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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.




New Head at Yarrells


Yarrells Preparatory School of Upton in Poole is delighted to welcome their new Head, Sally Weber-Spokes, who started in September 2018. She is looking forward to leading the already flourishing and vibrant school community in its commitment to the development of well-rounded boys and girls between the ages of 2-13 years. Mrs Weber-Spokes is a passionate, highly regarded and experienced educationalist with deeply held beliefs about the importance of the provision of a holistic education of the highest quality in all areas of learning: academic, the arts and sports.


Friday 8 March 2018 – 9:30am to 11:30am

We look forward to welcoming you to our next 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 our Head, Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes and Mr James Renwick, Director of Admissions and PA to the Head, who will be able to help you make the right decision for your child’s education and future.






Yarrells School Happy Children

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.

Children in the Early Years are very important members of the school community and benefit from being immersed in our enriching environment. They learn through a wide variety of play and creative activities. They are encouraged to develop self assurance, independence and effective social skills. We offer a seamless transition through Nursery to Reception and upwards in a stimulating environment to start the foundations of learning within the EYFS.

Parent & Toddler Groups

Within the Greenwood Nursery we offer Parent and Toddler Groups for everyone, not just parents already enrolled.   Theses classes are run term time only.

  • MUSIC BOX – Mondays at 14:30 – 15:15 – Age 18 mths to 3 years

    Exciting FREE parent & toddler class to encourage a joy of music.

  • HAPPY FEET – Tuesdays at 10:00 – 10:30 – Age 18 mths to 3 years

    A magical time for parents/carers and young toddlers to dance together.

  • MINI MONETS – Thursdays at 10:00 – 11:00 – Age 2 – 4 years

    Fun arts & crafts creativity sessions.

Contact us

Yarrells Preparatory School, Yarrells House, Upton, Dorset, BH16 5EU.

Tel: 01202 622229


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