News

Monday 17th September 2012

King Solomon Academy is featured in an article in The Economist and was also praised by Anthony Seldon in a Sunday Times piece on what independent schools can learn from the state sector.
The school also appeared on Newsnight in their piece about the new exams to replace GCSE. Watch it here.

Thursday 23rd August 2012

ARK Schools today reported the network's sixth GCSE results, covering the five ARK academies with a GCSE cohort this year. Since each school opened as an ARK academy the average annual increase in pupils achieving five GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics is 6.5 percentage points.
The school data shows that 57% of ARK pupils have achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths. This compares to an average of 19% in the predecessor schools seven years ago.

Thursday 23rd August 2012

ARK's five academies with GCSE pupils have reported their results today.
Download a full press release here.

Thursday 16th August 2012

Students at ARK's Burlington Danes Academy are celebrating their best A level results, with 81% of all grades awarded to Year 13 students at A*-C - up from 68% last year. Read more here.

Wednesday 25th July 2012

On 27 June the fourth annual ARK Schools Music Gala took place at the Barbican in London. More than 450 pupils from across the ARK network took part in choral and instrumental performances, in front of an audience of 1200 friends, family and staff. The concert included performances from each ARK academy, as well as our network-wide choirs (the ONE VOICE massed choir and SPARK choir) and SOUNDS ALIVE Fusion Ensemble.

Monday 23rd July 2012

ARK Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Frame as principal designate of ARK All Saints Academy, the ARK Schools/Church of England academy which will open on the site of St Michael and All Angels Academy in Camberwell in September 2013. She will take up the post in January which will give her two clear terms of preparation for the opening in September.

Monday 18th June 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge took part in an ARK outdoor challenge with children from ARK's King Solomon Academy. The duchess chatted to the children and saw their activities, such as building a shelter and a camp fire. 
The course was part of ARK's programme of schools-led outdoor adventure trips, designed to enable schools in inner-city areas to lead their own trips at low cost. 

Thursday 7th June 2012

ARK, Eurochild and Hope and Homes for Children called on EU decision makers to take decisive action to help end the harmful and unnecessary institutionalisation of over a million children in Europe. 
This includes dedicated cohesion policy funding for the de-institutionalisation of children in the new EU budget and the development of clear policy guidelines and monitoring mechanisms at EU level.

Monday 21st May 2012

ARK Schools will sponsor the new ARK Kings Academy which opens in September following the decision of Kings Norton High School to become an ARK academy in pursuit of their ambition to make Kings Norton High School an outstanding school. Today ARK announces the appointment of Kieran Larkin as the principal of ARK Kings Academy.

Thursday 12th April 2012

The first national audit of the Romanian child care system - carried out by Hope and Homes and co-funded by ARK - was launched in Bucharest at a conference gathering 170 key government and non government actors within Romanian child care on April 4th. 
As the first rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the country's child care needs and facilities, the audit is a critical step in ARK and Hope and Homes' plan to close all remaining institutions for children in Romania by 2020.

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