News

Tuesday 20th May 2014

Two Headteachers of ARK Schools joined Prime Minister David Cameron at an event in Downing Street earlier this month, celebrating excellence in state education.

Tuesday 20th May 2014

Can the lessons learned in turning around schools in the UK have implications for education in other countries? The global education network Teach for All believes they can. They visited ARK Globe Academy alongside social entrepreneurs from Africa in order to learn more about the ethos behind the school's success.
Matt Jones, Principal of ARK Globe Academy, met with social entrepreneurs from Uganda and Nigeria to talk about the impact strong vision can have upon a school.

Thursday 15th May 2014

Jeff Rich, the drummer from rock band Status Quo recently visited Ark Tindal Primary Academy to share his musical skill and knowledge of percussion, performing a musical workshop with teachers and students.  Mr Rich introduced the school to his collection of 250 instruments, from which everyone had the opportunity to learn and play something new.  Having developed rhythmic skills during the session, pupils concluded with a group performance accompanied by virtuosic drum kit improvisation from the renowned drummer. 

Tuesday 13th May 2014

On 1 May, pupils, parents and staff were welcomed to their brand new school building at ARK Brunel Primary Academy on Middle Row, north Kensington. 
Pictured carrying out the official ribbon-cutting ceremony are The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Charles Williams and Mayoress June Williams, Dominic Smith, Headteacher, and pupils from ARK Brunel Primary Academy.

Tuesday 13th May 2014

On 1 May, pupils, parents and staff were welcomed to their brand new school building at ARK Brunel Primary Academy on Middle Row, north Kensington. 
Pictured carrying out the official ribbon-cutting ceremony are The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Charles Williams and Mayoress June Williams, Dominic Smith, Headteacher, and pupils from ARK Brunel Primary Academy.

Friday 9th May 2014

The demolition of ARK Putney Academy’s gyms began over Easter, as part of a £30 million project to refurbish the whole school building.

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Sixth form students at ARK's Walworth Academy were at the forefront of international diplomacy last month, with a visit from the US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun.
The Ambassador visited the school to find out what the students of Walworth think of the US and to discuss the issues that were important to them.

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.

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