Arco academy provides a sports-focused alternative education for young people who are unable, for whatever reason, to attend mainstream school.
I am Lisa Miller, Principal of Arco Academy and I would personally like to welcome you to our school.
We aim to empower our students to become the best version of themselves.
We are a sports-specialist independent school offering an alternative education to students referred by their schools.
We believe that sports participation helps improve educational performance and the development of critical life skills including goal setting, discipline, teamwork, resilience, focus and hard work so all of our students participate in daily sports activity, tailored to their ability.
At the same time we work with each student on a tailored learning programme designed to help them achieve their full academic potential.
We want our students to enjoy learning and exercising at a level that is right for them so they can achieve more and develop higher levels of confidence and self-esteem.
We also offer additional vocational courses and personal development opportunities to help students better understand the world of work and improve their chances of employment.
We are lucky to have excellent sports and classroom facilities here at Camberwell Leisure Centre, which is ideally located for access from across London.
Our staff (many of whom have previously been professional athletes) are role models for the students and constantly reinforce our core values of high standards, personal responsibility, professionalism and integrity. They work hard to create a safe and secure environment in which our students can flourish.
Ultimately, we want our students to leave Arco Academy as well-rounded individuals ready to return to mainstream education, better equipped for the future world of work and able make a positive contribution to society.
If you want to know more about our approach you can find further information throughout our website but it would be great to have a chance to discuss your requirements for alternative provision with you and answer any questions personally. You are welcome to visit us here at Camberwell so you can see for yourself the impact we are having.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Principal, Arco Academy