2012 until 2019, before returning to work at Hymers C More...

Zeppelin Bomb fragment that was dropped on the school's running track

Hymers College's future could have been very different More...

Jack Dixon

Jack Dixon (OH 1934-39) and Edward Adderley (OH 1933-41) were at Hymers together in the sa More...

Most read

Former teacher Geoff Underwood

Former Senior Master and Head of Mathematics, Geoff Underwood took part in a Teacher Feature in 2001 More...

Winners of the inaugural Alex Sutton Prize

The inaugural Chemistry Competition took place in January 2024 More...

Phil Almond, OH 1997-2001

An Unforgettable Evening of Music at Newcastle Cathedral More...

Have your say

This website is powered by