On behalf of all pupils, staff and governors, welcome to Yardleys School.
At Yardleys we want to develop a sense of pride in young people and their achievements and to build a community that cares for others. We are proud of our 900 pupils and the diverse, multi-cultural community they represent. Our aim is to create a positive school experience in a safe, caring and orderly environment in which all young people can thrive and develop. The school has made enormous strides in recent years and in our most recent inspection OFSTED judged us to be outstanding. Progress made by pupils during their time with us consistently puts Yardleys in the top 10% of schools nationally. Dedicated, experienced and well-qualified staff support pupils to achieve their full potential. We follow the national curriculum and offer a broad range of subjects as options in order to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum leading to valuable qualifications. 99% of pupils who leave Yardleys progress to further education, employment or training.
We believe in education in the widest sense. We want pupils to be curious, independent thinkers and to try new experiences. A wide range of activities outside lessons are provided to all pupils including visiting speakers, trips, careers advice, competitions, clubs, sports, arts, charitable work and extra tuition.
Staff and governors are committed to providing high quality education but we also believe it is vital to work closely with parents and carers. A range of school equipment is provided to pupils but we also seek support from home in preparing pupils for school, reinforcing school rules and completing homework.
We want the best for the children in our care and insist on the highest standards of work and behaviour at all times. Our aim is for every pupil to achieve their full potential; to succeed in the widest sense; to be prepared for the future and become confident, thoughtful young people so they leave us prepared for the future challenges of an exciting and increasingly global world.