School building named after long-serving governor

A New Forest school has made a touching tribute to its Chair of Governors who has served it for more than 40 years. The Arnewood School in New Milton has renamed its newly refurbished school block the Elizabeth Cook building. Elizabeth has served the school as a governor since 1974 and been its Chair of Governors since 1978. At the … Read More

West meets East

Eight school leaders from Southampton and the New Forest have returned from a fact finding mission to China. The party from Milford-on-Sea CE Primary School, The Arnewood School, Wildern School and Fairoaks Primary School attended two education conferences in Shenzhen. The conferences were attended by more than 600 delegates, including education bureau officials and headteachers, who were keen to gain … Read More

Arnewood celebrates excellent GCSE results across the board

The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating after seeing its students come away with excellent GCSE results. Overall the school saw 65% of its students achieve at least five 9-4 grades that include English and Maths. And among them were a number of high flying students who have achieved a raft of grade 9s – the new top GCSE … Read More

Excellent A-level results puts Arnewood above the national average

Students at The Arnewood School Sixth Form have turned in another year of excellent A-level results, substantially above the national average. More than 40% of students achieved A*- B grades with all students able to attend the university course or employment route of their choice. Notable results include Victoria Primmer who achieved a Distinction * in Creative Digital Media which, … Read More

Planting the seeds of success to bloom

Students at one New Forest school are set to dig deep for victory as they enter a floral competition. Seven green-fingered enthusiasts from The Arnewood School in New Milton have designed and planted a new garden area that will be entered in the Britain in Bloom competition. Their new garden for the school will be battling it out in the … Read More

Students give their regards to Broadway

Drama students from a New Forest school got to tread the most famous stage in the world when they enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to New York. The Year 11s and sixth formers from The Arnewood School enjoyed five days in the Big Apple to get a taste of theatre life plus American culture and history. Their trip included … Read More

Arnewood will rock you

Talented students from The Arnewood School are set to rock the foundations of their building when they entertain audiences with their version of a Queen-inspired musical. From acting to singing and from playing musical instruments to back stage production, altogether 75 students will be bringing this ambitious production of Schools Will Rock You to packed audiences. Their take on the … Read More

Ofsted praise for The Arnewood School

The Arnewood School in New Milton has been rated ‘Good’ across the board with its sixth form praised as ‘Outstanding’. Ofsted inspectors gave their verdicts after spending two days at the school last month. In her report, lead inspector Susan Aykin, said: “Leaders and governors have worked hard to ensure that pupils receive a good education at The Arnewood School. … Read More

New high-tech innovation suite for Arnewood

Students at a New Forest school are enjoying the latest IT equipment thanks to a £25,000 award. The Arnewood School in New Milton now boasts 26 new PCs and monitors all installed with the most up-to-date software. In addition, the school has also been able to buy new desks and chairs for its IT suite thanks to the generous award … Read More

Arnewood students on cloud nine

The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating a record number of grade 9s – the new top GCSE grade that even beats the old A*. Fourteen of its highflying students scored between them an outstanding 48 grade 9s. The new grade 9 is designed to be so tough to obtain that very few are expected to be awarded across … Read More