News

Friday 18th September 2015

It takes a special kind of resilience, determination and great teaching to go from being a political refugee to a place at Oxford University – but Maan Al-Yasiri had all three in spades.
Maan’s family is originally from Iraq, but moved to Syria to escape political persecution before Maan was born: 'I have three uncles who were political opponents of the Saddam regime and one of them spent time in Abu Ghraib prison.’

Ark Boulton Academy
Wednesday 9th September 2015

Ark is pleased to welcome four schools to the network this September, bringing the total number of schools in the network to 34.

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Friday 21st August 2015

Ark students from across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth have been celebrating their GCSE results.

Lara from Ark 6th Form East Sussex celebrates her A Level results
Friday 14th August 2015

With our students collecting their A level results yesterday, there was plenty to celebrate. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up to date – and look out for our posts on GCSE results day next week.

A-level joy
Thursday 13th August 2015

Ark students have been celebrating today as they receive their A level results and get their places at some of the best universities in the country confirmed, including four who now have confirmed places at Oxford and Cambridge. 
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Daniel Ayane: From Hammersmith to Harvard – Student’s Stellar Ambitions

Ark Globe Academy
Friday 24th July 2015

A new report from the education research foundation The Sutton Trust released today shows that leading academy groups such as Ark are having a transformational impact on their pupils.
The analysis of results from 34 academy chains shows that Ark schools secured the best results for disadvantaged pupils getting at least 5 good GCSEs including English and maths in 2014. 

Monday 20th July 2015

Ark has today published provisional results across our primary schools. They show pupils at Ark primary schools have posted their best ever key stage 2 results this year with 72% getting a ‘Level 4’ in reading, writing and mathematics. This represents a five point rise on last year’s average of 67%.  There was also a five point rise for those getting ‘Level 5’.
To put these figures in context, around half of Ark pupils in year 6 are eligible for the Pupil Premium and a large proportion of pupils start primary school behind expected levels.

Monday 20th July 2015

Over 300 students from across 13 Ark schools sprang, ran and jumped into action for Ark’s key stage 3 sports day.
The students took to the track at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre – a venue which has seen Olympians Usain Bolt, Christine Ohuruogu and Seb Coe compete – in a day of track and field events.
Highlights included a new 800m record set by Helenswood Academy student Keira and an amazing 1.6m high jump by Ark Globe Academy student Jamal Bangura.

Friday 17th July 2015

On Tuesday, 61 trainees from the Ark Teacher Training programme gathered together with their coaches and Ark staff to celebrate their graduation at Ark All Saints Academy in London.

Thursday 9th July 2015

Ark Priory Primary Academy has been rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted - less than two years after opening.

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