Welcome to Arden and the start of what promises to be another very exciting and dynamic year. Each September we look forward to welcoming new staff and students to our successful school community. We are all anticipating a fantastic year ahead and can assure every student joining the Arden family they will be inspired to reach their full potential and develop into happy, well-rounded young adults. At Arden we pride ourselves on creating an environment where each student can truly flourish and we would encourage them to experience the many opportunities on offer.
Once again this has been evidenced by the very impressive results achieved at GCSE and A level. These results are even more remarkable in light of the changes in the examination structure and the bar being significantly raised nationally. Congratulations to two special year groups in achieving such fantastic results and attaining their personal goals. We wish them all the very best for the future and every success in their lives ahead.
Academic success is obviously measurable but at Arden we pride ourselves on creating students who aspire to enjoy other opportunities. Students who were involved in ‘Grease’ towards the end of the summer term deserve every plaudit they received. Again, the production was a huge team effort; students, staff and parents all pulling together, ensuring the production was truly amazing. I am extremely proud of everyone involved and would like to thank parents for the time and commitment they showed to their children and the school.
At its heart, Arden is a community school. We are justifiably proud of the number of students who want to represent their peers, their school and their community; many are motivated by wanting to ‘give something back’. Student bodies such as the School Council are a key component of life at Arden and students are actively involved in the wider community particularly with our local primary schools. These relationships will undoubtedly help shape the future of our neighbourhood and keep Arden firmly at its heart.
Martin P Murphy
"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'.”