Arnold Lodge is a school with a rich history. We’re proud of our past, but we look to the future to ensure that we equip all of our pupils with the skills and confidence necessary to succeed.

Arnold Lodge School was founded in September 1864 by Alfred Kirk, a former Assistant Master at Leamington College.  He named the school in honour of Dr Thomas Arnold, a headmaster of Rugby School in the 1800s, who revolutionised the English education system.

Originally the only prep school in Warwickshire, Arnold Lodge School extended its admission age to the GCSE years in 2008, with a Sixth Form added in 2013. The school is housed across a mix of Victorian and modern buildings, and has more than 220 day pupils aged between 3 and 18.

Arnold Lodge School celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014 and, while we’re proud of our heritage and traditions, we look to the future and aren’t afraid to be different, to innovate and to change in order to secure the best education for all of our pupils.

Notable Alumni include:

  • John Cridlan Barrett; recipient of the Victoria Cross ‘for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty’ in September 1918
  • Denis Matthews; English pianist and musicologist
  • Ramsey Wherrett; author, oil painter, designer, illustrator
  • Simon Cheshire; English children’s writer
  • Christian Horner; Principal of the Red Bull Formula One Racing Team and former racing driver
  • Alex Grove; Scottish international Rugby Union player
  • Faris Badwan; singer with alternative rock band The Horrors and side project Cat’s Eyes
  • Justin Hollingsworth; English international (visually impaired) VI Cricket player
  • Tim Barrow CMG LVO MBE; U.K. Ambassador to the EU

Contact Us

Telephone: 01926 778050


15-17 Kenilworth Rd,
Leamington Spa,
CV32 5TW

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