The core purpose of any school is to raise the achievement of its students. Arc School (Old Arley) is an independent specialist resource in rural Warwickshire setting. It provides full time education for young people in the 7 -16 year age range who have significant emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
Day provision is offered to up to 60 boys and girls who all hold statements of educational need (under the Education Act 2000) or Educational Health Care Plans (under the SEN Code of Practice January 2015)
One day a week, for selected students, extended day provision is offered from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
During holidays, regular telephone support can be offered to all students and their families.
The school is approved by the Department for Education and Skills as an independent special school for children with Special Educational Needs.
The school is dedicated to sustaining excellence in learning opportunities within the framework of a caring and therapeutic environment where practice is informed by both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches.
Arc School (Old Arley) maintains a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which promotes intellectual, personal, social, spiritual, moral and physical development within a controlled caring environment.
All students follow the National Curriculum at Key stages 2, 3 and 4 and take examinations at GCSE and Entry Level as well as ASDAN, Nationals, BTEC and Adult Basic Skill qualifications. Teaching staff endeavour to work towards the highest qualification the student achieve in order to raise the pupil point score ready for college applications.
Part time further education college placements and work experience are offered to Key Stage 4 students who are able to take advantage of this provision.
Admissions are restricted to those by referral from Children’s Services and fees are funded by those departments. The admissions procedure entails interviews with senior school staff for both student and parent(s) followed by a home assessment and weeklong (unless extended by arrangement) induction period for the student.
A Home-School Agreement is completed prior to full admission.
Arc School (Old Arley) is accessible to wheelchair users, to allow student to follow the full curriculum.
Arc School (Old Arley) is run on familial structures to provide a safe and secure learning environment in which students thrive. Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches inform our ethical professional practices in securing an ultimately therapeutic schooling experience.
Arc School (Old Arley) is able to provide care and education for students with complex educational and social needs and has students whose intellectual abilities lie within the low average to above average range who are fully catered for in small mixed ability groupings. All students have a designated Key Worker within the school who oversees their individual welfare and development, and who is the main point of contact between home and school.
Our offer to students placed at the school is an invitation to engage in learning which will foster; independent thinking; responsible decision making; confidence and belief in themselves as autonomous learners; self-control; empathy; courtesy and generosity towards others.
Staff, acting as Learning Leaders and Supporters, are skilled practitioners whose qualifications and experience combine the best pedagogical traditions with new developments and technology to provide consistent and caring approaches to meeting all the educational needs of each student.
Students for whom English is an additional language are accommodated within the same schooling programmes and would be provided with intensive additional support from staff suitably qualified and experienced to facilitate the acquisition of English language via first language use. All documentation would be made available to parents in alternative language(s) including Braille and / or audio.