Arden 2020

Many of you will be aware of our ambitious plans to build a new Arden. This has been an evolving vision over the past four years and is linked to the need to build more houses in our local area due to both economic growth and a local and national housing shortage.

We are now moving into a critical stage since SMBC have identified the need to build 1000 more houses in our locality. We now firmly believe that we can engage with a forward thinking land swap deal and the very generous support from a local landowner where some 500 housing units will be built and a new £30M ‘state of the art’ school can be realised.

This is a chance in a lifetime opportunity to enhance our school and create opportunities and new community facilities for everyone young and old in the locality. We will need to   work very closely together if we are going to create the very best for all.



Arden Academy's response to KDBH Neighbourhood Forum Draft Neighbourhood Plan (click to download)

 Consultation on Draft Neighbourhood Plan (click to download)

Response to Consultation (click to download)

Arden Triangle Indicative Development Potential (click to download)

Consultation: second letter sent to parents (click to download

Consultation Questionnaire (click to download form)

Information and Floor Plans in PDF format (click to download)


Current Arden Buildings and Facilities

Arden is one of the country's highest performing academies, rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted however much of the site is over 50 years old.

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Our Vision: The Arden Centre for Community Learning

The Arden Centre for Community Learning (ACCL) is a response to the strategic need to build new houses in our Community and in line with...

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Construction & Development

Detailed maps of the vaious phases of development can be found here.

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SMBC Plans

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has a statutory duty to prepare an up-to-date Local Plan to guide the development of the Borough over the next 15-20...

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