News

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.

Monday 25th January 2016

Figures released this week show that several of Ark’s secondary schools are already showing some of the best published results for new performance measures due to be rolled out nationally next year.

Thursday 31st December 2015

Ark is pleased to announce that Venessa Willms, Ark's Director of Primary and Founding Headteacher of King Solomon Academy Primary, has been awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year's Honours List.
Venessa, who led the primary stage of Ark's first all-through academy from its opening in 2007 through to 2013, was one of just 27 educational professionals to be awarded an OBE for services to education this year.

Monday 21st December 2015

Schools from across the Ark network have been celebrating the festive season with music and dramatic performances - raising an impressive amount of money for vital causes.
King Solomon Academy's student orchestra performed outside Piccadilly Circus' iconic advertisements:

Pages

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