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Transforming lives through education

We are an education charity that works to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life.
Unleashing creativity: an Art lesson at Ark Putney in south-west London

Excellent education for 30,000 students

Our network of 39 schools reaches traditionally underserved communities in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.

Innovative solutions to tough problems

Ark has a long history of incubating, developing and supporting new ventures that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society.

Looking for a new challenge?

From the classroom to curriculum, if you care about education Ark offers flexibility and the chance to develop and keep learning.

The 1EdCity building which will be a new home for Ark and the education sector

EdCity: a new home for Ark

EdCity is an innovative education hub where organisations with a shared mission will collaborate to improve education standards in the local community, London and beyond.

Children at Ark Bentworth Primary enjoy a game of outdoor table tennis

Every child, regardless of their background, should have the support and opportunities they need to reach their potential. Our schools and ventures work tirelessly to make this a reality.

Lucy Heller Ark CEO