“ Address: Stratford Road / Henley-in-Arden / Warwickshire / B95 6AF / England „
If your child is disabled expect to receive little support or education from this school. The school does not label its disabled toilets, has no disabled parking spaces and the headmaster admits that it excludes disabled children for reasons relating to their disability. The school has a history of ignoring legislation designed to protect the rights of disabled children, for example as of writing this review it does not have a disability equality scheme in place, something that has been a mandatory legal requirement since 2006. The equality and human rights commission have written to the headmaster to remind them of their obligations.Exclusion appeals are being illegally run by unqualified governors who have not received the required training. If the school is willing to cheat disabled pupils in this way, one can only imagine how it supports other children.
Henley-in-Arden High School is a school that prides itself in the performing arts and occasionally does plays and shows for the residents of Henley
My son, in his final year, attends Henley High School and although he didn't actually take any performing arts, he is very happy with his options and the school, as am i.
The teachers there are great and are very supportive and helpful, willing to stay after school to help run clubs like the various dance, music and drama classes that go on after hours. Also at the school are teachers who specialise in helping those with special needs and can give these pupils emotional support and extra time in exams ect.
There are around 25 class rooms (from what my son told me) and a brand spanking new modern hall for drama and dance pupils. For the first two and a half years (7, 8 and half of 9) you have compulsory lessons. These are Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Physical Education, Religious Studies, French, Spanish, Food Technology, Graphics and Wood/Metal Work.
After your 2 and a half years you will be able to drop most of the subjects except for maths, english, science religious studies and physical education. Then you can choose your four options, these are made up of your list above as well as vocational courses at college, which my son really enjoys.
The only possible disadvantage is that my son complained of is the food, he said it was overpriced, so I now give him a packed lunch.
The school is situated between Redditch, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. Ideal if you live in those areas, yet the school is also attended by people as far away as Birmingham. So, no matter if your child is thinking of starting in year 7 or changing schools, they are sure to enjoy their time at Henley High.