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

Crafting New Milton’s heritage

Young people in New Milton are set to preserve the heritage of their home town in the most modern of ways – by using Minecraft. Fifteen youngsters from The Arnewood School are carefully crafting the town’s post World War II history by re-creating streets and buildings using the popular computer game and app. Now young people throughout the town are … Read More

Students enjoy inspirational visit from athlete

Students at a New Forest school were left inspired when Paralympian Luke Sinnott thanked them for their fundraising efforts. The Arnewood School in New Milton was visited by Luke as it is one of the leading schools in the UK to raise money for Sports Relief. In the past six years the school has raised more than £51,000 for charity, … Read More

Back to the classroom

A group of New Forest governors went back to school for the day. The Arnewood School in New Milton hosted its very own ‘Governors’ Day.’ This special event was designed to give the governors a full insight into a typical school day. They conducted ‘learning walks’ in different departments, observed lessons, had one-to-one discussions with heads of departments and had … Read More

School reaches top of the summit in A-level results

A New Forest school has received official recognition for being among the best in the south-east for three A-level subjects. The Arnewood School features in the prestigious ALPS (A Level Performance Systems) Directory, which highlights schools that have been ‘consistently strong’ in their teaching and examination results. And the New Milton school has been highlighted as having some of the … Read More

Arnewood school rocks

Talented students struck a chord when they rocked their own version of a West End musical. The Arnewood School in New Milton was one of the lucky schools across the UK to be given free rights to perform Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s latest stage hit, School of Rock the Musical. In December 2016, Lloyd Weber announced that schools across the … Read More

Education boost for boys

A New Forest school has shone the spotlight on raising the achievement of boys when it hosted a workshop from one of the country’s leading education consultants. The Arnewood School in New Milton welcomed expert and author Gary Wilson to the school, where he held a presentation for teachers from across the area and a workshop for parents. At the … Read More

Life begins again for school building

For the first time in 40 years The Arnewood School in New Milton is to undergo a major facelift. The school’s main building is to receive a £2.5million overhaul after Arnewood successfully secured a Condition Improvement grant from the government. This funding will see the current 1970s building stripped bare apart from its main structural walls and replaced with an … Read More

Nine is the magic number

Several students at The Arnewood School in New Milton are on cloud nine after achieving the top mark. This year heralds the introduction of numerical grades for GCSE English and Maths – with 9 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. The new 9 grade is even higher than the old A*. Those proud holders of 9s are: Georgina … Read More

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