Since its foundation in 1978 Yarm School has become the major educational success story in the North East. Its academic results and facilities are outstanding, but the school offers much more than an excellent academic education: we firmly believe in educating for life.

    Since its foundation in 1978 Yarm School has become the major educational success story in the North East. Its academic results and facilities are outstanding, but the school offers much more than an excellent academic education: we firmly believe in educating for life.

    Our aim is to provide pupils with the attributes they need to develop into adults who will contribute positively to society.  It is important to us that the necessary skills are honed within a caring, friendly and mutually supportive community.

    We believe strongly that every pupil should develop hobbies and interests; not only are they a source of much happiness at School, but they also develop self-confidence, inter-personal skills and interests which will stay with the pupil for many years. Each pupil is strongly encouraged to take part in at least one extra-curricular activity from a huge range of clubs and societies which meet either at lunch-time or after school on a regular basis.  Over 50 activities take place each week, as diverse as Canoeing and Chess, Horseriding and Silversmithing.

    Sport plays an important role in the life of the School. Within the curriculum there is a generous time allocation to both PE and Games and each pupil will be encouraged to represent the School in fixtures after school or at weekends against other schools. Allied to all this is a strong focus on developing pupils' interest in the performing arts: dance, drama, singing and musical performance all thrive under the encouragement of passionate and talented teachers and on the stages of our outstanding facilities.   

    We have a very active Outdoor Education department which provides experiences from caving to rock climbing, with trips and expeditions near and far. They organise the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, through which large numbers of pupils acquire self-reliance and learn the importance of service to the community. There is also a voluntary and highly successful Combined Cadet Force, which teaches pupils the discipline inherent in the Forces, and offers experiences such as visits to the Red Arrows base, and visits from army helicopter pilots and bomb disposal units. 

    The School has excellent facilities set in an attractive campus. Many of the buildings are modern and were purpose-built. They are equipped to a very high standard. Several outstanding new facilities have been added in recent years.

    The school life of Yarm School pupils is varied, exciting, and fast-paced.  There is never a dull moment as we embody our philosophy of 'educating for life'.

    Dr Huw Williams, Headmaster
    Mr William Sawyer, Preparatory School Head

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