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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 needs, including moderate and severe learning difficulties, 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 students 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 mission statement


At Great Arley School, we want to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and life prospects of all children at our school.


We will do this by empowering them with knowledge, self-belief, life skills and strategies appropriate to their learning differences as well as promoting positive mental health, so that they can go forward in the modern world respecting themselves and others, and achieve their very best.


We want our pupils to “Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve”



Our vision


  • To become a great provider and recognised leader of SEND in Lancashire
  • To provide the right curriculum that is personalised for every child to ensure they reach their full potential
  • To provide a safe & thriving environment for both staff and pupils where wellbeing is paramount


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