High standards maintained at Arnewood

Mark Colman (head of sixth form) LEFT and Nigel Pressnell (headteacher) RIGHT, with some of their star A Level students The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating another successful year of A-level results – with every one of its students passing. In addition to 100% securing A* to E grades, more than one in five students (21%) achieved A* … Read More

Letting off steam at secondary school

From political debating to a virtual lesson in outer space, primary school children from across the New Forest were given a fun day’s introduction to the world of secondary education. The youngsters were attending the annual STEAM Day (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) hosted by The Arnewood School in New Milton. More than 300 Year 5 students from New … Read More

Knight and a week to remember

Wannabe politician Leon Gould had a knight and week to remember when he trod the corridors of power with his local MP. The Arnewood School Year 10 student, Leon, spent his work experience in the Palace of Westminster under the guidance of New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne. And the experience has cemented Leon’s ambition to one day follow … Read More

Student has the tools to succeed

Talented teenager Nathan Ferris has been given the tools to help him build his dream career in construction. The Arnewood School student is the lucky recipient of a £200 sponsorship from New Forest construction firm, Pennyfarthing Homes and Travis Perkins. For the last six years Pennyfarthing Homes has been working closely with the New Milton school to support its students who … Read More

Students shine on speech day

Five sixth form students from the New Forest roused audiences with their new found public speaking skills. The talented Year 12 students from The Arnewood School in New Milton gave speeches Winston Churchill would have been proud of, thanks to an intensive six week course on public speaking. Their training culminated in a speech day when the teenagers had to … Read More

Virtual school trips are out of this world

Hundreds of New Forest school students were whisked away to the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and even the solar system – and all without leaving the classroom. This virtual trip around the universe was made possible when Google paid a special visit to The Arnewood School in New Milton. The internet giants were in the school as part … Read More

Hitting the high notes

Talented students from a New Forest school wowed packed audiences with their sell-out production of High School Musical. More than 70 students from The Arnewood School in New Milton performed in the mammoth production, which was held across three nights and has been in the planning since June last year. Starring Year 11’s James Hilton-Foster and year 12’s Daisy Sheppard, … Read More

Shining a light on the arts

Students from a New Forest school were given the chance to shine when they spent the day at a local arts centre. The Year 7 students from The Arnewood School in New Milton spent the day at the nearby Forest Arts Centre to get creative in many different art forms. Their day included a visual art workshop where they worked … Read More

A grand day out

It was a case of deja vu for some visitors when a New Forest school opened its doors to grandparents. Among the many proud granddads and nans who were at The Arnewood School for its annual ‘grandparents’ day’ were two former students. Christine Vibert and Elaine Cawley were the first of three generations of their families to attend Arnewood and … Read More

Jolly hockey sticks

Primary school children from across the New Forest were given a ‘quick’ introduction to hockey. The Arnewood School in New Milton played host to a ‘quicksticks’ hockey tournament and welcomed 90 children to its multi-sport astro turf pitches. There were eight schools competing – Blackfield, Brockenhurst, Hordle, Marchwood, Milford-on-Sea, Our Lady St Joseph, St Luke’s and Western Downland. And in … Read More