In its short history, Yarm School has established a fine reputation for excellence in several sports. PE and Games are taught by a team of subject specialists and we also employ a number of professional coaches. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of both team and individual sports. Many pupils go on to represent Yarm School and an impressive number gain county and national honours.
We attempt to establish a balance between breadth and depth; balancing commitments to the sports we focus on each term in games lessons, and the wish to give pupils a wide and varied physical education through the timetabled lessons and activities.
Most sports have teams that compete in fixtures and competitions against the other schools in the region. Matches take place both during the week and at weekends, usually on Saturdays, and it is expected that pupils will normally be available to represent their School as and when called upon to do so. We achieve considerable success in these fixtures and our pupils are proud to wear the school colours.
In addition to Games, the weekly Activity Lessons allow pupils to undertake a wide range of sports that in many cases will have been initially covered in their P.E. Lessons.
Yarm School has an excellent range of sporting facilities and continues to invest in this important area of school life. In addition to the Sports Hall, in which many sports and PE are taught, pupils enjoy access to a recently refurbished fitness room. There are extensive opportunities to participate in outdoor sports such as Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Cricket on our state-of-the-art Astroturf pitch and floodlit netball courts. Rugby, Football, Rounders and Athletics are played on pitches at the nearby Aislaby and Green Lane sports complexes. The School is very fortunate to border the River Tees, on which Canoeing and Rowing are practised to very high levels. There is a fantastic Boathouse, with training facilities and the School boasts a floating jetty and impressive resources for water sports.