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First XI footballers off to a strong start

Football - 10-2014

This was always going to be an interesting season, and so it proved. With a wide range of ability in the squad, we have to make the most of the real talent on display.

Happily, the star players have lived up to their potential in the first half of the season, and the lesser lights have done the best they can. We were better than Foremarke's 2nd XI in our first match, but struggled to put away our chances. Finally, Sean O'Reilly poked the ball home and we were on our way. By the end we had won 4 – 2, courtesy of a good volley from Gabriel Korylco-Bowers, and two more from O'Reilly, who had the joy of a hat-trick in his first 1st XI game.

It was hard to believe what happened in our next match. Both teams threw caution to the wind, and defences were
virtually non-existent. We won a thrilling end-to-end game against Terra Nova 8 – 6, with five goals from Korylco-Bowers and another hat-trick from O'Reilly. He was starting to think playing for the 1st XI was easy!

Our best performance so far came against Wrekin College. O'Reilly scored against the run of play with a superb run from the half way line, but Wrekin led 3 – 1 at half time. A great fight back in the second half, with a goal from Jacob Raine and two more from Korylco- Bowers, saw us win a close match 4 – 3. 27 goals in three matches – this is the stuff to bring the crowds back!

Jacob Raine has been a superb captain, leading by example, supporting colleagues, and dominating midfield. Harrison Hardy-Smith's tireless running and skilful play have been invaluable, while Gabriel Korylco-Bowers' strength, skill and finishing have been really impressive. O'Reilly's goal scoring has been a real bonus, and all the other players have performed up to, and beyond, expectations.

But please, no one is allowed to be ill or injured!

Form 8 leavers 2018WELL DONE LEAVERS OF 2018!

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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.

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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

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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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