Yardley Court
Why Choose Yardley Court

Yardley Court is our prep section for boys aged 7 to 13. Boys move up from Pre-Prep automatically or can enter directly into Year 3.

Our curriculum and calendar of activities offer boys a good all-round education in wonderful surroundings. Boys have the perfect balance of creative, academic and physical opportunity in a space that allows them to build self-esteem and develop resilience and emotional intelligence.

In an environment where there is support and space for boys to explore their thoughts and emotions openly and freely, we make sure that boys are driven by a strong moral compass, showing kindness and respect for others and the world around them. Through our innovative teaching and small class sizes, we are able to focus on the individual, fostering happiness and nurturing a passion for learning.

With access to all the same opportunities and facilities as their peers in Derwent Lodge, boys have the encouragement of their classmates and teachers to try their best and develop their skills and confidence.

Yardley Court has a strong academic record and we are proud that many boys have won scholarships over the years, to Tonbridge School in particular. Many of our boys also have success at the 11+ in Year 6.

‘Pupils thrive in the atmosphere of hard work, enjoyment and effort. Their attitude to their work is excellent and they take pride in their achievements and the success of others’ – Independent Schools Inspectorate