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Archway School

Archway is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated in Stroud, Gloucestershire with approximately 1000 students on roll. Archway was visited by a team of Ofsted inspectors in March 2022 and the school was graded “Good” in all five categories, with an overall effectiveness grade of “Good”. The inspectors recognised the significant progress that had been made in a number of areas since the previous inspection in 2018. The school prides itself on its inclusive attitude and green credentials.

Our last Ofsted inspection also recognised our growing sense of ambition, this is reflected in the improvement the school has made in recent years. Progress 8 figures continue to be on a steady upward curve and our Sixth Form has consistently shown positive value added.

About our school experience

Observing lessons and different teaching styles, interacting with pupils, seeing how specific subjects are taught and learning more about the teacher training process.
Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.25pm
Dress code

Business dress

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or Driving Licence
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. DBS check required

Placement availability

You can request experience with this school and they will contact you when they have availability.

School experience type
In school


Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AX
Map showing Archway School

Yes - on site parking provided

On site parking

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AX
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. DBS check required

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and media studies
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education