Our region is an exciting and beautiful place to live.
Hull is a vibrant and diverse city with a lively cultural and sporting scene. Both East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire boast glorious scenery, bustling market towns, numerous visitor attractions and wonderful beaches.
As a teacher, you’ll be able to make a real difference to children’s futures in the area as well as being able to afford your own home and a decent standard of living.
Hull folk are justifiably proud of their city and its rich history, great shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, live music and theatre, cultural festivals, and sports teams. Recently, Hull has been named as the 2017 City of Culture and parts of the City Centre are undergoing a transformation in preparation and there is a real buzz of excitement at some of the great events being planned.
The city’s schools have all been rebuilt or refurbished as part of the multi-million pound Building Schools for Future project and now offer a high-quality physical environment for children to learn and teachers to teach.
Hull is home to Hull New Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre, which put on numerous productions throughout the year, including an annual pantomime in December and January. There are many attractions around Hull such as the historic Old Town, the Marina, Ferens Art Gallery and the Museum Quarter to name but a few. Hull is also home to one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world – the Deep – and also the Humber Bridge, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges.
Hull’s Old Town is a hidden treasure where you will discover Hull’s collection of free museums including the Wilberforce House museum, the Streetlife Museum of Transport, where all the family can climb aboard a tram or take a carriage ride into the past, and Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology where you’ll find a life-size woolly mammoth. It is also home to Hepworth Arcade where Mr Marks and Mr Spencer had one of their first penny bazaars!
There are over 500 places that you can eat out in Hull, the most popular of these being Newland Avenue, Princes Avenue and in Hull city centre, which is also very well known for its lively night life. Hull has great shopping areas too with all the big high street names and independents too available. The main shopping centres are the St Stephens centre and Princes Quay.
Hull’s KC stadium is home to the Championship football team, Hull City AFC (‘The Tigers’), and to the Rugby League team, Hull FC. There is great rivalry in the city between the city’s two rugby league teams – Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers – and matches always have a wonderful atmosphere.
A FEW USEFUL LINKS
Hull 2017 – the official City of Culture 2017 website
BFS Project – Read about the BSF project which has transformed Hull’s schools.
Visit Hull & East Yorkshire – the Hull and East Yorkshire tourist information site
Freedom Festival – Hull’s annual live music festival every September
Fruit Market – bordering Hull’s marina, this trendy part of town is great for boutique markets, art, sculpture, cafés and restaurants.
Assemble Fest – annual theatre festival in Newland Avenue
Hull New Theatre – Hull New Theatre continues to be one of the UK’s premier touring venues and features the best in musical, opera, ballet, drama, children’s shows and one night performances, with a highlight of the year being the annual spectacular Christmas pantomime.
Hull Truck – Hull Truck is dedicated to producing high quality theatre and reaching out to new theatre-going audiences.
Northern Academy – official site for NAPA
Ferens Art Gallery Ferens Art Gallery
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire offers a rich mix of culture, countryside, outdoor pursuits, local food and bustling town-life.
It’s not surprising that many teachers choose to live in Beverley because it is only a 15 minute drive from Hull and is a beautiful historic market town with its own racecourse, lively Saturday markets, real ale pubs, trendy cafes and restaurants and the stunning architecture of St Mary’s church and, of course, Beverley minster. The town hosts a number of popular festivals each year including the early music festival (May), folk festival (June), chamber music festival (September) and food festival (October). Its Christmas market also pulls in thousands of visitors to the town.
There are many other charming market towns throughout the East Riding (also popular with teachers!) – Howden, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Driffield for instance – as well as lively coastal towns such as Hornsea and Bridlington. There are many visitor attractions in the region ranging from the grandeur of stately homes – Burton Agnes, Sledmere, Burton Constable, Wassand Hall – to interesting museums like the Air Museum at Elvington or Murton Farm park with its realistic Viking village.
The region offers many beautiful walks (including the popular Wolds way, Minster way, Hudson trail and Trans Pennine way) and bike rides, in fact cycling is very popular with the Tour de Yorkshire being a huge crowd-puller. The area is also great for wildlife lovers and its sandy beaches are always popular with families.
A FEW USEFUL LINKS
Places To Visit – Hull and East Yorkshire tourist information site
The BEMF – Beverley Early Music festival
Beverley Festival – Beverley Folk Festival
East Yorkshire Events – East Yorkshire Events guide
TribFest – held at Sledmere, near Driffield, in August
Walking In East Riding – Great site for looking up country rambles
Le Tour Yorkshire – Le Tour de Yorkshire official site
Yorkshire Wolds – The Yorkshire Wolds Way
The Trans Pennine Trail – The Trans Pennine Trail
Minster Way – The Minster Way
Sledmere House – Sledmere house and gardens
Burton Agnes – Burton Agnes house and Gardens (and jazz festival)
The beautiful county of Lincolnshire is only a short drive across the Humber Bridge and yet feels like a different world. Several of our primary schools are situated in stunning scenery. House prices are reasonable and there are a significant number of outstanding schools in the region. For nature lovers and walkers, the countryside offers many opportunities.
For people who prefer to live in a more urban area, Grimsby has good facilities including Grimsby Auditorium, Freshney Place and designer shopping in Abbeygate. The quaint seaside resort of Cleethorpes is next to Grimsby and is a popular destination with many traditional visitor attractions. The beautiful historic city of Lincoln is a stunning place to visit – especially for history-lovers.
For trainees living and working in our Lincolnshire schools, there is easy access to both Hull University and Bishop Grosseteste University.
AND FINALLY… BUT IMPORTANTLY!
The Hull and Humber region is one of the most affordable parts of Britain to own your own home.
Last year most property sales in Hull involved terraced properties which sold for, on average, £90,493. Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £122,173, while detached properties fetched £185,104.
Hull, with an overall average house price of £108,922 was cheaper than nearby Hessle (£161,208), Cottingham (£181,516) and Willerby (£173,075).