About Yarrells

Yarrells Preparatory School is an independent day school 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.


Message from the Head

Andrew Roberts-Wray

Coming to Yarrells Preparatory School has been described as just like joining a large, happy family. As a pupil, you feel welcome, comfortable to be yourself, confident to let your true personality shine through, and you are willing to take risks to push yourself more than in other situations.




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.

Thanks for this.

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.


NEW classroom block

  • Co-ed provision for 2 to 5 year olds
  • Nursery to Reception
  • 6 classrooms and performance open-plan hall
  • Outdoor play garden
  • State of the art, eco-friendly building


Yarrells Preparatory School, Yarrells House, Upton, Dorset, BH16 5EU.
Tel: 01202 622229
Email: office@yarrells.co.uk

  • Yarrells Preparatory School

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