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Hull Collegiate School was formed in 2005 as a result of the merger between Hull Grammar School and Hull High School.
The school is based in the grounds of Tranby Croft which was the former home of one of Hull’s most foremost entrepreneurs: Sir Arthur Wilson. At one time, the Wilson line was the biggest shipping fleet in the world and Sir Arthur Wilson built Tranby Croft in the Italian style to reflect his fortune. Tranby Croft is now synonymous with "The Royal Baccarat" scandal which rocked Victorian society in the 1890 and involved the Prince of Wales in a court case. The scandal has appeared as a West End play and also features in two James Bond books. The card game took place in Billiard Room, which is now called the Baccarat Room and is now used as a venue for music recitals and concerts.
The following video is a film clip from 1902 which is part of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection, courtesy of the British Film Institute. Clive Wilson, son of Sir Arthur Wilson, has just returned from the Boer War:
Hull High School was founded in 1890 and moved to Tranby Croft after the second world war. Hull Grammar School was founded in about 1330 and alumni include Andrew Marvell and William Wilberforce. The Grammar School moved to Tranby Croft from its Cottingham site in 2005. Not only have the best qualities of both schools been combined in Hull Collegiate School, but the school continues to flourish with each year.