Red Oak Avenue, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0LH
10 reasons to choose Yarlside Academy
Yarlside Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 74. It is one of the best state primary schools in Barrow-in-Furness and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Yarlside Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 4 members of Furness Education Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2013) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Cumbria LEA.
Average class size
Yarlside Academy has one class per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Yarlside Academy ranks in the top 1% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 9% of schools.
The Yarlside Academy curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at Yarlside Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Arts at Yarlside Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 5.45pm.
Find another school near Yarlside Academy
Windermere Preparatory School (25.1 miles).
Vickerstown School (2.7 miles); St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Barrow-in-Furness (3.6 miles); St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ulverston (7.3 miles).
Windermere School (25.1 miles); Rossall School (64.5 miles); Kirkham Grammar School (64.9 miles).
Chetwynde School (2.2 miles); Dowdales School (2.7 miles); Ulverston Victoria High School (7.2 miles).