- 7 – 16
- Boys / girls
- 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
We offer opportunities for children with a wide range of needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), Autism Spectrum (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attachment Difficulties (AD).
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.
At Arc School Old Arley we use Sleuth to analyse and record behaviour and development of our pupils. This software sits alongside our own assessment framework that can measure the progress of our pupils in relation to the essential skills.