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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website. I hope we can give you a real flavour for what makes Arrow Vale such a fantastic and well-regarded community.

We are a passionately inclusive school where everyone works together to be the very best versions of themselves. As one of the schools in Central Region Schools Trust, our community benefits from the support and resources of the Trust, providing students with innovative learning and life-enhancing opportunities. We believe in generating innovative and well sequenced curricular and extracurricular experiences in all subject areas, whether it be English, Maths, the Creative and Expressive Arts, Sport, Science, Languages and a whole host of other subjects. We work closely with our feeder schools to ensure transitions are smooth and learning is coherent. Students being able to discover and follow their passion is a passion of ours and as such our curriculum is as wide and diverse as possible. We aim to give students ownership of their future.

We have very high standards for our students. We expect all students to wear our full uniform, have excellent attendance and support each other through their behaviour and efforts in class. Students are expected to work very hard to maximise their potential, taking as much from the high-quality teaching and learning provided by our excellent staff as possible. We endeavour to prepare our young people for higher education or high-quality employment, enabling them to lead fulfilling and successful lives.  We aim to be the platform for them to be the very best they can be.

The news section, the SMSC section, and the Discover enrichment programme, Aim High transition programme and the Excel intervention programme give a real insight into life beyond the academic subjects that our school offers – student leadership at the school is truly exceptional. We believe in student agency and our students help shape the direction of our school community through authentic student and wider community voice. Visitors to school regularly comment on how well our students interact with each other and staff, which creates a very purposeful, calm and welcoming atmosphere in which students have the opportunities to fulfil their potential.

A website can never truly capture everything a school has to offer, so please do come along, and see us in action. Just contact the school to make an appointment and we will be happy to show you around.


Ian Mellor

Executive Principal

Contact Us

Arrow Vale High School
Matchborough Way
B98 0GF

01527 526800