News

Thursday 28th April 2016

Teachers from across the country joined staff and guest speakers at Ark Helenswood Academy this week to tackle ‘life beyond levels’ and the recent changes in primary and secondary assessment.

Friday 15th April 2016

Ark St Alban’s Academy has been shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year at the Times Education Supplement (TES) School Awards 2016.  Ark St Alban’s is one of just eight schools in the country to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.  The school has also been shortlisted for the Science, Technology and Engineering Team of the Year Award making it one of the only schools to be shortlisted in two categories.

Jane Fletcher
Wednesday 13th April 2016

Jane Fletcher will join Ark as our new Regional Director for Secondary Schools, starting in September.
Ms Fletcher comes from Harris Girls’ Academy in East Dulwich, where she has been Headteacher and Executive Headteacher since 2008, leading the school to a 2012 Ofsted Outstanding rating.
Jane is an educator with a proven track record of transforming schools. Harris Girls’ has been in the top 3 percentile nationally for progress for the past 5 years consecutively and is currently in the 1st percentile.

boy playing tennis
Friday 1st April 2016

Two West London Ark schools have won a prestigious award for their physical fitness programme.

Tuesday 15th March 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ark Elvin Academy hosted an event designed to inspire students and help them to think about their futures.

Friday 4th March 2016

The Economist magazine has featured Charter Academy's outstanding use of Pupil Premium in an article on school funding.

Friday 26th February 2016

15 of Ark’s secondary schools have battled it out for victory in the Ark Senior Great Debate Championships, with rousing rhetoric from Ark Helenswood Academy winning the trophy for the school and Isaac Newton Academy coming a close second.

Monday 22nd February 2016

Last summer, seven Ark teachers spent part of their summer holidays in Uganda and India working with some of our global partners as part of the Ark Global Teaching Fellowship. The programme gives teachers the opportunity to share their expertise in a particular area of school leadership - previous Fellows have worked across areas such as curriculum development, teacher training and school culture.
The programme offers a truly unique professional development experience, and in many cases, a truly life changing experience.

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Nearly 2,000 teachers and teaching assistants from across the Ark network came together last Friday (12 February) for a day of professional development, collaboration and celebration as part of Ark’s Education Conference.

Monday 8th February 2016

Assembly, a new education data venture from Ark and technology charity Neon, today launches their free Secondary School Benchmarking Tool, which distills Key Stage 4 (GCSE and equivalent) data into a series of easy-to-interpret measures and visualisations. Schools, parents and governors are invited to select their chosen school to see how it performs compared to schools locally and nationally against a number of key measures.

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Ark in the news

The Evening Standard

Walworth student secures Eton scholarship

Wednesday 1st June 2016

The Economist

Premium grade: Charter Academy

Friday 4th March 2016

The Times

Star coaches give poorest pupils a sporting chance

Tuesday 9th February 2016

The Times

Frontline: A social work revolution

Monday 1st February 2016