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Form 3 Tatton Park Trip 2

A VIKING VOYAGE TO A SAXON SETTLEMENT!

As part of their learning on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings in History, Form 3 traversed across both space and time to the ancient settlement of Tatton - now Tatton Park. There they met two unique…

May 05, 2021
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN NURSERY

 

Spring has most definitely sprung at Yarlet Nursery and today the children have been to the green house to plant their sunflower seeds.  We can’t wait to watch them grow on our daily nature walks…

April 29, 2021
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THE GREAT ANNUAL EGG RACE HOUSE COMPETITION

A beautiful, sunny Thursday morning welcomed the return of our annual Egg Race House Competition. During the Easter break our main school pupils had been set a Design Technology House Challenge of…

April 26, 2021
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FORM 4 EASTER CREATIVE ACTIVITES

Before the Easter holiday, Form 4 made and decorated their Easter biscuits and baskets as a part of the Design Technology Project that they had completed last term, at home and at school.
Mrs…

April 23, 2021
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FORM SEVEN "BREAK IT DOWN"

Today in Geography, as part of their learning on Rivers and Coasts, Form 7 investigated different types and forms of weathering. They enjoyed exploring the school grounds to find evidence of…

April 23, 2021
Form 1 Swimming April 2021

A PERFECT DAY FOR A SWIM!

We had a splashing good time up at the pool yesterday!!! The sun was out, the water was warm and all the children did great listening to their instructors - a perfect Yarlet swimming day.

April 21, 2021
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170 TREES PLANTED AT YARLET SCHOOL

What an incredible day at Yarlet! Every child in the school has planted a tree! In time, silver birch, field maple, oak, rowan and cherry trees will begin to emerge and grass paths will meander…

March 28, 2021
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KAIF'S SPORTING SUCCESS!!

We end the week with some more fabulous news! Following a splendid performance during the Denstone College sports assessments, Kaif has been awarded a Sports Exhibition. Congratulations on this…

March 26, 2021
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FORM 3 & 4 AND THE WORLDS LONGEST SNAKE!

This week in Animal Kingdom Club, Form 3 and Form 4 looked at the world's longest recorded snake, Medusa the reticulated python, who holds the Guiness World Record at 767cm! We then had a go at…

March 26, 2021
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RECEPTION CLASS ON A SPRING WALK

Reception made the most of the glorious weather and the stunning Yarlet grounds in springtime by going on a spring nature walk, spotting changes in the environment around us.

March 25, 2021
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FORM 4 - SPREADING POSITIVITY

This week Form 4 have been looking at positive mindset and spreading positivity. We have read through the amazing book “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” and come up with our own positive…

March 25, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS REUBEN!

Congratulations Reuben on securing an Art Scholarship to Repton School. Well done on this fabulous achievement!

March 25, 2021
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EASTER FUN!

We have been enjoying making Easter Crafts today and the Easter Chick and Easter Bunny made an appearance, much to the delight of all the children!!! They soon found all the chocolates and have…

March 24, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS REGGIE!

Congratulations go to Reggie for winning a Sports Exhibition to Denstone College. Well done on receiving this tremendous award!

March 24, 2021
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SHREWSBURY SCHOOL ESSAY COMPETITION SUCCESS FOR HARVEY

Many congratulations to Harvey, runner up in the Year 6 category of the Shrewsbury School essay competition on the theme "what is the difference between what is real and what is not?"  The judges…

March 23, 2021
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IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN!

Today in Humanities, Form 3 learnt the story of Adam and Eve, a tale of trust, deceit, temptation and betrayal as the first humans struggle to comprehend the morality of what it means to be "good".…

March 23, 2021
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SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD WINNER

Each year we strive to highlight the importance of equality and the negatives of racism around our area, and to do this we participate in the national Show Racism the Red Card competition.
This year…

March 23, 2021
Fraser Sports Scholarship

FRASER'S SPORTING SUCCESS

Following a highly competitive selection process, congratulations go to Fraser for winning a Sports Scholarship to Denstone College. Well done on this massive success!

March 23, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS CAMERON!

Amid strong competition, huge congratulations to Cameron for winning two awards to Denstone College: a Music Exhibition and Art Scholarship!
An enormous achievement, well done!

March 22, 2021
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EASTER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP

On behalf of Steve Proud and his team, we are pleased to confirm that an Easter Holiday Sports Camp will take place at Yarlet for Yarlet pupils aged 3 and above, as follows:
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March 22, 2021
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FORM 5'S SATELLITE CHALLENGE!

Over half term, Year 5 were challenged to make a model of a Satellite using scrap and materials that they found around the house. Year 5 has been studying space and the planets in our solar system.…

Mar 06, 2021
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FORCES IN ACTION

Form 6 have been investigating forces in action. In this picture, Freddie is investigating how to get a seesaw to balance. 

