Founded in 1854, certified 20th December 1854, . re-certified 26th August 1856. Closed 18th March 1879.
From the comments in the 1866 report below, this school was possibly used as an 'Emigration school'
See INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (ST. HILDA'S), YORK for the Matron
1866 - Superintendent Miss Whitby, assisted for the laundry, by her sister, and for the school, by a schoolmistress Miss Newton. The inspector also commented as follows:- Miss Whitby pointed out to me two errata in my last year's report as to expenditure of the school 1st that the charge for clothing includes the cost of outfit on discharge. 2nd, that the amount of £71/4s/11d., for the repayment of emigration charges, should have been carried to the profit account as saved and paid out of the girls' industrial earnings in the laundry.
1867 - Matron Miss Whitby.
1868 - Superintendent Miss Whitby; schoolmistress Miss Holmes.
1869 - Miss Whitby.
1872 - Matron Miss Whitby; schoolmistress Miss Backalake. The Rev. Mr. Ferguson Chaplain to the school.