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Yarm School

The Friarage, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, England TS15 9EJ
Tel: +44 1642 786023

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day

Yarm School, a co-educational day school, is situated in the attractive and historic town of Yarm on a beautiful stretch of the River Tees. Since its foundation in 1978, Yarm School has become the major educational success story in the North East of England.

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Word From The Head

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From Dr Huw Williams, Headmaster

Yarm School, a co-educational day school, is situated in the attractive and historic town of Yarm on a beautiful stretch of the River Tees. It was established in 1978 to provide high quality education for pupils aged 11 to 18. It has its own Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 7 to 10, a Pre-Prep for boys and girls aged 4 to 6 years and a Nursery for 3 year-olds.

The Senior School is on a beautiful site with the River Tees running through it (no wonder it is a top rowing school!) Based around The Friarage (an impressive eighteenth century mansion), there are outstanding classroom and sport facilities. In the last few years the School embarked upon an exciting redevelopment project of its sites which will conclude in 2015 by which time £25m will have been invested. At its heart is a stunning 750 seat auditorium (which has won national design awards), a studio theatre, dance studio and new riverside classrooms. There are also a flood-lit, all-weather sports facility, a new dining hall, fitness suite and new maths classrooms. Work completed on the riverside performing arts centre for music, dance and drama in 2012 and is currently underway on a state-of-the-art Music School, an impressive boat house and a full-sized flood-lit artificial hockey pitch.

The school's academic reputation is high: Yarm is the top performing school in the area for both GCSE and A-level results. Its sporting reputation is also enviable, with success being achieved right up to national level (and even an Olympic gold!) and the wide range of sports offered caters for most tastes and both genders. An adventurous outdoor education programme, led by a highly qualified Outdoor Education specialists, includes canoeing, skiing, rock-climbing, caving, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, the CCF and overseas. The school is highly respected for its strength in music and drama.

Yarm School believes firmly in "education for life" and has more sport and activities within its timetable than is offered in most schools. It is committed to developing in pupil’s inter-personal and leadership skills, manners and an awareness of the needs of others. There is a well-developed system of pastoral care, providing support for each individual pupil.

A range of scholarships and bursaries is available. Please contact the School for further details.

Do come and visit us!

What We Offer

  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Government/Politics
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Adventure Training
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • Academic
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • Christian

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range3 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£4704 to £11601
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      0Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 102
      Part-time: 21

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University

      School Reviews

      Prep School ISI Inspection Report

      Pupils demonstrate superb collaborative skills and work positively with each other to solve problems and achieve common goals.  

      Senior School ISI Inspection Report

      Pupils’ attainment successfully reflects the school’s aims to provide a first-class, all-round educational experience which equips pupils with life skills for the future.  

      Good Schools Guide

      A school that shows learning can be fun as well – fast paced with plenty of activity underpinned with reflection and resourcefulness. These are happy, bright, confident children with lots of opportunities for responsibilities and welcome them with genuine enthusiasm and pride.