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History of Yardley Wood School

There has been a school in Yardley Wood since the first half of the 19th Century.  It is recorded in a book dated 1841, when the Headmaster was David White.  At this time, Yardley Wood was a sprawling rural community spread out around the edges of Yardley Wood Common, which was rough, open, common land covering most of the area. The first school in Yardley Wood was a Church or National School. It was housed in a two-storey meeting house, situated off the Yardley Wood Road on the border with Solihull Lodge. This building was used as school during the week and a place of worship on Sunday. In 1987 the school moved into its current buildings.

The School Aims


At Yardley Wood we aim to provide the best possible opportunity for every child to fulfill his/her potential, both academically and as a responsible citizen.

It is our policy to help each child to develop fully, according to his/her level of maturity and ability, and to cater for every child’s particular needs.To develop valuable skills and positive attitudes necessary to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

To provide a good grounding in speaking and listening, reading, writing and mathematics. To develop investigative skills, knowledge and understanding in science and technology, and to provide experiences and learning opportunities in all other subject areas, through a creative curriculum which provides breadth and balance.

To build a happy school society based on mutual respect and a genuine sense of caring for one another. That every child experiences success and feels that he/she is a valued member of the school community.

To enable children to know the difference between right and wrong; to encourage in each a sense of responsibility and high standards of personal behaviour; to equip them to make a positive contribution to the community. To encourage children to take a pride in their school and in the efforts and achievements of its members.

To help and support those children who have particular difficulties with their learning or behaviour, or who have special gifts or talents.

To provide children with a range of activities outside the classroom that will enrich, stimulate and foster a greater involvement in school life.

To keep parents well informed about school and their children’s work; to involve parents in the life and work of the school; to enlist the support and co-operation of parents.