News

Ark Boulton Academy
Wednesday 24th May 2017

Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham has been rated good in every category in its first Section 5 Ofsted report.

Thursday 30th March 2017

Ark Conway Primary Academy in Hammersmith has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to workplace wellbeing. The school were awarded Gold in Mind’s inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Index, which shows they are achieving excellence within their workplace.

Ark music
Wednesday 29th March 2017

Performing a range of pieces, from Beethoven movements to Michael Jackson pop songs, nearly 100 Ark students gathered together recently for a three-day residential music programme.
Ten Ark schools participated in the event, which brought together singers from Ark’s "Spark" mass choir and instrumentalists from Ark’s "Fusion" ensemble.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

On Tuesday 21 March Ark hosted “Art for Ark,” an auction arranged in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has supported Ark since 2004, most recently working with Mathematics Mastery to help transform maths attainment across the UK.
Forty-five pieces of artwork from students and teachers across the Ark network were hung in London’s famed Saatchi Gallery. Guests, including staff from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, were invited to bid on the pieces in a silent auction.

Ark Blacklands Academy
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd visited Ark Blacklands Primary Academy on Friday 3 March to congratulate the school on being rated as outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspection.
Ark Blacklands became one of only eleven schools in the country to go straight from an inadequate grading to outstanding.

Ark Helenswood Academy
Thursday 9th March 2017

Schools across the network celebrated female power on International Women’s Day, #IWD2017, yesterday. 
The annual event inspired activities in Ark schools that highlighted the achievements of women from local communities, businesses and universities as well as inspirations from across the globe. 

Daisy Christodoulou
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Daisy Christodoulou, Head of Assessment at Ark, has added to the assessment debate with her new book, Making Good Progress? The future of Assessment for Learning. The book analyses the impact that Assessment for Learning has had in classrooms. 

Micah Dolphy
Monday 13th February 2017

Micah Dolphy, student at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London, has released her first book, Poetic Surds. The collection of poems was written in tribute of Micah's late father. 
To celebrate the success of Poetic Surds, Ark Evelyn Grace was chosen by Micah to host a special book launch on Wednesday 8 February 2017. The book launch was well attended by Micah’s family, friends, school and local community.

Sir David Carter presents at Teach 2017
Monday 6th February 2017

On Saturday 4 February 2017, teaching and education professionals came together to discuss 'What makes excellent teaching?'
The event featured keynote speeches from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, and Lorraine Clarke, Principal of Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge primary academies. Throughout the day teachers took part in practical workshops and inspiring talks, ranging from Technology for teaching and Understanding the teenage brain to The behaviour management cycle and The characteristics of great teachers.

Friday 20th January 2017

Ark King Solomon Academy, a non-selective school near London’s Edgware Road has been ranked in the top five schools in the country - higher even than any selective school, according to league tables released by the government.
 

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The Evening Standard

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The Economist

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The Times

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