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Head's Message

Matt Robertson

Welcome to Arnold Hill Academy and thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you find it informative.

Arnold Hill is an academy moving forward, we aim to build upon our strengths and become an outstanding centre for learning within the community.  Our motto, ‘Be Inspired and Achieve Together’, reflects our aim that students are inspired by their lessons and experiences around school , that they go on to fully realise their potential and achieve the very best they can in life. 

We aim for our students to become highly skilled, confident, articulate young adults well placed to succeed in further education and employment, and emerge as active members of the community. Striving to unlock the talents of all our students, we aim to continually challenge them to achieve their best. It is only through challenge that students truly discover what they are capable of. Whilst we recognise the importance of examination success we believe that learning does not stop at the end of the school day and hence encourage students to engage with our wide range of extra-curriculum opportunities.

The academy became part of the Trent Academies Group in January 2015. This has enabled us to access tailored support to ensure sustained improvement. We are very proud of how rapidly the quality of teaching and the behaviour of pupils has improved and we are developing an academy that the pupils can be very proud of.  The opening of our new £14m Academy building in September 2016 signalled an exciting new chapter in our development and has provided even more opportunities for our students to be inspired and achieve together.

As part of the Trent Academies Group we have five core values:

  • We all try our best
  • We support each other
  • We listen to different opinions
  • We keep each other informed
  • We are proud to be part of the academy

These lead to ‘everyone having the chance to shine brightly’. This underpins everything that we do at the Academy.

In our Sixth Form, students can follow a very academic A-level programme, or follow more vocational courses such as BTECs.  In 2016 half our students achieved an A*, A or B grade and our pass rate was 100% compared to 98% national.  We offer high quality curriculum provision, engaging teaching and a diverse range of enrichment opportunities combined with outstanding care, guidance and support. 

This is a warm and vibrant academy where creativity and effort are encouraged and we hope the information within this website provides you with some additional details about the academy that will be helpful to you. We are always happy to show visitors around and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes
Matt Robertson
Head Teacher