Great Arley School, Thornton-Cleveleys

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22nd September 19

Welcome to Great Arley School Website


Thank you for visiting our website. 

You may be considering a place at a special school for your son or daughter and I hope to be able to provide you with some information which will assist you with this very important decision. 

Great Arley School is a local authority maintained special school for children aged 4 to 16 years.  Having a wide range of ages in school enables us to foster a family atmosphere in which the children and young people are extremely happy, they feel valued and supported by each other and all the adults in school.  

The school teaches children with a wide range of learning difficulties, including moderate and severe needs, autism, speech, language and communication difficulties and social and emotional difficulties.  The teaching and support staff are very experienced in meeting the needs of all pupils, by delivering a highly differentiated curriculum through personalised learning and by celebrating progress and achievements.   

All visitors to Great Arley School receive a very warm welcome and once you have browsed our website, I hope you will come to meet our delightful children and young people.  They will enjoy showing you their work and I would be extremely happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Please contact the school office in order to make arrangements to visit the school. If you would like further information about our school, the curriculum or would like to discuss any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr P Higham


Our latest OFSTED final inspection letter

Latest News


Borwick Hall Braves

Key Stage 3 pupils had great adventures this week at Borwick Hall. They braved the cold and wet and had a brilliant time exploring and learning new skills. Well done!

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, the whole school enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters, and ate a 'Big Breakfast' together of croissants, toast and hot chocolate

Fun in the Snow!

Pupils were delighted to see the snow this morning. Welcome to our new addition

Chinese Food Tasting in Primary 2

For Chinese New Year, pupils in Primary 2 enjoyed tasting Chinese foods.

Panathlon Swimming Gala

6 pupils competed in the National Finals in London and achieved first place! Well Done to the Swim Team

Outdoor Week News

Take a look at the exciting activities we are planning for our pupils in Outdoor Week from Mon 9th - Fri 13th July.

                    What do our Parent/Carer's say?


'We are lucky as parents to have a school like this'

'A happy child will learn'

'Pupils are happy and thrive here'


Comments tsken from recent OFSTED survey.


Great Arley School - Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve