School Life

The specialist intensive learning environment at The Yellow House School bridges the gap between potential and performance one school day at a time.  Many are involved in this process, and we believe that the relationship between school, family, pupil and wider professionals is vital to a successful school experience.  

National Curriculum and the GCSEs
The Yellow House School is specialist in nature.  Predominantly, we follow the National Curriculum with the exception of Modern Foreign Languages, although there are opportunities to study languages as part of our lunchtime activities. Thus, though we are a small school we provide big opportunities and a wide reaching curriculum.

Extracurricular Activities at The Yellow House School

We emphasise emotional wellbeing as well as academic success. With this in mind, we are particularly proud of our extracurricular Program that is built into our school day. We place huge importance on therapeutic and curriculum based trips.
These include visits to museums, theatres and galleries, as well as attendance at workshops and local areas of interest.  We have a whole school trip at the end of every term which could include an exciting range of team-building activities and outdoor experiences. It is often outside the boundaries of the classroom that our children truly achieve success.
We have a school football team and all pupils are encouraged to participate or cheer along on match days.
Community Projects and Enterprise

We encourage participation in community projects such as working with the RSPCA, Hedgehog Rescue and local care homes.  We have several opportunities to develop enterprise skills when pupils participate in producing flavoured oils, jams and chutney's for sale at local a Christmas Fayre and building bird boxes to sell to local residents.  This achievement is based on personal development and promotes self-reliance, wellbeing and confidence; qualities closely aligned with our ethos. We seek to develop well rounded pupils who value themselves and know their own worth.

We know you will have lots of questions about life at school, so we have produced a guide for you.  We hope this gives you a sense of what life at The Yellow House is like.