Welcome

Arbour Vale School is a vibrant and welcoming special school where we aim to provide a caring, safe and happy environment for everyone. We believe that all children should able to achieve their full potential irrespective of their personal learning needs. We offer an individualised curriculum and ensure all of our pupils enjoy positive educational experiences. At Arbour Vale we celebrate our pupils’ differences and ensure we have an inclusive school community.

We have recently joined the Orchard Hill Academy trust (OHCAT) who have a wealth of experience in Special Education Needs & Disabilities. We are able through the Trust to share the very best practice and ensure all our learners have access to a quality learning experience from Early Years through to age 25 and beyond.

We are very aware that good relationships between parents and Arbour Vale School are essential. Our learning community is enriched by both formal and informal opportunities to meet with staff, professional agencies and other parents/carers to ensure that we continue to work collaboratively and secure the best for our children. I encourage any prospective parent/carer to visit the school and see first-hand, the learning community we continue to build together.

 

Mr Neil Sykes - Principal


“We are Innovative, Creative and Passionate about Learning”


 

 

Latest News

Ambassador for Autism

They say every day is a school day, and one of our students continues to teach us so much about advocacy and resilience. Murray joined Arbour Vale in 2015 and he’s now in his second year of Post 16. Murray …

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‘Who’s in Charge?’ course for parents

‘Who’s in Charge?’ for parents, being run by the fantastic charity Parenting Special Children The 8 week course will run on Tuesdays from 9:45am -11:45am The introductory session will be on Tuesday the 14th of January 2020 followed by seven …

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Oral Hygiene Workshop – 23rd January 2020

Arbour Vale School is hosting the prestigious Dr Sanjay Sethi who is the former President of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry for a special Oral Hygiene workshop Everybody is welcome, please bring your family and friends from the wider community! …

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Students flaunt their Nomination Certificate for the 2019 Bronze Finalists Industrial Cadets Award

Arbour Vale School is the ‘first SEN school’ to deliver the Industrial Cadets Go4Set programme. Supported by mentors from AkzoNobel and their teachers, the students decided to choose the topic ‘The Business of Recycling’ as they had previously studied pollution …

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