Yarlet School | Excellence in sport

Excellence in sport


Yarlet has a strong sporting reputation and, regardless of a pupil's ability, we believe that the spirit of sport and the responsibility of team play are excellent groundings for later life.

With games sessions taking place 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.  The school has excellent facilities, all situated within its own grounds, including a sports hall, football and cricket pitches, an all-weather pitch, netball and tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

In the Autumn and Spring Terms, sports include football, rugby, cross-country running, hockey and netball whilst during the Summer Term, cricket, athletics, tennis, rounders and swimming are the principal activities.

Every year, there is a sports day and swimming gala for all the children and our sports teams participate in many inter-school fixtures and competitions, with some children going on to play at reginal and even national levels.

For those pupils who are particularly talented and dedicated in sport, Yarlet is able to help prepare them for sports scholarships.  Recent awards include sports scholarships to Shrewsbury School, Wrekin College and Denstone College.