Archway is a comprehensive school where students of all abilities learn to live and work together as they will in their adult lives. We have 1170 students aged between 11 and 18 years old. Typically our students go on to make significant contributions in the wider world of academic study, scientific and technological research and development, commerce and industry, the arts and sport and to their local communities.
Our role is to support them in realising these aspirations. A majority of our students continue into further education and many go on to Universities and Colleges. However, no matter what a child’s abilities, each is valued as an individual and encouraged to achieve his or her best.
Academic achievement, innovation, creativity and care are hallmarks of Archway: our students exhibit high standards in their work, behaviour and play. Along with a close partnership between school and home, these provide the basis of success for all.
Our aim is to offer quality and breadth in our teaching and learning, underpinned by individual care. We are proud of our popular and thriving school and of our students who benefit from committed staff, specialist facilities and access to our own sixth form. We hope that this prospectus will give you a flavour of what we have to offer. We welcome visits and we look forward to meeting you. Choosing a secondary school is an important decision and we shall be delighted to help in any way we can.
Colin Belford, Headteacher