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A school founded more than 230 years ago to train boys for a life at sea has admitted girls for the first time.

Hull Trinity House Academy, which opened in 1787, has welcomed more than 40 female students this year.

A petition against the change in admittance and a move to a new site attracted more than 250 signatures.

Executive principal Zoe Bidmead said it was a "huge step" in the school's history adding she was "excited" to welcome the new students.

Ms Bidmead said the change, which will mean female students in every year by 2027, reflected the increasing number of marine-related careers for women.

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