French Convent School, Park Grove, Hull

French Convent School

The French Convent of the Canonesses Regular of St. Augustine was built around 1914 and demolished in 1975. The roadside walls and gate still exist on Park Grove and a book about the school was published in 1991 by Irene Megginson.

Noreen Ford went to school here.


  1. sue - August 17, 2014, 10:12 am Reply

    Susan clayton went to school here

    • Margaret 'Malt' Barley - June 29, 2018, 6:37 am Reply

      If still interested there is a ‘Friends of the French Convent’ and we have a Reunion Lunch every October.

      • Julie mulvana - September 8, 2018, 7:36 pm Reply

        Hi Margaret, hope you don’t mind me contacting you.
        I went to the convent from 67-72 when it closed. I’m trying to find the date for this years reunion as I would like to attend. Could you email me the date if you know and who to contact for tickets. My email:
        My maiden name was Whitham


  2. Paul Ford - August 17, 2014, 7:33 pm Reply

    Thanks Sue. I’d love to know who Susan Clayton is, if you could add more information? Thanks, Paul

  3. sue - August 19, 2014, 8:23 am Reply

    Went to French convent school for 15 years 50s_60sw Margaret ever Ingham sue Herbert christine stenhouse

  4. Carolyn - February 2, 2016, 2:52 pm Reply

    I went to the French convent for a couple of years. I remember being taught by nuns. It closed down and I had to go to another school for a year before my parents sent me to Rise Convent, Rise Hall.

    • Margaret 'Malt' Barley - June 29, 2018, 7:06 am Reply

      Hello Carolyn and Rise closed and is now owned by Sarah Beeny and as well as their house they run it as a Wedding Venue. When the French Convent closed we had Reunion Lunches there at first until it closed. Malt Barley

  5. anne agar - July 2, 2017, 8:20 pm Reply

    lets keep this going i went to school here also my name was Anne Easterby had to leave because it was closing have so many good memories of this place,

  6. Heather Clubley - January 29, 2018, 7:36 am Reply

    Started school at the French Convent in 1955, I remember walking down Cave Street and little children with no shoes on throwing stones at us ! I was four yrs old and couldn’t understand what was happening. Barbara Woodhouse would take us on the bus from Cottingham ( Heather and Victoria Pool)

  7. sueovens - June 29, 2018, 7:21 am Reply

    Pls send news letter tks sue

    • Margaret 'Malt' Barley - July 9, 2018, 5:36 pm Reply

      Hi Sue I have been away on holiday where would I send the newsletter to my email for the Friends of the French Convent is We send one to one of our ‘Friends’ who lives in California Patricia Cockcroft. I was there from the age of 12 in 1962 to 1968.


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