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Arbour Vale School focuses on meeting the needs of all pupils, both collectively and individually. We are committed to providing a friendly atmosphere where pupils can fulfil their potential, grow in confidence and above all, be happy.

We provide a high quality education, recognising and valuing the achievement of each individual. We believe in developing our pupil’s basic skills with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy as well as developing skills for independent life.

We provide our pupils with a wide variety of experiences in a stimulating and exciting learning environment. As a school we are very proud of our achievements in PE and Games, Music and the Expressive Arts.

We are a caring school and work hard to provide a safe and happy place where everyone feels valued.


About Us

Arbour Vale School is a large special school situated on the outskirts of Slough, very close to the countryside and the Buckinghamshire border. We cater for pupils between the ages of 3 to 19 year olds with a broad range of special educational needs.  

We can offer 

  • A large all age special school with enthusiastic pupils and staff
  • A school where Literacy in its broadest sense is a top priority
  • Commitment to Sport as a specialist sports college
  • Commitment to ICT – well resourced, laptops or PC’s for all teachers
  • Focus on Creative learning through external partnerships and strong Music, Art and Design and Technology departments
  • Cultural diversity both within the school and through community, national and international links
  • Commitment to professional development for all
  • A school that encourages applications from mainstream teachers


"Learning together"

Our aim is to enable every child to fulfil their full potential. We recognise that every child has unique and special needs that require individualisation, imagination and enthusiasm to ensure success.

We learn together with our pupils the best ways to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes they will need as young adults. We recognise that many of our pupils need a specialised approach to their learning and development and this is encompassed in the personalised approach we adopt for every pupil. The development of good practice and professional development has extended our expertise to meet the needs of a broad range of pupils.

A year 9 pupil summarised our approach to learning as:

  • Flexible - lots of ways to do things
  • Friendly and understanding - they help us in the best way they can
  • A better chance to learn
  • More trust and lots of opportunities
  • You get to do a wide range of different, fun things 

Our aim is to provide an inclusive vibrant school where your child can fulfil their potential, grow in confidence and above all, be happy. We have designed the website to give you a picture of how we meet this aim.

We are very proud of the successes of our pupils and of our involvement in local and national events.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

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