Yarm School was founded in 1978 when a group of parents formed the Cleveland Independent School Trust and acquired the buildings and grounds of the old Yarm Grammar School site. The School quickly established itself and its numbers grew. This early success brought rapid development and, before long, the School had outgrown its accommodation.
In September 1980 the School acquired and moved into The Friarage, which is today the focus of the Senior School site. New facilities were added in quick succession and by September 1996 the whole of the Senior School was accommodated at The Friarage giving the Preparatory School, which was opened in 1991, and its Early School exclusive use of the old Grammar School site. The Senior School now has about 700 pupils, with approximately 200 of these in the Sixth Form. There are some 60 teachers in the Senior School and a further 22 in the Preparatory School which accommodates 320 pupils.
In recent years much development of facilities has taken place, with over £30 million invested in outstanding provision from Nursery to Sixth Form. Now established as one of the country’s leading independent schools, Yarm has an enviable reputation for first class facilities, excellent results and is widely acknowledged as a very happy school community.
Fascinating stories of Yarm School's Early Days
Mr Neville Tate recounts his memories of 20 years as Yarm School's Headmaster in his book 'A Story to be Told' (£9.95). His charm, wit and spirit of adventure are evident throughout, and this illuminating insight into Yarm School makes a fascinating read. To get a copy please call the School Office on 01642 786023.