News

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Thursday 7th September 2017

This September we have welcomed a new school to the Ark network, Ark Castledown Primary Academy in Hastings. The school was previously known as Castledown Primary School.

Ark King Solomon Academy
Thursday 24th August 2017

Despite tougher exams and reforms to GCSE grading, many Ark students across the network of schools were celebrating strong results this morning. We spoke to some students immediately after they opened their envelopes, to find out how they are feeling...
With nine GCSEs at the very highest possible grades, 9 and A*, Halema, from Ark Isaac Newton Academy in north-east London is the highest achieving student in the network. She's also part of the school's first cohort to take GCSEs since opening in 2012.

Walworth Academy
Thursday 17th August 2017

Ark students across the network have been opening their results this morning, excited to find out what their next big step will be. All of our sixth forms have positive stories to share, with students gaining entry to Russell Group universities and setting out on the path to the careers of their choice.
Amarachi, Year 13 student at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy got two As and a B in her A levels, and is off to study English Literature at Warwick University.

Ark supports summer programme in response to Grenfell Tower fire
Tuesday 1st August 2017

This summer, as part of the response to the Grenfell Tower fire, Ark and the Aldridge Foundation have coordinated a programme of events in West London for young people and their families. The West London Summer Programme is being delivered by Future Foundations and is based at Ark Burlington Danes Academy.

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy
Thursday 13th July 2017

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy in Hastings is one of eleven new schools chosen to become a Research School. The school has been awarded £200,000 over three years to boost the quality of teaching in the region through better use of research.

Amy Hanna
Tuesday 11th July 2017

Amy Hanna, Head of English at Ark Academy in Wembley, has won an £11,000 prize to fund a fantastic idea that has ignited her students’ passion for English. Amy was awarded the prize by judges of the Let Teachers SHINE competition. This funding will help get her educational YouTube project off the ground and launch it to a wider audience of students.

Monday 3rd July 2017

More than 600 students from 28 schools came together for Ark's 9th Music Gala, held at London's Barbican Centre on 30 June. The annual celebration, part of Ark's extensive music programme for schools, gives students from throughout the network the opportunity to perform at a world-class venue in front of family and friends. 

Lorraine Clarke receiving Pearson Silver Award
Friday 16th June 2017

Lorraine Clarke of Ark Blacklands Primary Academy in Hastings has won a Pearson Silver Teaching Award in the category Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School. 

Rebecca Clark
Wednesday 14th June 2017

Rebecca Clark, recently the Regional Schools Commissioner for South-West England, will be joining Ark as our new Secondary Regional Director for London and Portsmouth. 

Lucy Heller
Friday 9th June 2017

Lucy Heller, the Chief Executive of Ark, has been profiled in the Tes this week. 
Lucy was interviewed by Will Hazell, who talked to her about the cuts in education funding, improving the gender balance among MAT leaders and staff and standing up to selection. 
On the latter she comments, “If you want to get a measure of a society, it’s not, in a way, what it does for the brightest, for the most able – it’s how it treats its most disadvantaged.”

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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