Senior School Introduction

Yarm School admitted its first pupils in September 1978. Since then it has become the major educational success story in the North East. The school is now firmly established amongst the country’s leading independent schools.

Yarm School prides itself on helping every boy and girl in its care to fulfil his or her potential. Its small classes, highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff and supportive ethos result in exceptional examination success.

The main philosophy of Yarm Senior School is that pupils should experience a broad range of subjects and that ‘doors should be kept open’ for as long as possible. In the first year the following subjects are studied: English, Maths, Science, German or French, Computing, Latin, History, Geography, Design & Technology, Art, Music and Religious Education. From second year pupils are taught Science separately as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Towards the end of third year pupils and parents are consulted about which subjects are to be studied at GCSE level.

At Yarm School pupils are encouraged to develop hobbies and interests, which help develop life skills. Each pupil has two timetabled activity lessons where they can choose from over 50 activities, ranging from calligraphy to watersports.

The school is highly unusual in employing its own outdoor education specialist who regularly leads activities such as, rock climbing, hill walking and caving expeditions. These and other school trips can be for a weekend in the UK or further afield countries.

The school has excellent facilities set in an attractive campus. Many of the buildings are modern and were purpose-built. We do hope that you will visit us and experience for yourself what Yarm School has to offer.

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