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Headteacher's Welcome

Arc Oakbridge School is founded on the very simple principle that every pupil has the fundamental right to a meaningful, child-centred education. We aim to give our pupils and their families what they rightly deserve. With this ethos underpinning all that we do, Arc Oakbridge School provides personalised, nurturing education to autistic pupils aged 7 to 16 in a low arousal environment. Our pupils have joined us from several Local Authorities and often arrive having been out of education for significant periods of time. All have an autism diagnosis; many also face anxiety and sensory processing difficulties. However, pupils leave our school with meaningful qualifications that allow them to pursue college course and access the world of work.

Our strengths lie in the community approach that we maintain; in fact, many parents refer to us as the Oakbridge family. As a family, we listen to one another and work together towards the common goal of giving our pupils the bespoke nurturing education that they need in order to flourish. 

I doubt that there is another school like Arc Oakbridge School - it is as bespoke as the holistic education that we provide. Our pupils grow academically, socially and emotionally in an environment in which everyone is valued, celebrated and accepted. 

Phil Petch, Headteaher.

Meet the Team

Who we are

Arc Oakbridge School is part of the Kedleston Group and opened in 2018.

We are an independent special day school in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham with a specially designed learning environment created to meet the needs of autistic children. We provide a calm, low arousal, safe, positive and nurturing place where young people can learn and grow.

Class sizes are very small and classrooms are ‘enabling environments’ with sensory lighting, muted colours, individual work stations and visual timetables. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific academic, social, emotional and sensory needs of each individual young person.

Cutting edge technology, including virtual reality, is used effectively as part of both the transition to the school and in teaching and support.

Through close partnerships with families, professionals and the wider community our school ensures that all children and young people thrive and given the right start in life.

Where we are

Buckingham Street, Birmingham, B19 3HU