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Ark Blake Academy
Thursday 5th December 2019

Ark Blake Academy has celebrated laying turf on the rooftop sports pitch of the new school building in Addiscombe, Croydon.
The topping-off moment marks a major milestone in the construction of the new, purpose-built school facilities, on schedule to be completed in April 2020.
Ark Blake, a non-selective secondary school will open in September 2020 with 180 places for its founding cohort of year 7 students. 300 applications from local families have been made and Croydon Council will send confirmations for places in March

Friday 22nd November 2019

Earlier this week, Ark hosted an Apprenticeship Expo, at Google Academy London, bringing together 140 students from across our network, to meet and learn from prospective employers. 

Monday 4th November 2019

Ark Elvin Academy is today celebrating its Ofsted report, which rated the school as “good.”
The report praised the school’s leadership and management, which it rated as outstanding. “The headteacher and leaders have very high expectations,” says the report. “Their vision for the school is shared by everyone involved. Staff want all pupils to succeed in every area of their lives, not just academically.”

Monday 7th October 2019

More than 1600 teachers and educators from Ark schools came together on Friday (4 October) for an afternoon of reflection, learning and collaboration as part of the Ark 2019 Teacher Summit, held at Central Hall Westminster. 

Friday 13th September 2019

Students from Ark Oval Primary Academy in Croydon took part in a first aid event sponsored by the British Red Cross. The students are taking part in a pilot programme, taking first aid lessons which will become a compulsory part of the school curriculum next year. They were invited to show what they have learned in Victoria Tower Park, across from the Houses of Parliament.

Monday 2nd September 2019

Congratulations to all our students on their exam results this summer. Thanks to their hard work, results across the network are up in primary, secondary and sixth form.
Primary
Network-wide, Ark pupils are up 3pp, with 72% achieving the expected standards in reading, writing and maths - a strong 7pp above national average.
We were particularly pleased with results at our two primaries in Portsmouth, with 80% at Ark Ayrton achieving the standard, up 36pp on last year, and 65% at Dickens, up 25pp on last year.

Ark Putney Academy
Thursday 22nd August 2019

Ark students are again celebrating an impressive set of GCSE results across the network. We caught up with some of our students to hear their reactions to their outstanding grades.
 
Cara-Rose Morgan-Heatley

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Ark is pleased to welcome one brand new and two newly-combined schools to the network for the start of the new 2019/2020 academic year. 

Ark Walworth Academy
Thursday 15th August 2019

On Thursday 15 August 2019, students across the Ark network celebrated as they received their Key Stage 5 results. 
We spoke to some of our hard-working students in Birmingham, Hastings and London to find out how they felt, and to ask them about their future plans:

Ark Globe Academy
Wednesday 17th July 2019

Today, students and staff at Ark Globe Academy, together with employees from communications agency Brands2Life, unveiled “Globe Wings”, a giant wall illustration outside the school.

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