 

Mar 01, 2021
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FORM 1'S DT TOAST CHALLENGE


Form 1 have returned to online learning with enthusiasm and have loved today's DT challenge to prepare their own toast by following instructions. Some of the pupils have even opened their own Toast…

Feb 22, 2021
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REUBEN'S CYCLING SUCCESS!

Over half-term, Head Boy, Reuben, cycled over 170 miles virtually to raise money for the Stone Hockey Club.

Reuben set his sights on this goal as he wanted to get more people involved and…

Feb 22, 2021
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GONG HEI FAT CHOY!

Ni hao everyone! We had a great China Day when pupils at school and at home wore a Chinese costume in celebration of the New Year! Lots of fun activities were provided on our remote learning system…

Feb 14, 2021
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HOUSE PET PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!

Once again, Main School took part in a House Pet Photography competition!
Thank you to all who took part and rest assured all your pets are winners!
A decision had to be made and the following…

Feb 08, 2021
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FORM 6'S CLIMATIC CREATIONS!

As part of their remote learning in Geography on Weather and Climate, Form Six designed a mobile creation to demonstrate the different types of air masses that affect the overall climate in the UK…

Feb 08, 2021
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RECEPTION DINO FUN

 

Reception have been 'dino mad' at home, making some lovely creations from recycling they have found.

Feb 05, 2021
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FORM 1 - STARRY NIGHT

Form 1 have loved learning about the artist Van Gogh and have tried to replicate his painting style in these wonderful pieces of art. I think you will agree that they have done a great job at…

Feb 04, 2021
Nursery Five Little Frogs

NURSERY COUNTING WITH FIVE LITTLE FROGS

We have had lots of fun learning our numbers and counting in a five little speckled frog activity. The children chose a number frog and splashed away in our glittery pond.

Feb 02, 2021
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FORM THREE SAXON SETTLEMENTS


Last week, as part of their remote learning on the Saxons in Humanities, Form Three built their own Saxon settlements! As you can see they really enjoyed this activity and have created some amazing…

Feb 01, 2021
Reception Dinosaur Topic

DINOSAURS-R-US!

Reception children have been really enjoying our dinosaur topic and have created some lovely pictures for our display board! 

Feb 01, 2021
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FORM 1 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!

Form 1 were challenged over the weekend to make the tallest tower they could which was capable of standing freely and not attached to anything. As you can see, they rose to the occasion…

Jan 26, 2021
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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TASTY CREATIONS!

Today, Angus designed and created a gingerbread Ancient Egyptian to compliment his remote learning on this topic in Humanities. I'm sure you will agree it looks delicious, and clearly he enjoyed…

Jan 26, 2021
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FUN IN THE SNOW

In Form 3 this week we paused our current Science topic to make use of the fabulous weather and carry out some SNOWY investigations! We made snow volcanoes, sticky ice and even investigated how…

Jan 26, 2021
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LAST SUPPER ART

In Religious Studies, pupils in Form Five have been remotely learning about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Lottie went one step further by creating a model of the Last Supper! Excellent…

Jan 26, 2021
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MAKING MUMMIES

Following Form 4's remote mummification lesson where they embalmed their own toys, today Form 4 made their own paper-craft mummy and sarcophagus! They are really enjoying their learning on Ancient…

Jan 25, 2021
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RECEPTION PUPILS ADAPT WELL TO ONLINE LEARNING

Reception have been marvellous at adapting to online learning. They are doing so well and have worked so hard. They are also enjoying making things at home as part of our dinosaur topic.

Jan 19, 2021
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FORM THREE CHRISTINGLE MAKING!


Today, Form Three learnt about the meaning and importance of Christingles at Christmas time by making their own!
They carefully assembled the various parts of the Christingle, learning about the…

Dec 01, 2020
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AMELIA WINS A SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP TO CLIFTON COLLEGE

Following a demanding selection process which involved a letter of application, interviews and a face-to-face assessment, we are delighted to announce that Amelia has been awarded a Sports…

Dec 01, 2020
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ART SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR ADELAIDE

Following the presentation of a superb art portfolio, massive congratulations go to Adelaide on winning an Art Scholarship to Newcastle-under-Lyme School.

Nov 27, 2020
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ANIMAL KINGDOM GIRAFFE CRAFT!

