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Arthur Mee

The Arthur Mee centre is a former primary school and has been re-purposed to provide learning and development to around 150 students with special needs. Our Supported Learning (SEND) provision offers support to those who need extra help to live independently or prepare for work. Our dedicated team of teachers and learning support workers are passionate about the welfare and learning experience of our students but go out of their way to make sure a day at Arthur Mee is fun too!

A sensory room, accessible IT software and accessible sports facilities are just some of the resources we have available on site.

Our flexible learning programmes range from pre-entry level through to Level 1 and all learning involves visits to our other campuses to try out everything from our construction We spent our time building confidence, nurturing self-esteem, developing self-awareness and focussing on the skills our students need to thrive in work and through life in general.

Contact Information

Nottingham College
Church Street

Telephone: 0115 9 100 100

Head of Centre: Carl Ara

There is a refectory within the Stapleford centre providing hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.

Small class sizes and integral learning support, combined with tutors with specialist training and the experience to recognise and understand your needs, helps all students achieve.

To support the learning and development experience, we have a vast range of specialist resources, including:

  • A sensory room which opened in 2016
  • Accessible ICT room for students with multiple and profound difficulties
  • Fully accessible classrooms
  • Fully accessible an well-equipped libraries
  • Access to vocational studies
  • Fully accessible kitchens
  • Access to multi-purpose vehicles which we use for training to promote independent travel.

The library is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm.

We have 22 desktop PCs available on a drop-in basis for you to complete your College work. You can also book these in advance. Two of the PCs are placed on adjustable desks for ease of access, one of which has a touch-screen. We also have large-key keyboards and laptops for you to borrow for use in this library.

All our PCs and laptops provide access to the Microsoft Office suite and the Internet.

We have two colour and black and white printers and photocopiers that also have scanning and emailing functions. You can borrow phone chargers and headphones to use in the library and we also sell a range of stationery and offer a laminating service.

There is table space for you to study at, a wide range of resources for you to borrow and at dinner times you can even enjoy adult colouring and board games!

You can contact the libary on 0115 884 2412 or email at

By bus

There are bus stops a few minutes walk from the Stapleford centre.

- Nottingham City Transport - All city bus timetables and routes
- Trent Barton - Out of city bus routes.
- National Express - for a countrywide bus service.

By car

Limited car parking is available for which there is a charge of £3 per day or £1.50 per half day. There are parking machines on site or you can pay using the Ringo app.