Please find below key information about school life here at Yateley School. If we can help further, please contact the school office.
In 2013 we introduced a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme. Over the last four years the scheme has continued to grow across the year groups so that all students will have a device as part of their every day school equipment.
Every Child Matters
Although Yateley is a large school, every student is valued as an individual. Students are placed into tutor groups and these are within ‘houses’. In charge of each House is a Head of House and an Assistant Head of House who will oversee your child’s progress through the school.
We encourage participation, helpfulness and achievement through awarding House points or commendations. House points are awarded for good answers in class, acts of helpfulness, supporting school activities and of course, good work. For excellent work and success in school activities, a commendation can be awarded.
The House system allows for competition and co-operation in sporting, dramatic, musical, social and charitable activities. Each house has its own colour and house affiliation is shown by a coloured stripe – green, red, yellow and blue on our sweaters. The four houses are: Darwin, Nightingale, Pankhurst and Wilberforce.
We actively encourage students to read a wide and varied range of fiction. As the School Library is also Yateley’s Public Library and is deemed to be dual purpose, we have a wealth of suitable reading material in the teen and adult collections as well as the children’s section.
Lockers are available for students to hire during their time at Yateley School. The cost is £20.00 which includes a refundable deposit of £5.00 which is returned when the locker key is handed back at the end of Year 11.
We would prefer it if students did not bring mobile phones into school. If they are brought in they must be switched off and kept out of sight all day, including break and lunchtime. If the phone is seen or heard on the school campus, it is confiscated and only returned to the parent of the student concerned.
We communicate with parents via Schoolcomms provided you have given us your email address (please remember to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so our messages are not blocked by your spam/junk filter).
Your child will be issued with a student planner. This book is designed to be a complete record of all school activities. It contains details of important information such as the student’s timetable, key dates and expectations. The planner helps students organise their time and keeps parents informed.