Yesterday in Animal Kingdom pupils learnt about the tallest animal on Earth- the giraffe!
Whilst being educated on how long giraffes sleep for (sometimes only 10 minutes a day, and mostly standing…

Nov 27, 2020
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NURSERY MARK MAKING IN THE FROST

Our Nursery children at Yarlet school have been engaging in lots of activities linked to the weather. We had a chilly start this morning, which was perfect for our mark making in the frost, such…

Nov 26, 2020
Form 4 Lava Lamps

FORM 4 HAVING A 'LAVLY' TIME

In Science, Form 4 have been studying Changing State and today everyone made their very own lava lamp. The pupils were fascinated by watching the fizzy tablet slowly dissolve, releasing air bubbles…

Nov 25, 2020
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BERRIS PERKINS

Many younger Old Yarletians, and many of a slightly older vintage, will be very sad to learn of the death of Mrs Berris Perkins, the Head of the Pre-Prep. School from 1993 to 2003 – formative years…

Nov 23, 2020
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PREFECT PICNIC


As part of their reward for the dutiful and exemplary work as Prefects this term, and in particular for their efforts in the recent assessments, Form Eight were treated to a picnic and a film to…

Nov 23, 2020
Henry Pass Natural Disasters

BREAKING NEWS WITH FORM FOUR!

Today in Humanities, as part of their learning on Natural Disasters, Form Four produced and presented a Breaking News report on a series of natural disasters around our world.

We heard about…

Nov 09, 2020
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THE MUSIC LIVES ON AT YARLET SCHOOL

When we had to cancel our Young Musician of the Year competition in June 2020, we were all so disappointed. However, this term we felt able to rearrange the event as we now have all pupils back in…

Nov 08, 2020
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RACING SUCCESS FOR ARCHIE

Following a suspension of racing since March, Archie made the trip to Lingfield Park Racecourse during half term and won the 138cm Intermediate 6 furlongs Pony Race! A huge congratulations from all…

Nov 03, 2020
Halloween 2020

WHAT A FABULOUS HALLOWEEN PARTY!

As normal, the Yarlet children did not disappoint with their wonderful Halloween costumes! Whilst remaining in their bubbles, children enjoyed playing spooky games, dancing at the disco which…

Oct 23, 2020
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WELL DONE JESSICA!

A huge congratulations to Jessica for achieving excellent marks in her Grade 4 singing and Grade 1 clarinet music examinations! Hard work during the lockdown has certainly paid off!

Oct 23, 2020
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PUMPKIN CARVING

Our annual Halloween Pumpkin competition was once again a sight to behold. The standard of this year’s entries was extremely high, and our pupil’s creativity not only amazed our judges but made it…

Oct 23, 2020
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MARSHMALLOW MAGIC!

On Monday, Reception made some delicious marshmallow lollipops as a reward for all their hard work over the last half term.

 

 

 

Oct 21, 2020
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BOARDING BUBBLE ENJOYS A NIGHT WALK AT DOWNS BANKS

Boarding has been more popular than ever this half term, one of the highlights being the boarding bubble night walk in Downs Banks. Children paddled in the stream and listened out for wildlife…

Oct 18, 2020
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FORM SIX CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE

In Religious Studies Form Six have been examining Christian rites of passage, and visited the chapel for a "re enactment" of a traditional Christian marriage.
With William as the vicar, Gabriel and…

Oct 15, 2020
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FORM 1'S SCRUMMY SCULPTURES!

Eva Rothschild has inspired us to make our own geometric sculptures using marshmallow and cocktail sticks. Tragically there were lots of marshmallows left, so Miss Kellie had the splendid idea of…

Oct 13, 2020
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR KATIE

Following an exceptionally high entrance examination result, we are delighted to announce that Katie has been awarded an Academic Scholarship to Stafford Grammar School. The first award of this…

Oct 07, 2020
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FORM 3 VIRTUAL ROMAN TOUR!

FORM THREE VIRTUAL ROMAN TOUR!
Today, Form Three discovered Deva (Roman Chester), Rome and Bath through the magic of modern-day technology.
They were given a tour of the Colosseum, where they learnt…

Oct 07, 2020
Animal Kingdom

ANIMAL KINGDOM CLUB TURTLE TALK

Animal Kingdom Club in Main School has begun swimmingly with a session on sea turtles, and threats to their natural environment. Pupils in Forms Three and Form Four learnt about how the increasing…

Sep 28, 2020
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DUAL ROLE FOR TALENTED GOAL KEEPER BERTIE

Congratulations to Bertie, who is now the U9s goalkeeper for Stoke RTC (Regional Talent Centre playing in Junior Premier League). Bertie also finds the time to continue playing for Stafford Rangers…

Sep 28, 2020
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GRACIE'S GOALKEEPING SUCCESS

Gracie has been signed as a Goalkeeper for Stoke City Girls Regional Talent Club, Under 10s.

Gracie has been playing for her local team, Stone Dominoes, since the age of 6!  Excellent achievement…

Sep 23, 2020
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FORM 5 BIKEABILITY

Form 5 enjoyed a morning on their bikes as they took part in their Level 1 Bikeability course. The pupils had to make sure their bikes were 'road ready' by checking brakes and tyres for example.…

Sep 21, 2020
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WELL DONE HELENA ON YOUR MUSICAL SUCCESS!

