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Arnold Hill PTA Fashion Show

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

We are hoping to rearrange the event and will be in touch with everyone that has already purchased a ticket to arrange a full refund.


Kind regards

Arnold Hill PTA

Key Stage 3 Parents' Forum - 24th April 2017

Our Key Stage 3 Parents' Forum took place on Monday 24th April 2017.
The main objectives for this Parent Forum were to share information on the following:

  • Preparation for September 2017
  • Key dates and preparation for the end of year exams
  • Updates from each Head of Year
  • End of year trip information

Anyone who missed the event can view the presentation below.

Amazing Musical Talent at Arnold Hill Recital

What an amazing time we had at the music recital evening hosted by our Arts Department.
The event, led by Mr Egan along with Mr Miles, offered a fantastic opportunity for our students to perform publicly and build their confidence, and was a great way to get used to being in the spotlight.
Students from all year groups were involved and family and friends came along to watch 26 outstanding performances from over 50 of our very talented students. The evening’s finale was a joint staff and student choir who took to the stage with two songs. Miss Burscough-Brown, Mrs Box and Mrs Armstrong made their singing debut and they sounded just like professionals! We raised £200 on the night and this money will be injected back into Music to ensure we have the best equipment for our students.

Thank you for your support. Our long term vision is to offer a recital every term so please make sure you check the school’s calendar for details of future events.

History Students Working Together with University of Nottingham

Seven of our Year 10 History students have been working collaboratively with students from the University of Nottingham as part of the university’s first ever History Festival.

Our students gave up their own time to get involved in the project and attended a series of workshops led by the university students before giving a presentation to parents, as well as staff from Arnold Hill and the University of Nottingham. Topics they chose to investigate included the Opium Wars; Protestant Reformation in Europe; Japan – Floating World; and Ferdinand and Isabella - the Spanish Inquisition, and their level of research, source analysis, points in discussion and debate were second to none. The presentation was followed by a debate from our students about whether cultural or political history is more important, before a question and answer session to close the event.

One of the university students found our students’ engagement and love of history so rewarding that she said the experience had cemented her idea of wanting to be a teacher.

We’d like to thank all of our students who took part. You were incredible and seriously impressed your History teachers, your parents and the staff from the university.

Group Photo

Teaching Shakespeare Workshop

Year 7 students and staff at Arnold Hill hosted a ‘Shakespeare: Be the Teacher’ workshop on Wednesday 29th March for 60 Year 4 pupils from Ernehale Juniors.

The workshop consisted of a selection of Shakespeare performances from Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Macbeth, Henry V and Hamlet; these were all performed by students in 7x1. The students also planned and delivered five exciting and interactive sessions based on Shakespeare that the year 4 pupils engaged positively in.

Parents were also invited to the event so they could witness and engage in the work that their children have been working so hard on at home and in school.

The event was a huge success and I would like to thank 7x1 for their outstanding contributions and efforts, the staff that supported, with a special mention to Mrs Wright, the class teacher, the pupils and staff and from Ernehale and the parents of our wonderful students who have supported in learning lines and attending the event.

We are now aiming to plan and deliver another event similar to this next term!
Tara Box
Transition Manager




Red Nose Day

A huge thank you to students and staff for supporting our dress down for Red Nose Day on Friday.
Together we raised a fantastic £877.89 for Comic Relief.