Welcome To Our New Website!

About Us

We are a busy but friendly academy, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the academy, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Requests for Paper Copies

If, as a parent, you wish to have a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please request this at the academy office or contact us using the online form here. You will be provided with this information free of charge.

Arley is a Community Primary Academy with 206 children on roll. It is situated in the village of New Arley and retains the character and community commitment of a ‘village school’. The academy mainly serves the villages of New Arley and Old Arley. The academy has a standard admissions number of 30 and admits children into Reception in the September of the academic year in which they are 5 years old. The academy has a 30-hour Nursery, which admits children at the beginning of the autumn and spring terms.

​The academy plays an important role in the village and is proud to have the character and community commitment of a 'village school'.


Dear families and friends,

Welcome to Arley Primary School. I hope you enjoy looking around our site and getting to know our school.

We are a small school in the village of Arley. The school is proud to take its place in our community and we remain determined to continue to strengthen as a center of celebration of our rich diversity. We work alongside an extremely active and supportive governing body who encourage the very best for each and every pupil at Arley.

Our aim at Arley is to create an environment that is supportive, friendly and nurturing. When children feel safe, secure and happy, they learn at their very best. We have high expectations for emotional and academic success and children are at the heart of all that we do.

We want children to believe in themselves and have high aspirations. We want children to want to learn and understand that learning opens up a world of endless possibilities. Children at Arley can go on to achieve their goals and aspirations, whatever they may be.

I am proud to lead Arley Primary School as Headteacher and I bring with me a determination to provide the very best education possible for our students. My team and I share a passion for inspiring children to learn and we help to open the door to happy and successful lives.

At Arley, our vision is clear ‘New Beginnings, Endless Possibilities’, as each day begins, endless possibilities lie before us. We would welcome your child to start their new beginning with us.

Mrs K Parkes

Interim Head Teacher

Vision and Value
New Beginnings,
Endless Possibilities
This is our vision:
As each new day begins - endless possibilities lie before us – to be the very best that we can be through hard work, commitment, dedication and aspiration. This is the vision for Arley Primary School. As a school community we share our ideas, discuss our hopes and dreams and together take ownership of the future we build for and with our children.
These are our values:

Our new school values are built upon the vision: kindness, respect, independence, empathy, resilience, honesty, tolerance and positivity. These will form the ‘Arley 8’ and sit at the heart of the culture in our school