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Yarm Climbs 20 Places in Prestigious ‘Parent Power’ Rankings

Yarm Climbs 20 Places in Prestigious ‘Parent Power’ Rankings

Yarm has seen its ranking rise in The Times ‘Parent Power’ survey published on 2 December 2023.

The school has risen 20 places in the list of the best schools in the UK, from 129 to 109 and challenges Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School for top spot in the North East.

For over three decades, The Times has been publishing the ‘Parent Power’ league tables, and this year’s edition highlights Yarm as a rising star. Renowned for its academic excellence, Yarm commitment extends far beyond the classroom.

As well as outlining the school’s outstanding academic results, The Times reports: “Pupils are involved in a number of local activities, including Memento, a choir and music group that helps older people with dementia, and the school is known for its spectacular performances and shows, held in its own theatre.”

Commenting on the ranking, Headmaster, Dr Huw Williams, said: “The Times Parent Power is a definitive guide to the best state and independent schools in the UK. Among the North East schools recognised, Yarm School and Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School occupy the top two slots with some hugely respected state schools acknowledged too. We are the top school in the Tees Valley and one of the top schools in the whole North of England. We are delighted to have shot up the national rankings by twenty places this year, one of the fastest rises in the country.

The results reflect the work of our dedicated cohort of skilled staff and of highly motivated young people who are fully engaged in a school experience that combines academic study with other pursuits. We aim to nurture and encourage values that ensure our pupils become adults who will contribute positively to society; it is education for life.”

Dr Williams added: “A recent report, by Oxford Economics (January 2023), shows that the school contributes more than £13.6 million to the local economy every year, with an estimated 475 jobs across the UK. As well as contributing almost £7 million to the exchequer in taxes each year, the school saves the taxpayer £7.5 million annually by reducing pressure on local state-funded schools.”

The full text of the report can be seen at the Times by following this link:https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-northeast-england-schools-league-table-5vcm8kslp