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Enquiries:  020 3823 3030

Arc School Old Arley ~ Head Teacher: Victoria Bates
Old Arley, Ansley, Nuneaton CV7 8NU
01676 543200

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Jenna - Student Ambassador Award


Jenna – Student Ambassador!

A big congratulations to our fantastic Jenna, who was awarded the first ever Kedleston Group Student Ambassador Award.

Jenna is 14 and a pupil at Arc School Old Arley, a specialist school which supports young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism spectrum conditions. She moved to the school after finding that her previous mainstream school could not meet her needs. As a result of her experiences in mainstream, the teenager had become very introverted and was not attending school.

Jenna has been using her experiences and knowledge to help teachers and other staff at Old Arley understand what school and education is like from the perspective of a young person with an autism spectrum condition through a training session she has devised and delivered herself.

She has also recently delivered her training session to a group of parents and professionals at an Autism Conference in Birmingham, which was very well received by everyone.

Head Teacher at the school Victoria Bates said: “Her input forms part of the induction process for new staff and it is extremely rewarding both for Jenna and for the team.”

Well Done Jenna for being such an inspiration to everyone, this award is much deserved.


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Parent Workshop at Arc Old Arley



Arc Schools’ Parent Workshop resounding success!

Staff at the Arc Schools collaborated to organise the first in a series of Parent Workshops for parents/carers of students at the Arc Schools last week with great success.

The theme for the first workshop, ‘Understanding My Child’s Needs’, enabled Leaders from Kedleston, together with external colleagues, to deliver awareness sessions on Understanding Behaviour, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and Supporting Communication and Behaviour within the Home.

Parents and carers who attended the workshop were able to share their experiences with the group and discuss and share strategies.  Feedback from the event was exceptionally positive, with comments such as, “Really enlightening evening learning strategies to help our child,” “well led, useful, interesting and informative,” and “wonderful school and staff, feel very privileged to have a placement for my child”.

Many thanks to all who attended and made this first event so successful.  Staff are now excitedly preparing for the next Parent Workshop in the Spring Term, date to be confirmed.

Here is some useful information from the day -

PDA Guide 

PDA Presentation 

Understanding Our Behaviour 

Communication and Behaviour


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Arc Old Arley New Library


Our Arc School Old Arley has got a fantastic new library - ready to use by the children and young people - isn't it looking great.

"A book is like a best friend who will never walk away from you. Books are packed with knowledge, insights into a happy life, life lessons, love, fear, prayer and helpful advice."


Library 1

Libraby 4

Librabry 3

Libraby 5

Remembrance at Old Arley


Remembrance Day at Old Arley

This poem has been written by Ben M, Year 9, in remembrance of all who laid down their lives a century ago.

He also read the poem out to the whole school, well done Ben.


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Poetry at Old Arley


The young people at Arc School Old Arley have been getting creative in their English lessons this week coming up with some fab poems. They took their inspiration from World Animal Day last week, have a read....


F   flying high

E   easily gliding through the air

A   at one with the sky

T   the lovely sound of the wind

H   hear the wind blowing through the sky

E    evening the feather feels weightless

R    real life is here

JD - 9B



N  Never touches the group, birds

E   east worms

S   soaring through the air

T   teaching it’s young to fly

E 9B



Giraffes are incredible regal. Africa has lots of giraffes which are fantastic. Fast and Energetic.

K 7A



Arc School Old Arley all their PJ's!


 Pudsey Pjs


Everyone at our Arc School Old Arley today have come into school wearing their pyjamas - this isn’t because they were feeling lazy (!), but because they are doing a brilliant effort at raising money for Children in Need.

There are plenty more Pudsey based activities planned for the day, to try and raise as much money as possible.

Well done to everyone.




World Animal Day - Old Arley


Yesterday was World Animal Day so the young people and staff at our Old Arley School, Warwickshire took the opportunity to dress up as their favourite animal!

Looked like a lot of fun.......


World Animal Day 1


World Animal Day 2

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