Yarm is a beautiful, prosperous and vibrant market town on the edge of the Teesside conurbation which enjoys easy access to both town and countryside, including the nearby North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and stunning coastline. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits and exploration of all kinds are many and varied.
The Senior School is set in attractive and mature wooded grounds bordering the River Tees and just off Yarm High Street. The school is very much a part of the town, with pupils, staff and parents enjoying all that the buzzing High Street has to offer by means of shops and cafes. The Preparatory School and Pre-Prep and Nursery are located on the opposite side of the road to the Senior School.
Yarm has a rich history as an important crossing point of the river Tees; prior to the Tees barrage being built, Yarm bridge was the last crossing point of the tidal section of the river. The impressive viaduct is a well-known local landmark.
The town has excellent transport links, situated close to the A66 and A19, and is a short drive away from Durham Tees Valley airport. With superb rail network links in the town itself and nearby, London is also only 2.5 hours away by direct train. Go west through Teesdale and within around an hour and a half you will find yourself in the world-famous Lake District, while it is a similar distance north to the wild and wonderful county of Northumberland.
Yarm, Middlesbrough and Darlington offer plenty of shopping opportunities, with bigger centres like Leeds and Newcastle both just over an hour away. Middlesbrough's Mima is a renowned modern art gallery, and more historic culture can be found at Richmond's Georgian theatre, or in the cities of Durham and York, both just short distances from Yarm.
Of course, there is a huge amount of history and culture connected to this area - Hadrian's Wall, Jorvik Viking museum, the Sage - not to mention sport, but whatever your passion, you'll find an outlet for it in the north east!