The groundwork for the pupils’ success at Arnold Lodge School stems from our small class size, exceptional teaching and our school ethos.
With average class sizes of 14 in the Senior School, high-quality teaching and an ethos that expects every pupil to be hardworking, honest and kind whilst supporting their confidence and happiness – we’re able to provide pupils with a firm footing to fulfil their potential.
Arnold Lodge School selects pupils based on their individual potential because we know that every child – without fail – has strengths to celebrate. Our tailored approach to learning continues throughout the Senior School with children taught the skills to succeed both academically and in life far beyond education.
“Every child should be encouraged to grow in confidence and learn to value their own strengths.”
In the Senior School, we strive to ensure that every child feels happy, confident and valued in school.
We develop independence in our Senior School pupils by giving them increasing control of their own learning. They explore, take risks, make decisions, solve problems and share their achievements with others. Pupils develop an understanding of their own journey and value their own progress through school.
Our academic results are outstanding but it isn’t about chasing statistics; every pupil, regardless of ability, deserves to be challenged to achieve their best. Across our three form entry in each year group, we will have some pupils chasing all grade 9s and some who are looking to achieve their very best pass grades. Either way, each and every pupil deserves to be challenged to be their best and given the opportunity to grow and achieve their aspirations. Small classes, excellent teaching and high expectations of all are central to this.
Creativity and individuality are celebrated, and children are motivated and excited about their work. This helps to develop concentration and perseverance as well as a deeper understanding of subjects.
Commitment is taught by example, with teachers dedicated to helping each pupil achieve their potential. Children are taught to be resilient and adaptable with a focus on self-confidence and an awareness of every child’s own strengths; they are increasingly able to approach whatever they find a challenge with a sense of enthusiasm and determination.