News

Tuesday 29th April 2014

HRH Princess Beatrice visited two ARK schools in South London last week to talk to pupils and teachers about their work supporting children with dyslexia.
Princess Beatrice told a group of dyslexic pupils: 'Dyslexia is not a pigeonhole to say you can’t do anything. It is an opportunity and a possibility to learn differently. You have magical brains, they just process differently. Don’t feel like you should be held back by it.'

Friday 25th April 2014

Four entrepreneurial students from Burlington Danes Academy have been putting their business credentials to the test in recent weeks, taking part in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge.
The BDA Enterprise team, consisting of year 10s Adam Woodward, Redwan Abdi, Bashir Hassan and Ali Chaudhry, first made a name for themselves at QPR’s Loftus Road in February.

Thursday 17th April 2014

Whilst most of us will be enjoying some time off and chocolate over the Easter break, Lydia Powell, a year 13 student at Parkwood 6th Form in Hastings, will be representing England at the World Junior Badminton Championships in Malaysia.
Lydia, and her other England team mates, are hoping for success in both the Suhandinata Team Cup and the individual Eye Level Cups. Lydia is hoping to play in the girls’ singles and mixed doubles for the team event, and the girls’ singles and doubles in the individual events.

Wednesday 16th April 2014

Today families find out which primary school their child has been allocated – and ARK Schools across the country have once again been shown to be a popular choice with parents.
In total, ARK Schools has had 2,739 applications for places at our 16 primary schools. This means that, across the network, there are nearly 3 applicants for every school place, including all choices.
There are some schools that are particularly popular with parents, and have enjoyed great success as ARK schools.

Friday 11th April 2014

There has been a real buzz across ARK academies over the last fortnight as pupils from across the network proved their spelling prowess at the annual ARK Schools Spelling Bee Championships 2014.

Friday 11th April 2014

On Thursday 27th March students from ARK Kings Academy made their own news when they took part in the national BBC News School Report project.
Working together as one team, 13 students from across Years 7 to 11 took part in a busy day that had them researching, writing, recording and broadcasting a series of news stories. The stories reflected their interests and concerns about their school, community and global issues.

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Six talented students from ARK’s Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton have had their photographic and poetry talent displayed to the public on three billboards in their local community in Electric Lane, just off the famous Electric Avenue.
To celebrate World Poetry Day on 21 March and the fruition of a term’s challenging literature project, many more Evelyn Grace students had their work displayed at an exhibition and reception held at their school.

Friday 28th March 2014

Ark is a proud supporter and partner of Frontline, a new two-year leadership programme offering high-achieving university leavers and career changers the opportunity to join one of Britain's toughest and most rewarding professions. Find out more by visiting their website.
Watch this new short film featuring real-life young people who have had their lives transformed by social workers.

Tuesday 18th February 2014

A cast of accomplished young actors from Burlington Danes Academy in White City entertained at Downing Street last week, performing scenes from William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Monday 17th February 2014

280 students from 12 different ARK academies came together at ARK All Saints Academy to sing with one voice at the annual Sing into Spring event.
Sing into Spring is part of One Voice, the ARK Music Programme choral strategy and brings together primary and secondary student singers from across the network for a day of workshops, masterclasses and massed singing.

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