News

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Ark Start, a new early years education programme, has opened its first dedicated nursery in south London – with a further facility due to open in Croydon early next year.

Saturday 10th October 2020

Two Ark Principals - Herminder Channa of Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham and Max Haimendorf of King Solomon Academy (KSA) in London - have been awarded OBEs for services to education as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Tuesday 29th September 2020

More than 180 Year 7 students have begun their secondary education at the new Ark Blake Academy.
Ark Blake, a non-selective secondary school located in a brand-new building on Morland Road in Croydon, opened its doors earlier this month.

Saturday 26th September 2020

An Ark-led charity programme to support disadvantaged young people and their families whose lives have been hit by COVID-19 has secured a £4.75m funding boost from the Government. 
 

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Our focus has always been to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to an excellent education and real choices in life.
The events of the past few months have made that task even more important. Lockdown and school closures have had profound effects on the education of many, particularly those already disadvantaged.

Thursday 20th August 2020

Ark students are celebrating GCSE and BTEC successes following a uniquely challenging year.
Read the full news story here
 
On this page we are sharing some of the individual stories about our hard-working students receiving their results today.
Header image: Press Association at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy

Thursday 20th August 2020

Students across the Ark network have received their GCSE and provisional BTEC grades today, in what has been a difficult and challenging year. 
The Coronavirus pandemic meant that year 11 students were unable to sit their exams this summer – and recent confusion about how grades would be awarded without exams created concern for many of our young people. 
In a last-minute change, students who took BTECs will have to wait for their final qualifications as these are now being re-graded by the exam board Pearson, to ensure the outcomes are fairly comparable to GCSEs. 

Wednesday 19th August 2020

To all our Year 11 students from Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools
Dear Year 11 students,
This week you should have been receiving your GCSE and BTEC exam results. Of course, those exams were cancelled, and you have not been able to physically be in school since March, but we still want to recognise your achievements. 

Monday 17th August 2020

Year 11 to 13 students and alumni from across Ark schools are taking part in a virtual two-week programme (17-28 August) that aims to support them as they take their next steps.

Thursday 13th August 2020

Ark students are celebrating A level and BTEC successes following a uniquely challenging year. 
Read the full news story here
 
On this page we are sharing some of the individual stories about our hard-working students who have have shared their plans for the future:

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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