Arc School Old Arley

Primary & Secondary
Special school
C/O Kendleston Group Unit 8
Brook House
Cowley Mill Road
7 - 16
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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The Arc School Old Arley is located on the outskirts of the village of Ansley, near to Nuneaton in Warwickshire. It was originally registered in 1987 as the Old School. The school moved to premises in Old Arley in November 2015. A previous inspection of Arc School Old Arley was undertaken in May 2015 when overall effectiveness was judged to be good. All pupils have an EHC plan. Almost all have histories of severely challenging behaviour. Many have not attended school regularly for some time. Their behavioural needs are often linked to a range of social, emotional and mental health needs, autism spectrum Inspection report: Arc School Old Arley, 15–17 May 2018 Page 10 of 13 disorder or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. The vast majority of pupils are White British and none speak English as an additional language. A small number are looked after by local authorities. The school uses alternative provision at the Coventry Building Workshop, North Warwickshire and Hinkley College and Hereward College. Pupils attend these courses as part of their vocational studies. The school is owned by Kedleston Schools Limited. The company owns nine other similar schools throughout England. It employs a number of company heads of department for different aspects of the schools’ work, such as for health and safety, safeguarding and education. They employ the services of educational psychologists from the local authority and speech and language therapists from the National Health Service to support their work. The governing body includes representatives of the proprietor, company employees and a small number of other governors recruited for their expertise in education, social care and business. The school has had a number of staff changes since the previous inspection, including several subject leaders and support staff. There have been two changes of headteacher since the previous inspection. The present headteacher and a new deputy headteacher were appointed in November 2017.

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