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My son absolutely adores going to school and often announces how much he loves school! The biggest special thank you to everyone in the EY team!! I recently said to him ‘My favourite days of the week are the days I spend with you’. He replied ‘my favourite days of the week are when I go to school!’

He really wouldn’t be the confident, independent and caring little boy he is now if it wasn’t for each and everyone one of you at Yarrells! I have seen first hand how amazing you all are and I don’t just mean the teaching staff!

We moved from BCS 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.

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.


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.

Parent Email – Child in Transition – Started in September 2017

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

‘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.’

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

‘What can I say fantastic and amazing happy staff happy pupils!’

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

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

‘We have been extremely happy with our school choice and 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.’


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.

Would you please say thank you to the children for the wonderful card that they sent to the museum following their visit.

We get a lot of different schools visiting us and I have to say that yours were by far away the best behaved.

They were total credit both to the school and their parents. Look forward to greeting you again next year.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Yarrells Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Yarrells Preparatory School

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.

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.

Most of all though, we’d like to thank you and all the staff at Yarrells for doing such an amazing job in building her confidence and maturity that equipped her so well for starting at Bryanston. They run a packed schedule there Monday to Saturday midday. She has started her singing and piano lessons, played a hockey match and got into the swim group!

Thank you all once again and all the best for the future.

Thanks for this.

Yarrells School Endorsements

Yarrells has been the most wonderful, nurturing and engaging experience for our son and the whole family. He has received support in his academic work and been given the opportunity to excel in his favourite subject, sport!

Seniors playing rugby

Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me and for your support during our matches. It means a lot to me because I have never had that much support to my Yarrells matches – thank you!

From a pupil

On behalf of us all we would like to thank you to all of the teachers, secretarial team, kitchen staff and cleaners for making Yarrells such a great school to grow up in.

At Yarrells, our child has had the most wonderful, broad, rich, caring and supportive education we could have wished for. He has made good friends: has taken part in many sporting teams and has come out of his shell in your marvellous summer production. He has especially thrived in the classroom, where he has achieved consistently high grades and been noted as ‘Gifted and Talented’ is Science. The preparation for grammar tests by senior staff has been extremely thorough and well placed. My husband and I are so proud of his achievement and are delighted that he has had such a broad education beyond the 11+, which will stand him in good stead.

Yarrells four girls smiling
Reception's visit from Dorset Fire & Rescue Service

Many thanks for all the wonderful opportunities you have given our son. He has appreciated all your support particularly when you have watched their fixtures and external concerts.

We would also like to mention how delighted we are with the experience our daughter has had in Reception. Mrs Chappell’s kindness, and love of teaching and the children has provided our daughter with an absolute love of learning. Mrs Chappell is a teacher that she will remember forever and we are so delighted our daughter has had the opportunity of being taught by her.

Our son has truly flourished at Yarrells and has achieved so much in such a happy, caring and supportive environment. We are very grateful for everything you and your team have done for him. Yarrells is a very special place and I think we will always feel part of the family in some way.

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