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

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World Book Day at Old Arley

Students and staff hurried into school recently - dressed as some of their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.

Many different people and animals from literature were represented - from Kermit the Frog to the Cheshire Cat and from The Hulk to Hermione Granger.

Students took part in World Book Day quizzes, character creations and book reviews in their lessons and the whole school was buzzing with excitement.

Students said that they ‘wished we could dress up every day’ and that it was lovely to ‘see everyone so happy’


World Book Day

Praised for their fundraising and volunteering efforts.

PUPILS at a Midlands specialist school have been praised for their fundraising and volunteering efforts.Mission Christmas 002

The young people, from Arc School Old Arley, took part in Mission Christmas which was run by Free Radio in Coventry.

As part of their efforts they held a cake sale where they took on baking and selling their goods to raise cash. They also held a Christmas Jumper Day at school. In total they raised more than £80 and this was immediately put into a pot to buy a range of presents for children in the local area and donated to Mission for Christmas.

However, their efforts didn’t end there. Before Christmas they volunteered at a local distribution centre where their donations, and all the gifts which had been donated from around the area, were being stored and distributed.

They spent the day taking deliveries of gifts as well as sorting the presents. They also packed and distributed the donations. In total the children shipped over 1,000 gifts.

Sarah Keogh, Key Worker and Careers Support at Arc School Old Arley, said: “The children prepared everything themselves – they worked out what they would need for the cake sale, what we would need to buy and what profit they made.

“They worked really hard on the volunteering day. It was a really busy environment, which could have proved challenging for some of the children but they did brilliantly. On the way to the volunteering day the radio station broadcast a thank you message which was wonderful and really lifted everyone’s spirits.

“We are extremely proud of them and we hope to do this again next year. It was a great opportunity for the children to understand what others in the area do and don’t have. The children very much enjoyed taking part and it was a fantastic experience for them all.”

Old Arley Football Success

On Friday 10th February 2017, Arc School Old Arley travelled over to Walsall to play their third game of the season against a new team to the league, Elmwood School.

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The pitch and goals were very small, but our players knew how to work them to our advantage. Old Arley took the lead early but Elmwood soon equalised and began to control the game. However, a great kick from our Goalkeeper allowed the second goal of the day. Old Arley then were given a penalty it was converted beautifully to give Arc a comfortable 3-1 lead. Elmwood soon replied though, making the score 3-2 and really began to apply the pressure on Arc. However, Old Arley managed to intercept an Elmwood pass to smash home a fourth goal to and seal a comfortable 4-2 win. 

A game full of action and a hat trick leaving Old Arley in the top three!! Well done lads!


The trip to Snowdon was organised as part of the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) initiative and took place 8th - 12th May 2017. A total of 8 students (mixed year groups) and 3 staff went on the trip and had an amazing week full of fun and activities during which the students developed existing skills and learnt new ones. They stayed at Rhyd-y-Creuau Field Centre which is a Georgian stone house in two hectares of wooded grounds near Betws-y-Coed in the Conwy Valley, in Conwy county borough, Wales. It was also conveniently close to the mountainous environment of the Snowdonia National Park.

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Here are just some of the activities the students engaged in:

  • Den building – to develop team working skills
  • Pond-dipping
  • Walking expeditions around the lakes
  • Orienteering
  • Football – during social time. Also, played with other schools
  • Setting traps for catching small rodents such as voles
  • Gorge walking
  • And of course, walking up Snowdon in seven and a half hours – definitely something to be proud of.

Arc School Old Arley celebrates 2016 results

The pupils from Arc School Old Arley in Warwickshire, achieved qualifications,including GCSE and Functional Skills in subjects including Maths, English, Science, ICT and Statistics. 100% of the students will go on to further education, employment or training.

Two Teenage Girls Celebrating 50069585 smallAcross the school almost 90 nationally recognised qualifications were achieved by students, with each individual achieving more than six qualifications each.

Head Teacher, Wendy Sanders said: "These results are a great achievement for the pupils at Old Arley and we’re thrilled they have all done so well. We have worked really hard with the young people on careers options and everyone has a place at college – the courses which these qualifications will help them access are really diverse and include countryside management and game keeping, hairdressing and ICT and Engineering, to name but a few!

“Our aim is to always work individually with each child to make sure they are given every chance to reach their potential.

“As well as GCSEs and Functional Skills our students also achieved nationally recognised qualifications including Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver Awards as well as those in food studies and music. Those who sat the Statistics GCSE did it over just a year and achieved very high grades. We couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them.”

Arc School Old Arley is a day school and provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The school is part of the Kedleston Group which has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with more than 320 separate achievements recorded for students across more than 40 different qualifications on offer.


Arc School Old Arley celebrates year 11 early success!


At Arc School Old Arley, the year 11s have been taking the ECDL ICT course which would give them the equivalent of a GCSE qualification. Students are required to pass 4 exams to complete the course. Harry has really taken this on board and put in lots of his own time to get the results he wants. He has accessed revision websites and videos to help him with the revision of the exam questions and was extremely delighted to find that all his hard work paid off. Harry has secured a Distinction* which is equal to a GCSE Grade A*. The rest of the Year 11s are also on the way to completing this course with good results. Well done Harry!!!!

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