Autism and SEMH School in Warwickshire
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Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Headteacher's Welcome

“At Arc School Old Arley we want our pupils to develop both educationally and, as importantly, socially and emotionally.  We want to prepare them for the 'real world' in every facet. 

Many of our children and their families have had a poor educational experience before joining us.  With our small class sizes, high levels of support and a therapeutic approach, we hope to overcome barriers that have previously impeded learning and give every child the chance of success.”

Interim Headteacher, Lisa Lyon.

Meet the team

We are an independent specialist school in Warwickshire 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.
Autism Spectrum Condition or those who have undiagnosed associated needs.
Cognition and Learning needs.
Specific Learning Difficulties.

We also have bespoke learning opportunities (Our 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 school has a strong focus on helping children to develop their emotional wellbeing, trust-based relationships and resilience. The Sanctuary and other safe places in the school help children to work through their emotions and stay in school, even when that has been challenging for them in the past.

The School’s Pathways-based curriculum groups children by their learning stage and individual needs rather than their chronological age. This helps children who have had negative experiences of schooling or fallen behind their peers, to positively engage with teaching and experience success in a group of peers at the same level. The option to progress as part of the Pathways model is an incentive for those with a love of learning to work hard and achieve their full potential.

Vulnerable young people, who may have experienced bullying, abuse or trauma, and who may feel anxious or even fearful of school, thrive at Arc School Old Arley.

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Get to know us

  •  Nurturing Community

    Nurturing Community

  • Emotional support dogs

    Emotional support dogs

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Offer

    Learning Outside the Classroom Offer

  •  Strong Links with the Community

    Strong Links with the Community

  • Individualised Qualification Offer for Each Young Person

    Individualised Qualification Offer for Each Young Person

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  • “The school is centred on my son’s individual needs, he enjoys going to school.”


  • “The school is the best thing to happen to my child and to me. We are very grateful for all the hard work they put into his education each and every day!”


  • “There is understanding that every child learns in a different way.”


  • “I find the education my son receives is 100%. You understand him and his needs and have improved his confidence a lot.”