Arden Academy is a ten form entry (from 2015) mixed comprehensive secondary school with academy status It was re-designated as an 11-18 school in September 2008. Arden is situated in the village of Knowle, three miles from Solihull town centre in the West Midlands, United Kingdom.
In 2006 there was a 'Post 16 Centre' installed, with the first trial year group finishing in Summer 2008. The pilot sixth-form was successful, and gave Arden School its official 11-18 status the following year. The sixth-form admits approximately 120 students each year.
As of October 2010, Arden School became an academy under government plans and was renamed 'Arden'. Due to its academical status it became independent from the local council.