Message from the Head

Andrew Roberts-Wray

Coming to Yarrells Prep School has been described as just like joining a large, happy family. As a pupil, you feel welcome, comfortable to be yourself, confident to let your true personality shine through, and you are willing to take risks to push yourself more than in other situations.


About Yarrells

Yarrells Preparatory School provides excellent opportunities for children to enjoy learning in an enriching environment indoors and outdoors. We promote high academic standards, integrating the performing & visual arts and sport within a dynamic and extensive curriculum.



We wanted to send our thanks and gratitude for providing our daughter with such a wonderful environment in her first weeks at ‘big school’.  She is so happy at Yarrells and thriving under the care of Mrs Chappell and team. She is full of wonder and excitement about her days there and looks forward to going to school.  We can’t ask for much more.

Thanks for this.

We thought you would like to see the lovely email we received from our daughter’s housemistress yesterday at the end of her first week at Bryanston. We are proud of her settling down so well so far.


Many thanks for all the wonderful opportunities you have given our son. He has appreciated all your support particularly when you have watched their fixtures and external concerts.

  • Yarrells Preparatory School

    Yarrells House, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5EU