As we enter the summer term, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. I hope it gives you an insight into life at Arden and illustrates the strength of relationships with students, parents and the wider community. Ofsted reported that 'Arden is an outstanding school at the heart of the community where students thrive. They develop into confident, articulate young people who trust and care for each other'.
Arden is a successful and vibrant school that demonstrates a common purpose - to ensure the very best for each and every one of our students. Our ethos recognises that every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents. Our aim is to ensure that these qualities are fully developed so that our students achieve their full potential, leaving us as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people; ready to make a valued contribution to society.
I firmly believe Arden’s success is a true team effort; it is a place where staff are proud to work, a place that Governors, parents, carers and guardians are proud to support and a school that students are proud to attend. However as the examination season approaches, I would particularly like to acknowledge the commitment of Arden staff who work tirelessly to provide top quality teaching and learning to ensure all students continue to progress and develop as independent, aspirational learners. Education, by its very nature is dynamic, but this year in particular has seen significant changes in terms of funding and examination structure. The latter will impact most noticeably on our current Year 11 students, however with the extra support they have received; they are fully prepared for their GCSEs. On behalf of everyone at Arden, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all students sitting examinations over the next few weeks every success.
"I am inordinately proud of Arden students and staff who, by working together as a successful and cohesive team, exemplify the Arden values of ‘friendship, respect, excellence, equality, courage, determination and inspiration’. These values are at the very heart of Arden’s ethos and are the code by which we all aspire to live and learn."
“Arden's A Level results are consistently exceptional. Recent pass rates have been in excess of 99% in every single A Level subject'.”
Year 10 students will be sitting examinations this week
The school will be closed to students today.
All year groups other than Year 11 will start at 09.05 today in order to facilitate Progress Coaching for Year 11 students who will start at 08.40
All are welcome to attend this evening's concert
An opportunity for parents/guardians and members of the community to meet Mr Murphy to discuss any items of interest.
Arden has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the School, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment.
Arden's 2017 Sports Gala is a celebration of the achievements and successes of our sporting students. The evening recognises those who have excelled within Arden, at County level and National level in all sports