The Arts & Sport at Yarrells

As a regular part of curricular studies, pupils from Nursery to Year 8 enjoy lessons in music, dance, drama and art. Annually, all our children take part in assemblies and concerts and perform in plays, for families and peers. Art, music, dance and drama are equally important in the school and form a fundamental part of every child’s education. Talents and enthusiasm in the visual and performing arts are recognised in our Arts Mark programme. Many of our musicians, dancers and actors take public exams. Some of our talented senior pupils choose to apply for and achieve scholarships to senior independent schools each year. The importance of the Arts cannot be stressed enough; the creative thinking skills they learn will be vital for gaining employment in later life. The high quality of their dramatic performances is beyond their young years and gives them confidence and self-belief. Every child in the school sings with many taking individual music lessons and playing in groups and ensembles on a regular basis. Art is a fundamental part of every child’s education with some talented pupils taking Arts Mark Awards. Alongside our creative curriculum for all children, we offer a range of extra -curricular opportunities for children to explore and develop the Arts further.

The Arts

As a regular part of curricular studies, pupils from Nursery to Year 8 enjoy lessons in music, dance, drama and art. Annually, all our children take part in assemblies and concerts and perform in plays, for families and peers. Art, music, dance and drama are equally important in the school and form a fundamental part of every child’s education. Talents and enthusiasm in the visual and performing arts are recognised in our Arts Mark programme. Many of our musicians, dancers and actors take public exams. Some of our talented senior pupils choose to apply for and achieve scholarships to senior independent schools each year. The importance of the Arts cannot be stressed enough; the creative thinking skills they learn will be vital for gaining employment in later life. The high quality of their dramatic performances is beyond their young years and gives them confidence and self-belief. Every child in the school sings with many taking individual music lessons and playing in groups and ensembles on a regular basis. Art is a fundamental part of every child’s education with some talented pupils taking Arts Mark Awards. Alongside our creative curriculum for all children, we offer a range of extra -curricular opportunities for children to explore and develop the Arts further.
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Sport

Sport provides opportunities for pupils to learn how to be a good team player, how to manage success and disappointment, as well as developing physical fitness. We aim to help every pupil find a sport or form of exercise that they will enjoy for life. All children have weekly lessons in tennis, dance, gymnastics or swimming, as well as their PE lessons. Team games for boys and girls are played each term with every child given the chance to play in a school team. Children take part in Sports days and swimming galas as well as matches and tournaments against other schools.  We value the importance of sport for developing self-confidence, resilience, cooperation and communication skills. In addition to the curriculum time, we offer a variety of extra-curricular sports opportunities including diving club, climbing, triathlon, Taekwondo and yoga. In all these areas, sport, music, art and drama, our senior pupils achieve scholarships to senior independent schools each year.