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Former pupil to stand in General Election

Wednesday 25th February 2015

Simon Clarke visited Yarm School to speak to pupils about his political career and standing for Mid...

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Commonwealth Medal for Former Pupil

Friday 19th December 2014

Former Pupil, Stuart Scott, represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships. ...

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FP Rugby Match

Thursday 6th June 2013

The third Former Pupils 5 a side touch rugby competition takes place this Saturday at Aislaby. The...

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Former Pupils Page

Welcome to the Yarm School Former Pupils Society web page.

The Society would love to re-establish  links with Former Pupils, starting with a newsletter dedicated to FPs in the New Year, with a view to organising events and networking opportunities.

We would love to hear from former pupils about what you are doing now and any news items you would like to share. Please email

Over the years many Former Pupils have moved and changed email address therefore we would like to update our database by asking if you could take a few minutes to complete the registration form.


If you wish to join the Former Pupil Society Facebook page or the LinkedIn group click the link.

When you leave Yarm School you automatically enter the Former Pupils Society unless you opt out. If you wish to opt out of the Former Pupils Society please email


Latest news from the Yarm School Former Pupil's Society

Congratulations to Former Pupil Zach Kibirige (Bede House 2000-2013) who has signed a new contract with local Aviva Premiership rugby side Newcastle Falcons. Zach has been sidelined for the last year following a serious ankle injury which he sustained on his  debut against Gloucester. However, happily he is set to return within a month or so, and has been boosted by the award this contract extension, which reflects the huge potential that was beginning to be realised prior to his injury setback. We continue to be very proud of Zach and follow his career with excitement.

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Former Pupil Josh Miers talks openly in assembly about life in the army

We were delighted to welcome former pupil Josh Miers (Bede House, 2006-08), back to school this week.

He was invited to talk to the school assembly about his experiences since leaving Yarm. Josh has chosen an army life and commissioned from Sandhurst into the Rifles in December 2013. The pupils were very interested to hear all about the roles and responsibilities of an Officer and Josh’s extensive travels over the last twenty two months. Since 2013 he has been on overseas exercises in Germany, Kenya, Canada and New Zealand! Yarm School has a very active CCF, the members of which were delighted to meet such an excellent role model.  Following the assembly Josh enjoyed a tour of the school’s facilities which have changed significantly since his time here. Thank you to Josh for taking the time to speak to us and inspire our current pupils, particularly those who are considering possible career paths. Yarm School is always keen to hear from former pupils. Please do get in touch if you would like to share news or if you would like to support the school by talking to current pupils or offering career’s guidance. Email

Yarm School Former Pupils (Old Boys) taste victory over Barnard Castle in this year's  Christmas match

The match between the Yarm School Former Pupils and their peers from Barnard Castle is becoming a Christmas tradition.  It is always hotly contested and this year was no exception with both teams determined not to lose against old rivals.  The crowd who turned out at Darlington FC on Saturday 27th December were in for a real treat.  Barnard Castle had the better of the first half but Yarm managed to turn it around and were victorious 20-10!

Many thanks to all the players involved especially Rory Duff and Robert Bellerby for whom it was their second game of the day, also to the many supporting former pupils, parents and staff who thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.   For many of the players it was their first taste of victory against Barnard Castle. However, skipper Mason was extremely pleased as it maintained his record of never having lost against them. Roll on next Christmas and the re-match!

Recent Leavers’ Christmas Drinks 2014

Saturday December 13th 2014 saw our first Christmas Drinks event for recent leavers. The event was very well attended with over 100 former pupils gathering to reunite as the festive season got into full swing. Leavers from 2012, 2013 and 2014 were invited this time. Many had just returned home for the Christmas holidays but some, for who term had yet to finish, made lengthy journeys from university just so to see their old friends and come back to school!

It was a very enjoyable evening with former pupils sharing tales of new adventures and reminiscing over fond memories at school, all washed down with some festive bubbles and Chef Martin’s celebrated canapés. As always, the teachers who came along were delighted to share in the successes of those who have left.    It also proved to be a good opportunity to develop contacts with students, now nearing the end of their studies or in placement years, offering to give careers advice to our current pupils.  Amidst the laughter of cherished old friendships, we were also able to generate lots of ideas for future social former pupil events. Watch this space! (For more photographs from this event please see the photo gallery.)


Fascinating stories of Yarm School's Early Days

Mr Neville Tate recounts his memories of 21 years as Yarm School's founding Headmaster in his book 'A Story to be Told' (£9.95 + £1.51 postage),. 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 or email


"a great story..."

"....this well-crafted tale"

Darlington & Stockton Times


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