Many of our pupils made use of the additional time at home to practise their musical instruments.  Well done Helena who passed her Grade 3 Piano and Grade 2 Clarinet with merit during the summer…

Aug 23, 2020
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OUTSTANDING COMMON ENTRANCE RESULTS FOR FORM 8

Form 8 certainly have cause to celebrate with their outstanding exam results. With 38 A grades, 20 A* grades and 8 scholarships, exhibitions or awards between them, these are truly fantastic…

Jun 19, 2020
Yarlet 2020 Camps

SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS & ACTIVITY CAMPS

Steve Proud and his team are delighted to be running a series of Summer Sports & Activity Camps at Yarlet during the summer holidays for pupils aged 4+, with dates and contact information for…

Jun 18, 2020
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HOUSE PET COMPETITION A GREAT SUCCESS

During Clubs, pupils in Main School were challenged to send a picture of their animal that matched the following "cat"egories- Prettiest, Funniest and Most like its Owner.
We received a huge variety…

May 25, 2020
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FRUIT FUN LED BY FORM 1

Following their DT remote learning assignment to make fruit rockets, Elliott and Harry brought enough in for everyone to enjoy!

May 01, 2020
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LEARNING ABOUT VIKINGS REMOTELY

Logan and Finlay have both loved learning about vikings in their remote history lessons this week and sharing facts with each other. Great work and also working together!

Apr 30, 2020
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NOT SURE ABOUT MEDIEVAL FOOD

Inspired by a Middle Ages recipe from his remote learning on Medieval times in History, Fraser made a Roast using ingredients that would have been found in 13th Century England. As you can see from…

Apr 30, 2020
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FORM 4 HAVE FUN WITH SCARY MAYAN MASKS

Form 4 have started their remote learning on the Ancient Mayans, a civilisation based in Central America over four thousand years ago. They were tasked with making Mayan masks, seen as symbolic in…

Apr 26, 2020
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A LOVELY DAY FOR A FAMILY BIKE RIDE

It's as important as ever to keep fit at the moment and Isla's family decided to take a family bike ride - stopping off at a well known beauty spot!

Apr 26, 2020
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HUGS FOR ISOLATED GRANDPARENTS

In response to this week's remote assembly on kindness, Maisy and Reggie have thought of a way to send their isolated grandparents hugs. I am sure they will be warmly received and what a great idea!

Apr 24, 2020
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A BUSY WEEK IN RECEPTION

Reception have been busy with their remote learning from maths and English to den building, learning about their bodies, recycling and making human sundials!

Apr 24, 2020
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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LOVELY LADYBIRDS

Kindergarten and Nursery have had a busy week online and at home and have wowed us by making this wonderful collection, ‘ a loveliness of ladybirds’. They have produced some fantastic pictures and…

Apr 24, 2020
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SUCCESS AT STAFFORD'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL FOR SCARLET!

Stafford’s very first literature festival was due to take place this April and many of Yarlet’s budding authors entered their writing competition. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the event to be…

Apr 15, 2020
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153 metres social distance!

The glorious weather has helped to make looking after the children of critical workers a pleasure this week and pupils took social distancing to a new level when they made a functioning tin can…

Mar 25, 2020
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YARLET CHILDREN REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Pupils thought it would be a lovely idea to reach out to the elderly community during this difficult time. The children were concerned that residents of care homes would be feeling the impact of…

Mar 25, 2020
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WHAT A WAY TO END THE WEEK!

We end the week as we started it - with fabulous news! This time we celebrate the tremendous achievement of Zoe, who has achieved a DISTINCTION in her Grade 1 Piano Examination. A first for a six…

Mar 20, 2020
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SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD WINNERS!

Pupils in Main School have been taking part in a competition to present their views on showing racism the "red card"- demonstrating that segregation and prejudice have no holding in schools and in…

Mar 20, 2020
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YARLET SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Following today's news, just to confirm that Yarlet has launched its Google Classroom platform! Lots of eager children raring to continue their excellent education, albeit online. Thank you for all…

Mar 18, 2020
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HISTORICAL EVIDENCE WORKSHOP FOR FORMS 7 AND 8

Form 7 and 8 were visited by Mr Mackridge, Head of History at Shrewsbury School.
Mr Mackridge led a very insightful and in-depth workshop on how to tackle the Evidence Essay, an essential component of…

Mar 16, 2020
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YARLET'S WORLD BOOK DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Wednesday 11th March saw Yarlet celebrate World Book Day with a huge array of informative and entertaining sessions led by our resident storyteller, Alan Barrett. To kick us off, the children sat…

Mar 12, 2020