headmasters welcome


Stephen Mulryne

Stephen Mulryne

Standing in the rural beauty of the Howardian Hills just north of York, Terrington Hall School is a refreshingly carefree, unpressurised environment for a child’s formative educational years of 3 to 13.

I am proud of our small school, of its unique family community and of the level of care extended to each child who passes through its doors. At home with our traditions and embracing the best of current educational practice, we carry the interests of each child at the heart of all that we do.

This is evident in our excellent academic provision which prepares each child for the senior school of their choice.

Being untied to any senior school, Terrington prepares its pupils for entry to a wide range of schools both locally and nationally, day and boarding. Each senior school is chosen with the best interests of the child in mind. This is something we do very well.

Equally, we place proper emphasis on delivering a full programme of sport, music, art and drama within and outside the curriculum.

I firmly believe that the opportunities we offer outside of the classroom are key to our pupils’ futures. It is in these activities that self-esteem takes root and flourishes. As much as any set of exam grades, it is this emotional well-being which shapes our children, yours and mine, and defines what they make of their potential both now and in the future. Through our school structure, weekly staff meetings and pastoral care we ensure that no-one slips unnoticed through the net.

When our leavers return to see us, it is heartwarming to hear of the brightness of their futures, wherever they have taken them, of the friends they have carried with them and of the affection in which they hold their prep school days.

For, above all else, this is a happy school in which our pupils achieve because they have the courage and confidence to take up the many opportunities offered to them during their time at Terrington Hall.

It is a school of which I am intensely proud to call myself Headmaster.

Stephen Mulryne


Headmaster’s Profile

Stephen Mulryne was educated at St Olave’s and St Peter’s York. Following a gap year at Bishop Bavin School, Johannesburg, he returned to the UK to undertake teacher training at the University of Liverpool. His first teaching post was at Catterall Hall, then the Prep School to Giggleswick, where he taught Year 4, coached U11 sport and was Assistant Housemaster in the boarding house. In 2004 he moved to Terra Nova Preparatory School in Cheshire where over the course of seven years he held the titles of Middle School Coordinator, Head of History and Head of Boarding.

Stephen was appointed Deputy Headmaster of Terrington Hall in September 2011 and succeeded Jon Glen as Headmaster in January 2015. He is joined by his wife Helen, herself a qualified teacher with a specialist interest in special educational needs. Their two young children attend Pre-Prep.

A keen sportsman, Stephen plays cricket in a local evening league and follows cricket, rugby league and union and football. He also enjoys hill walking and camping trips away with his family.


To enquire about Terrington Hall or to arrange a visit, please telephone 01653 648227 or email: admissions@terringtonhall.com