Autism and SEMH School in Warwickshire
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We are an independent specialist day school situated within a rural village near Nuneaton, Warwickshire offering children and young people the opportunity to take part in a range of activities within the local community.

The spacious school environment is bright and welcoming with a variety of different learning spaces inside and outside.

Our school provides a safe learning environment for children and young people with a wide range of varying needs including social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attachment difficulties (AD).

Our school has a particular focus on taking learning outside the classroom into the grounds and community beyond and working in partnership with other organisations to enrich opportunities for children and young people.

Our mission is to develop confident and capable individuals by meeting their educational, health and social needs in a structured, nurturing school.  We aim to equip all children and young people with the necessary life skills, academic or vocational qualifications and emotional intelligence to succeed in life. This is delivered by a committed and supportive team, utilising a well-resourced and developed curriculum.

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Nurturing Community

Emotional Support Dogs

Learning Outside the Classroom Offer

Strong Links with the Community

Individualised Qualification Offer for Each Young Person

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We had a fantastic virtual celebration today for our Kedleston Group Poetry Competition!

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Success Stories

Adam is supported by the school weekly to...

Adam joined Arc School Old Arley two years ago having previously been educated in a residential...

Amelia’s parents were extremely anxious about...

Amelia joined Arc School Old Arley in Year 6 having been supported in an alternative provision...


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

“My child is learning to focus on the curriculum and her social skills are improving.”

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

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

Contact Information

01676 543200

Old Arley, Ansley, Nuneaton, CV7 8NU

Headteacher: Victoria Bates