News

Friday 18th November 2016

New initiative, Now Teach launched by FT journalist, to bring high-flyers into the teaching profession
A shortage in STEM and language teachers across the UK has led long-time Financial Times columnist, Lucy Kellaway to leave the world of journalism and launch Now Teach, an initiative tackling the crisis head on.

Tuesday 8th November 2016

A BBC Two documentary due to air Sunday 13 November at 9pm examines the differences in life chances between black and white children in 21st century Britain. The BBC visited Ark Globe Academy in South London as part of their filming and features Principal Matt Jones. 

Friday 28th October 2016

This week, pupils and staff at Ark Lajpat Nagar III were delighted to welcome the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung. He was accompanied by senior officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Wednesday 28th September 2016

It’s the week before school opens in Liberia, and staff in Cecelia A. Dunbar School in Todee district are preparing for something completely new. For the past few years, the school’s problems have been typical of Liberia’s education system: ‘ghost’ teachers collect a government pay-cheque without coming to work, children struggle to make sufficient progress in class, and even the simplest of equipment is scarce – “the children bring their own chairs to school” says principal Ezequiel.

Thursday 15th September 2016

On Thursday 15 September, Alex Wilmot-Sitwell - Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - visited Ark Burlington Danes Academy in west London for a Q&A session with sixth-formers. During the hour-long session, he and the students discussed topics ranging from career opportunities in banking to issues facing the UK and the world of finance. 

Thursday 1st September 2016

Today we are welcoming a new school to our network. Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy in west London has opened its doors to local children aged 4-11. The school is situated between Edgware Road, Paddington railway station and picturesque Little Venice. The school building has great facilities for young children, including a woodland play area.

GCSE students get results at Ark Walworth
Tuesday 30th August 2016

Students from across the Ark network were celebrating their great results on Thursday 25 August 2016. Here are a few stories from some of our schools...
 
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A-level students at Ark St Albans Academy
Friday 19th August 2016

Ark students received some strong A-level results today, with pupils from receiving offers from top universities including Oxford, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds.

Melissa from Ark Globe Academy is off to university to read International Relations

Ark Music Gala 2016
Monday 8th August 2016

This July saw 600 Ark students performing in the eighth annual Ark Music Gala at London’s Barbican Centre. The gala offers a glimpse into the wider world of musical activity taking place across our network of 34 schools.

Ark Brunel Primary Academy
Wednesday 20th July 2016

Ark Brunel Primary Academy is celebrating being awarded an 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted - just four years after its predecessor school was rated 'inadequate'.
Inspectors praised the school for its outstanding teaching and curriculum, as well as examplary behaviour from pupils. In the executive summary of the report, Ofsted inspectors wrote: “Parents say that the school is ‘amazing’, and inspectors agree”.

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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