A message from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

The new term has started well, with students taking part in many exciting activities. I hope you enjoy reading about these on our website in the coming months.

Having served 10 years as Headteacher of The High Arcal School, I have decided to retire at the end of this term.

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Message from West Midlands Police following recent Hoax Bomb calls

Please Click Here to read the notice issued following the recent spate of hoax bomb calls to schools.

Please be assured that we have an emergency plan in place and we regularly practise our evacuation procedures in school.

Geneva Update

Please Click Here to follow updates on the Geneva trip

The High Arcal School Promotional Video

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Please Click Here to view the latest Ofsted Report

Upcoming Event

School Production
Tuesday 9th February ( am) – Full dress rehearsal to primary schools.
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February – 7pm.
Please Click Here to view.

Football & Netball Interhouse – starts on 21st March.

Latest Videos

High Arcal Bake-Off
High Arcal Charity Concert Preview
Interview with the attendance officer

E-Safety Announcement

“Sexting” is an increasingly common activity among children and young people, where they share inappropriate or explicit images on-line or through mobile phones. It can also refer to written messages. “Sexting” is the exchange of self-generated sexually explicit images, through mobile picture messages or webcams over the internet. It is also called cybersex or sending a nude selfie or picture.
There were over 1,200 Childline counselling sessions that mentioned “sexting” in 2014/15 (NSPCC 2015). Most young people do not see “sexting” as a problem and are reluctant to talk to adults about it because they are afraid of being judged or having their phones taken away.
When images are stored or shared on line they become public. They can be deleted on social media or may only last a few seconds on apps like Snapchat, but images can still be saved or copied by others. These images may never be completely removed and could be found in the future, for example when applying for jobs or university. “Sexting” is illegal. By sending an explicit image, a young person is producing and distributing child abuse images and risks being prosecuted, even if the picture is taken and shared with their permission. If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety and would like to raise this issue in confidence please email safe@high-arcal.dudley.sch.uk

Latest News & Events

Students visit the Holocaust Memorial Exhibition

On the 29th of January we started our trip to the holocaust memorial exhibition. We were asked to attend by Ian Austin the local MP. This was a service in memory of the people […]

Year 10’s experience the life at Cambridge University

On Thursday 4th February 2016, myself and eight other pupils took a trip to Cambridge University to visit Girton College. Throughout the day we were given a speech by a former Oxford student, had […]

Wightwick victorious in the Mathematics Interhouse!

On the 3rd of February, 2016, the Mathematics Department organised the annual Interhouse Maths Competition and like all House Events, this one held plenty of cheers, applause and unabashed House Spirit.

The competition was hosted by […]

Worcester Wolves Visit

Visit to Worcester Wolves

Thanks to a growing partnership between Worcester University and the school, the P.E. department were able to organise tickets to watch a live professional game.

After a fantastic start to the basketball […]

Year 11’s Ace A-Level Masterclasses in Science

On Monday 11th January, ten triple science students celebrated the completion of a programme of A-Level Science Masterclasses held at Bishop Milner Catcholic College. The students, who all have ambitious future aspirations, volunteered their […]

High Arcal Students play Carol music in supermarkets.

From the 21st December up until Christmas eve, students from the school band in years 7 – 11 gave up their holiday to play carols in the local supermarkets including Dudley Tesco, Wombourne Sainsbury’s and […]

High Arcal Carol Service – December 16th 2015

All Saints Church provided the venue for an evening of Christmas variety at High Arcal’s Carol Service. A packed congregation were treated to a carefully chosen programme of songs, carols, band numbers and drama […]

The Clothes Show Live NEC Birmingham

The Textiles Department, Miss Streete and Mrs Boyle, once again took 35 textiles pupils to The Clothes Show Live Birmingham. The day was enjoyed by all with many pupils loving the catwalk feature. We […]

Latest Events

February 15, 2016
February 24, 2016
February 25, 2016
March 7, 2016
  • Dance Festival Rehearsal (All Day Hall)
    Starts: March 7, 2016
March 8, 2016
  • Dance Festival Rehearsal (All Day at The Evolve, Dudley College)
    Starts: March 8, 2016
March 9, 2016
  • Dance Festival at The Evolve, Dudley College
    Starts: March 9, 2016
March 10, 2016
  • Dance Festival at The Evolve, Dudley College
    Starts: March 10, 2016
March 15, 2016
March 21, 2016
March 22, 2016
  • Year 11 Art Exam (All Day) 2 groups
    Starts: March 22, 2016
March 24, 2016
March 25, 2016
March 28, 2016
April 11, 2016
Our Calendar

Year 11 parents evening – Thursday 25th February 2016.