Children need space to learn and at Yateley Manor our extensive grounds provide the perfect facilities to inspire and challenge every child.
The Creative Arts and Languages Centre provides state-of-the-art facilities in bright and spacious classrooms. The Music Technology Suite allows children to produce digital music with keyboards connected to computers and the six practice rooms provide ample space for individual and group rehearsals.
The indoor swimming pool is in use all year round. Behind Manor House and Manor Court, the main school building, the spacious sports hall, with its impressive cricket nets, football, netball and basketball facilities, is complemented by a second gymnasium and numerous sports pitches.
Imaginatively equipped play areas give children the freedom to unwind and play creatively. There are a whole host of physical activities to try, including Dance and Ballet in our specially equipped Studio.
Opportunities to use the Berry Cooking Centre are timetabled regularly. Younger children learn how to cook basic meals and understand good food hygiene whilst older children cook across the curriculum in different subjects. This includes preparing food using rationing principles in History lessons and having a complete lesson taught in French, with oral instructions and recipes in the language.
Outdoor learning can boost children’s welfare and their performance at school. Spending time interacting with nature can boost children’s creativity and problem-solving skills. Our Woodland Learning Area has been designed to capitalise on these benefits and, together with the expertise of fully trained staff, the facility really brings out a different side of children.
A climbing wall and an Aeroball frame are popular recent additions to our facilities both donated by FYMS (Friends of Yateley Manor School).