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At Yarm School we seek to bring out the best in every boy and girl in our care and to give them the best possible all round education by “Educating for Life”. Our aims and ethos are listed below:
We believe that the School should be a happy and positive community, characterised by an appreciation of, and respect for, the work of every individual.
Our School aspires to excellence and has high expectations of every boy and girl. We want our pupils to do their best and we insist on high standards of industry and application. We expect pupils to be honest, to practise good manners in all their relationships, to be reliable and punctual and be consistently smart in their appearance. We want them to be proud of their School.
In following Christian principles, we seek to promote mutual tolerance and a friendly atmosphere, in which pupils of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of all religious persuasions and of varying levels of ability are welcome. We believe that every boy and girl has the right to look for happiness and security at School. We insist that no pupil or pupils make other pupils miserable, whether through overt bullying or through less obvious forms of pressure or alienation. We attach particular gravity to such offences.
We recognise that our pupils will have various talents and different rates of development. We value every achievement, however modest, which stems from the honest efforts of the individual boy and girl. It is our hope that every pupil should discover at least one area of school life in which he or she can show genuine prowess.
Our School depends upon the support of parents. We will always aim to keep parents informed about their child’s progress in school and to respond to any requests promptly and courteously. We are fortunate to have a parental body which is so supportive of the School and its aims.
A good school is made by good staff whose talents, zeal, morale, teamwork and professional competence are of vital importance. It is the responsibility of the School’s Management to promote their professional development.
The staff are exemplars at all times to the pupils, who will note most attentively every aspect of their professional and personal conduct, including any hint of double standards. All staff are expected to share and uphold the aims and ethos of the School. When they judge that it is necessary to criticise, correct or punish it is important that they should avoid any language or behaviour likely to undermine their professional status.
We hope and trust that all staff will derive pleasure and satisfaction from their service to Yarm School and that none will ever feel inhibited from raising with the Headmaster or colleagues in the Management Team any matters of serious concern or anxiety.
Sixth Form · 08/01/21
Two of our current Arkwright Scholars, Lily Brown and Jack Critchlow offer their top tips and guidance on how to prepare for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship application process. Arkwright Scholarships...
Sixth Form · 21/12/20
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Former Pupils · 16/12/20
Former pupil, Toby Atkinson has completed his officer training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the British Army's initial officer training centre that aims to teach all officer cadets how to...
Prep · 30/11/20
Work is expected to begin early in 2021 on a new car park here at Yarm School that will assist traffic flow on The Spital and provide a place for...
Senior · 27/11/20
Our Community Action Group organised a charitable collection project in support of The Hygiene Bank. The Hygiene Bank is a charity that strives to give hygiene, personal care and household...
Senior · 16/11/20
We are delighted to announce our next 'remote' Career Cluster event, exploring the topic of Gap Years. The event is open to everyone and will take place on the Zoom...
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