An excellent independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13

Set in beautiful Staffordshire countryside, Yarlet School is located beside the A34 between Stafford and Stone and is only 2 miles from the M6 motorway.  Yarlet offers a first class, all‑round education and is renowned for traditional values, small class sizes, high academic standards, unrivalled facilities and excellence in art, sport and music.  A welcoming family atmosphere is central to Yarlet life and parents often comment on the happy, smiling faces which greet them; our children enjoy coming to and being at school.

 

Latest inspection report

What did the inspectors say about us?

  • The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The school values its pupils’ achievement of excellence in a broad range of skills, including musical events, drama productions and sporting activities.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The overall effectiveness of the EYFS [Early Years Foundation Stage, 2 to 5 year olds] is outstanding. The setting fulfils its aim of creating an environment in which all children are happy and secure, and are challenged to achieve their personal best in all areas of school life.
    Independent Schools' Inspectorate

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  • The more able pupils and those with SEND [Special Educational Needs or Disabilities] are supported most effectively in lessons, enabling them to make excellent progress.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • Pupils are unfailingly polite to visitors and treat their peers and staff with great respect. Their care for one another is embedded in all aspects of school life.
    Independent Schools' Inspectorate

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  • The pupils develop extremely well socially. The pupils’ behaviour is courteous, engaging and lively.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The quality of teaching is excellent. Teaching meets the needs of pupils of different abilities extremely well, enabling them to acquire new knowledge, make progress, increase their understanding and develop their skills.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • Leadership is excellent, providing a clear vision for the school, with a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Confident and self-aware, pupils appreciate non-material aspects of life, and are emotionally mature for their age. They communicate their interests with passion.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The school’s arrangements for pastoral care are excellent. Outstandingly positive relationships between staff and pupils and an ‘open door’ policy ensure that pupils feel comfortable talking to staff, whom they regard as being very approachable.
    Independent Schools' Inspectorate

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  • The quality of provision for welfare, health and safety is excellent.
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  • The quality of boarding is excellent. Those who are going on to board at their next school say that they find the experience valuable in terms of developing maturity, self-reliance and self-confidence.
    Independent Schools Inspectorate

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  • The quality of governance is excellent. Highly effective governance enables the school to meet its aims, maintain standards and plan for improvements.
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Outstanding achievements
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Outstanding achievements

Although our pupils surpass themselves academically, their achievements are not limited to the classroom. Read more...

Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities
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Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities

Yarlet pupils make full use of extensive grounds and excellent facilities. Read more...

Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding
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Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding

Yarlet offers a great deal of flexibility before and after school and even the possibility of flex-boarding for older pupils. Read more...

Welcome from the Headmaster
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Welcome from the Headmaster

Welcome to our website, we hope it will give you a sense of what our wonderful school is all about. Read more...

Happy, confident children
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Happy, confident children

Yarlet pupils emerge as happy, confident young men and women who are ready to take on the world. Read more...

Aims, values and ethos
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Aims, values and ethos

Our key objective is simple, to create and maintain an environment in which all children are happy, secure and challenged to achieve their personal best in all areas of school life. Read more...

Where it all begins
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Where it all begins

Bright, happy faces, bursting with enthusiasm for the day ahead. Learning is fun! This is the first impression which greets visitors to Yarlet's Pre-Prep Department. Read more...

The next step
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The next step

We expect the very best from your child inside and outside the classroom. Individualised targets ensure that every pupil is challenged to achieve to the best of his or her ability. Read more...

The 11 to 13 senior years
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The 11 to 13 senior years

Senior pupils work hard, play hard, compete well and form strong friendships which often last a lifetime. Read more...

Excellence in Music and Drama
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Excellence in Music and Drama

Formerly Director of Music at King's College Madrid, our current Headmaster has a passion for school music and has strengthened this area considerably at Yarlet. Read more...

Excellence in Sport
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Excellence in Sport

With specialist teacher games sessions four times per week in Pre-Prep and every day in Main School it is no wonder that pupils reach an impressive standard by the time they leave Yarlet. Read more...

 Excellence in Art
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Excellence in Art

Lively, inspiring and displayed all around the school, Art is important at Yarlet. From our youngest pupils in nursery to our Form 8s, everyone is encouraged to be creative and get involved. Read more...

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