Solihull, United Kingdom
Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential.
Arden is set in Knowle and services the nearby communities of Dorridge and Bentley Heath. Situated just 3 miles out of the very popular town of Solihull and only 5 minutes off junction 5 of the M42, Arden is easily accessible from large parts of the West Midlands. The city of Birmingham is only 12 miles away with direct access by train to the village of Dorridge.
Arden is an outstanding high achieving secondary school with 1290 pupils in Years 7-11 and 320 students within the Sixth Form. The school offers a rich and varied curriculum that provides challenge for all pupils and all abilities. There is huge range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to students with activities ranging from sport, music, Duke of Edinburgh, debating clubs and gardening club as well as a host of academic clubs.
My husband and I would sincerely like to express our thanks. Arden is a fantastic school educationally but it also goes far beyond this by being a caring one too.- Parent of a child in Year 8.
It is with heartfelt thanks. All these things have had a huge impact on Peter's confidence and self esteem. He is so happy going to school and is now starting to believe in himself. The smallest gesture can have a such a huge impact on a child.- Parent of a child at the end of Year 7
The outstanding ethos and excellent relationships enable pupils to develop a strong sense of personal responsibility.- The latest Ofsted report.
The Governors and senior leadership team are committed to providing the best possible education for all students at Arden. We strive to achieve this by creating and maintaining an environment in which all students can thrive, both by providing excellent teaching and through character developing opportunities.- Geoff Harley-Mason, Chair of Arden Governors