• Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3AE
  • 01753 515 560
  • office@arbourvaleschool.org

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Sponsorship

People with disabilities face particular challenges developing confidence, self-belief, self-worth, communication and independence.  Many do not reach their potential in life. Most are very able but are restricted by low aspiration and lack of opportunity, which often impacts on wellbeing, the ability to live a full life and make a valuable contribution to society.

Due to changes in the way government and the local council fund pupils at our school and the rising costs we face, we need to seek funding for extracurricular projects and activities that are not state funded.

The following activities help to extend and enrich the experience of the students and to assist in developing their full potential, encouraging independence and supporting children’s learning and quality of life.

Want to support your local special needs school? We would love to discuss the possibilities. Below are some of the activities that need your support.

Contact us by emailing supportus@arbourvaleschool.org or by calling 01753 515566

Rivertime Boat Trip

Rivertime is a purpose-designed 42 foot boat that enables disabled and disadvantaged children to have a day out on the river. Rivertime is equipped with a ramp and a lift for wheelchairs allowing us to allocate this trip to children …

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Secondary Theatre Production

Due to access and mobility problems most of our students do not get the opportunity to attend a live show so it brings great pleasure when we can bring a theatre performance into the school. We will book a production …

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Water Sports Fun Day

During National Schools Sports Week we would like to run a water sports day at Taplow Lake enabling around 80 students to experience some time out on the water and sometimes in, using canoes, sit on tops or paddle boards. …

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A Visit from Singing Hands

Arbour Vale School would like to invite Singing Hands to run Makaton-signed sessions to encourage all the children in our Early Years and Primary department to develop their Makaton signing skills. “By joining in with a Singing Hands session, we …

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Secondary and P16 Sports Day

With your support we would like to continue to take our Secondary and Post 16 students to Thames Valley Athletics Centre for our Annual Sports day event. By taking them to a professional track we are able to give the …

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Horse Riding with the RDA

Each week we take up to 12 students to the South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association facilities. This gives our students a great opportunity to meet and work with live animals. Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form …

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Basil and Crew Mobile Farm

Bringing the farm experience to our school is a great way to learn and have fun. Basil and Crew provide an essential connection with the natural world around in a stimulating, safe and supervised environment. The mobile farm enriches the …

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Latest News

Sensory Circuit Workshop

On Wednesday 18th January 2023, Arbour Vale Staff hosted a Sensory Circuit workshop for parents led by the Occupational Therapists. Parents had the opportunity to come in and experience a practical session of activities used in sensory circuits to give …

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Christmas Jumper Day

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit at Arbour Vale School this week by wearing our festive jumpers for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We also enjoyed our Christmas dinners and it has been lovely to celebrate with …

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Parents learn Seesaw

On Monday 14th November 2022, Arbour Vale School hosted a Seesaw workshop for parents and carers. Seesaw is the platform that we use to set home learning for our pupils. This was an interactive session where parents and carers were …

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Seesaw Training Session

Our ICT leader, James Akerman will be running a Seesaw training session for parents and carers on Monday 14th November 9.30 – 10.30am. Seesaw is the platform we use at Arbour Vale School to enable pupils to access remote learning. …

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