News from Yarlet School


We are extremely proud of our hard-working Form 8 pupils who have been working with Mr Pass and Mrs Barron volunteering at the Katharine House Hospice in the gardens and with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at Wolseley bridge. They really worked their socks off painting furniture and frequently themselves as well(!), clearing paths, tidying up areas, planting trees and plants and litter picking.

All the children really made a difference, particularly at the Hospice where the staff were delighted with the results of their labours, in advance of their Royal Visit.

Form 8 pupils had previously arranged a Bake Sale in aid of the Katharine House Hospice, raising a wonderful £233, and a cheque presentation took place during their time volunteering at the Hospice.


We have sadly arrived at the point when we must say goodbye to our Form 8 pupils and what an amazing year group this has been!  There can be no doubt that this year’s leavers have helped to shape the magnificent school we see today.  As a team, they have set exceptionally high standards in all areas of school life and have provided excellence in the academics, music, art and sport.  Their enthusiasm and support through the years is hugely appreciated.  Their determination to excel coupled with a fun-loving approach has helped to define the Yarlet ethos and they have breathed life into boarding, school trips and competitions.  It has been another outstanding year for awards with our leavers winning a total of 9 scholarships or exhibitions to their senior schools, an amazing achievement for a year group of just 15 pupils!  But their achievements extend well beyond awards; our leavers will move on as well-educated, kind, respectful, confident young men and women who can hold their own in all situations and are thoroughly prepared for the next step in life’s journey.  We wish them well and cannot wait to hear about their future successes. Ian Raybould, Headmaster


We are so proud of our budding photographers who won awards at this year’s Staffordshire Rotary Photography Competition in which there were over 300 entries. A huge well done Elliot who won 1st place for the Primary Colour Category for his fantastic still life photo of a tea set. Big congratulations to Amelia, Katie, Raphie, Freya, Chloe and Adelaide for winning 1st prize with their Portfolio entitled ‘Our Beautiful School’.  Elliot’s and the girls’ photos have also won awards at the District final, with Elliot achieving third place for his colour photo and the girls’ portfolio was awarded second place, which is a fantastic result.