Our School

"Around the academy, students behave well and are polite and well mannered."
(OFSTED 2013)

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About The Arnewood School

Judged 'outstanding' in the Ofsted Inspection of January 2013. Parents and carers my also be interested to know that Mr Nigel Pressnell, BA Hons, MA, was appointed Headteacher in September 2015.

The Arnewood School is a popular 11-19 mixed Academy of about 1200 students. It is situated in New Milton, an attractive small town, south west of the picturesque New Forest and a few minutes drive from Lymington and the south coast.  

We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and high level of academic achievement through which all students are encouraged to fulfil their individual potential. Our guiding principle at The Arnewood School is to work with parents and others in the community to provide the best for all children in their future.  We do this by "working together; shaping tomorrow". It is a culture that leads teaching at all levels; for example, no fewer than 24 students, from our comprehensive intake, have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge in the last eight years. 

The school's continued programme of building renovation has led to noticeable improvements in the school environment. Lord David Puttnam kindly opened the first of the school's new science and vocational rooms when he visited the school in October 2012.