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Sport at Yarrells

Sport is great fun at Yarrells and we are very much a ‘Sport for All’ school – everyone is involved, from the tentative beginner to the elite athlete.

Sport builds and develops so many skills within the individual. Not only are fitness and good general health crucial to promote, but the skills of collaboration, determination, perseverance and resilience are vital to develop and the sporting curriculum gives us the opportunity to do so at Yarrells.

All children, from the Early Years upwards, have ample sports opportunities on a daily basis and enjoy a super range of activities:

  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Music and Movement
  • Tennis with specialist coaches
  • Athletics
  • Field and court games
  • Active play in the grounds and on climbing apparatus

All sports, including swimming and tennis, are taught as part of the whole school curriculum. There is a structured physical activity every day, as well as free play times on the fields, fitness trails and in the woodland.


Teams from Year 3 and up compete in friendly fixtures with other schools, both at home and away. Much care is taken to ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to participate in these matches during the term. Parents are invited to all fixtures and to the annual Sports Days and Swimming Galas. Sport is taught by specialist staff.

Awards & Encouragement

The children’s achievements and progress are regularly celebrated by receiving cups, badges, certificates and medals, as well as by cheerful encouragement from staff  and peers alike. Team spirit and sportsmanship are embedded values within the school.

Extra sport

Pupils who are especially keen on sport can opt to participate in a variety of lunch-time and after-school clubs.

Pupils who demonstrate particular talent in one or more sports are selected for advanced sports coaching by Yarrells specialist staff outside class lesson time.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

As well as lunchtime clubs, we offer a wide variety of after school activies, in all sorts of disciplines, to our pupils.  Clubs range from football, ceramics and coding club to mini rugby, tennis and ballet.

For a full list of clubs and how to book please contact the School Office.

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