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MacIntyre Academies

Venture Academy

Venture Academy is the new name for Arden Fields School based in Henley-In-Arden, South Warwickshire - now part of MacIntyre Academies.

 It is a special school catering for children and young people aged 9 -16 years with autism and/or a social, emotional or mental health diagnosis. The school is not currently at full capacity (with currently 26 students) but has plans to increase pupil numbers over the next 3 years up to 50.

A new website is under construction for Venture but for now you can visit the current website for more information:

  • MacIntyre was founded in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, parent of a disabled child who believed passionately in improving lives for those with learning disabilities &/or autism Now one of the leading, national charities setting standards & increasing choice #mkhour #mkcharities

  • Mental Health is one of the county's top priorities when it comes to keeping you safe and healthy. We're working with colleagues @CCC and @CWPT_NHS to ensure you're provided with the relevant services you need in your area. Go to to complete the survey.

  • Looking forward to world book day tomorrow at Venture. Lots of activities planned and costume making afoot.

  • Just a reminder that Friday 5th March is our MAT conference and a training day for staff. Pupils are not expected on site and there is no direct remote learning being taught on that day. The home learning pages are still available for pupils to use though.

  • A busy week preparing for all pupils to return next Monday....although lots are already back thankfully. Home testing information will be issued tomorrow to families via parentpay.

Emily Hopkins-Haynes

Principal, Venture Academy