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Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Key information

  • Day
  • 7 – 16
  • SEMH, ADHD, Autism, Cognition and Learning needs and Specific Learning Difficulties
  • GCSEs, Functional Skills, BTECs,  AQA Unit Awards, ASDAN, DofE Award and Entry Level Qualifications
  • Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Services
  • Emotional Support Dogs 
  • InReach bespoke programme

We are an independent specialist school providing an engaging educational offer within a supportive or tailored learning environment for children aged 7 -16 with specific or a range of learning needs, such as:

  • Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs (typically associated with attachment, trauma, self-harm and/or anxiety disorder for example).
  • Autism Spectrum Condition or those who have undiagnosed associated needs (such as communication, language, sensory, social anxiety disorders).
  • Cognition and Learning needs (due to significant gaps in learning, missing education and/or as a result of individual specific learning needs).
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (ADHD, Dyslexia for example).
  • Bespoke learning opportunities (InReach Programme) for a small number of young people aged 14 - 16 who may have significant Mental Health needs and are unable to access formal education within a school-based setting.

The spacious school environment is bright and welcoming with a variety of different learning spaces which include a science laboratory, specialist teaching rooms, extensive outside grounds, including a football pitch, PE and forest schools area, sensory rooms, quiet rooms, a gym and a pool room.

At Arc School Old Arley there is a particular focus on taking learning outside the classroom into the grounds and community beyond and working in partnership with other organisations such as Arley Woods, through the Forestry Commission to enrich opportunities for children and young people.

Social and emotional development is an integral part of every day school life.  Key skills are taught in structured social times and through specific targeted interventions which allow children and young people to build and maintain appropriate friendships.  School therapy dogs are used effectively to support all children and young people throughout the day as needed.  This may be as part of a reward, during times of crisis and for building trusting relationships.  Children and young people are encouraged to take on responsibilities through Student Council, Animal Care, PE teams, assemblies, charity events, school events and fayres, clubs and day to day self-regulation.

Clinical support is available to all children and young people as required through Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Services who work closely with the staff team to embed specialist practice across the school.

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NOTE: We unfortunately don’t have the facilities or environment for learners with primary SEMH needs relating to Conduct Disorders (associated with serious antisocial behaviours that are likely to impact on the safety or learning of others). The school is set in a rural part of Warwickshire within a quiet supportive village community.