Open Mornings for 2018


  • Tuesday 20th February 2018 –  9:30 – 11:30  (Early Years)

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018 –  9:30 – 11:30  (Whole School)

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Morning where you will have a tour of the main school and our new Greenwood building with our senior pupils.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the school in action, the facilities and meet with staff. After the tour you will be able to meet with Mrs Linda Sharpe, Headteacher and Mr James Renwick, Registrar and PA to the Headteacher, who will be able to help you make the right decision for your child’s education and future. Please remember to register your details if you would like more information or to attend.

About Yarrells

Yarrells Preparatory School is an independent day school and nursery for boys and girls aged between 2 and 13. Located in the town of Upton, near Poole, Dorset, Yarrells provides excellent opportunities for children to enjoy learning in an enriching environment indoors and outdoors. We promote high academic standards, integrating the performing & visual arts and sport within a dynamic and extensive curriculum.


5* Facebook Review

May 2017
This school is simply wonderful. My kids adore it and I’m very proud of all they have achieved.

Facebook Comment

Jan 2017

Yarrells is an awesome school, I loved it there when I was little and now my little girl is enjoying every second of her experience there. Each child really is treated as an individual and that’s one of the many things that makes the school so special.

We wanted to send our thanks and gratitude for providing our daughter with such a wonderful environment in her first weeks at ‘big school’. She is so happy at Yarrells and thriving under the care of Mrs Chappell and team. She is full of wonder and excitement about her days there and looks forward to going to school.  We can’t ask for much more.

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Parent Comment

I like the ethos of the school which allows children to learn and develop their potential in a happy nurturing environment.

Parent Comment

We have been extremely happy with our school choice and the proof comes in having happy kids, with a confidence to look people in the eye, shake their hand and communicate.  Thanks to the Yarrell’s team for instilling that confidence.

Parent Comment

Lovely school.  Fantastic teachers.  Can’t praise highly enough!

We thought you would like to see the lovely email we received from our daughter’s housemistress yesterday at the end of her first week at Bryanston. We are proud of her settling down so well so far.

5* Facebook Review

June 2014
What can I say fantastic and amazing happy staff happy pupils!

Greenwood Nursery

Give your child a head start at Yarrells…

As part of our Early Years department  we have introduced the Greenwood Nursery for 2 to 4 year olds that will lead seamlessly into Reception.  The Early Years offers dedicated accommodation in the brand new, safe and Eco friendly building,  ‘Greenwood’.  The building is bright, comfortable and has well-equipped rooms which provide an ideal, stimulating environment for the very young.


Yarrells Preparatory School, Yarrells House, Upton, Dorset, BH16 5EU. Tel: 01202 622229 Email:

  • Yarrells Preparatory School

    Yarrells House, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5EU