Thinking of applying for a place with us?
Looking to secure a place in September 2018 for our new Year 7?
Warwickshire Local Authority are our "admissions authority" which means you will need to apply for a place via their website which you will find here.
From a middle school, moved to the area or just looking to join our continuing success story? Please contact Sally Smith (details below) to find out about any spaces that might become available in Yrs 8-10.
Open Evening for September 2018 prospective students:
Thursday 21 September 2017 from 6.30-9.00pm
(Headteacher's address: 6.40pm and 7.30pm)
Thursday 28 September / 5 October / 12 October - all at 9.00am
Nestled in the heart of rural Warwickshire, Henley-in-Arden School is one of the education world’s hidden gems. With pressure on school places in Solihull and Birmingham, and a growing desire for a smaller, friendlier school experience, more and more parents are discovering our 600 pupil secondary school, especially as families are no longer restricted to choosing a school in their own local authority.
We are resolutely focused on academic achievement. Academic results are above the national average and many of our pupils go on to prestigious sixth forms. Very many pupils, such as the record breaking Isabelle Brennan (12A*s at GCSE), go on to Oxbridge and “Russell Group” universities including, in Isabelle’s case, Balliol College, Oxford where she is studying Biomedical Science. In 2017 students also reached such notable institutions as Warwick, Bristol and York.
Being a smaller school doesn’t stop us providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including many very successful sports clubs and even our own equestrian team! Particularly noteworthy is our emphasis on the Performing Arts. A quick glance at our website’s alumni page reveals our strengths in drama, dance and music with students graduating from top specialist schools including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and Guild Hall; our students go on to fantastic successes, for example recent ex-pupils Connor Ball (star of The Vamps) and Poldark actor Alexander Sebastian Morris.
Nowadays, families have a wide range of schools to choose from as parents are no longer restricted by traditional 'catchment areas'. Nevertheless, we're always surprised how many families aren’t aware that a school such as Henley-in-Arden School is an option for them - but we are! Admissions are open now and anyone wanting to visit us is welcome to either attend the open evening in September or contact the school to book a visit during one of the open mornings.
Come and see us, browse our website or follow us on twitter (@henleyschool) to stay in touch with this small school with big ambitions.
Mr Steven Jefferies NPQH
This very short video highlights the safe, inviting environment of the mediaeval market town of Henley-in-Arden; we look forward to welcoming you to our town, and to its school, very soon. You can access us by rail, coach, bus, car... or even by horse and cart, as many have done since Shakespeare's time and before!
A small, rural school where everyone is treated as an individual and teaching is rated
as “good and ... outstanding” (OFSTED 2013).
“The teachers are brilliant, the level of discipline is correct, the encouragement is
superb.” (Y10 Parent).
“I would definitely recommend HIAS to other prospective parents.” (Y10 Parent).
“Fantastic school full of fantastic teachers and support staff.” (Y9 Parent).
“Absolutely superb.” (Y7 Parent).
This table show different results from the DfE's comparison tool, because their data reflects the school's performance prior to GCSE script remarks that we have received since August. The DfE site's out-of-date information will be updated in January 2017.
Boys' Rugby Team 2017
Recent Henley-in-Arden School alumnus Connor Ball (far right)
with his internationally successful pop band, 'The Vamps'.
Girls' Netball Team 2017
Equestrian Team 2017