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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.

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.

Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes, Head at Yarrells School & Nursery

Head’s Welcome

Yarrells is a gorgeous school, full of happy children who love to learn. Our relationships with the young people we teach are so important. We work really hard to foster happiness, self-confidence and aspiration for life in every individual here.

My absolute passion is to provide an outstanding educational environment for children; one that is warm, nurturing and provides space for a broad curriculum. All the doors of opportunity are open for our young people and the children at Yarrells are able to explore their identities and their talents fully so that they grow both their confidence and their skills to meet life’s challenges with relish.

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OPEN MORNING

Thank you for visiting our website and expressing an interest in coming to see Yarrells School and Nursery. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Open Morning, where you will be able to tour the school and grounds with our senior pupils.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to see the school in action, the facilities and meet with staff.

In the meantime, whilst the school is closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 outbreak, if you would like to arrange an online meeting with our Head, Sally Weber-Spokes, we would be delighted to book you an appointment. Meetings are available via Zoom and Skype and Sally would love to talk with you about your plans for your children.

If you would like to arrange a chat with Sally, please complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch with you at our earliest opportunity.

Thank you.

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Endorsements

 

The 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 moved from another school to Yarrells and we are absolutely delighted with the school. The family environment and care the teachers show the children is incredible. The sports facilities and opportunities are fantastic alongside the academic support. It is a distance from where we live but it is absolutely worth it and the minibus service is brilliant. We are thrilled with this school and can honestly say it offers the best start and school environment for our son.

Yarrells is such a special school. My son started in reception and my daughter in the nursery. They both absolutely thrived here and I can’t recommend this school enough.

Thank you for everything you have done for our twins.  We feel they have been welcomed & looked after with open arms and we are really happy they are both loving it at Yarrells.

I would like to thank all the staff at Yarrells School who have once again managed to help my once shy, nervous little girl believe she can be more than average and achieve great results in many aspects of her young life and for that we salute you all.  A wonderful, caring and supportive school.

Yarrells is such a special school and feels part of my family. I love that it is not only about academics but brilliance in sport, the arts and entrepreneurship. During Year 7 & 8 she turned around in confidence and with academics. I can’t recommend the school highly enough.

We are exceedingly happy with our decision to send our son to Yarrells School.  From what we have already seen the standard of care and education he is receiving is exceptional and most importantly he loves it.

What can I say…  fantastic and amazing! Happy staff & happy pupils!

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

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.

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

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 the Early Years 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.

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.

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

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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.

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Parent & Toddler Groups

PLEASE NOTE – As a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of the spread of Coronavirus, we will not be holding our usual parent and toddler groups for the rest of the Spring term.  All being well, the groups will reconvene in the week beginning 27th April.

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

  • BABY STEPS – Mondays at 13:45 to 14:15
  • MUSIC BOX – Mondays at 14:30 to 15:00 – Age 18 mths to 3 yrs
  • HAPPY FEET – Thursdays at 10:00 to 10:30 – Age 18 mths to 3 yrs
  • WILD WOODS – Age 2 yrs + – STARTING IN THE SUMMER TERM
  • SPLASH AROUND – Thursdays at 9:45 to 10:30 – Age 9 mths + – SUMMER TERM ONLY
  • LITTLE DREAMERS BABY MASSAGE COURSE – Thursdays at 13:00 – 14:30 – 5 week baby massage course run by Katherine – There is a charge for this course.

Contact us

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

Tel: 01202 622229

Email: office@yarrells.co.uk

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