Royds Hall School was 90 years old on:
20th September 2011
Royds Hall High School is a successful and popular Specialist College for Science and Mathematics, which caters for approximately 825 students, aged 11-16, and with a national reputation for excellence.
Churchill said, "We shape our buildings and our buildings shape us"
The various stages of use of Royds Hall reflected a changing Britain from a predominantly farming economy, through immense industrial revolution in the 19th century, to the post- industrial scene of the 20th century.
Royds Hall began as an important farmhouse in the Paddock and Longwood area and was rebuilt as a mansion, known as Royds Wood, whose philanthropic mill owner served the increasingly industrialised and expanding town of Huddersfield. Some time after the death of its occupant, in response to the demands for medical facilities for the war wounded, it became a Military Hospital in World War I. When this was no longer required it became the first co-educational secondary school in Huddersfield because of the national need for education for 11 to 18 year olds.
Listen to the school song.