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Wednesday 4th June 2014

ARK Kings Academy students recently got to spend a day at Oxford University as guests of Wadham College. Students learnt about the benefits of higher education and came away from the day with greater confidence about their future choices. The visit formed part of ARK Kings Academy’s ongoing commitment to enrichment and high expectations for all.

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

If you have ever felt bewildered using social media, then it may not make you feel better to know that a group of 7 year-old students at one of ARK's academies are already on their way to becoming Twitter experts.

Monday 2nd June 2014

In the last of three blogs on her trip to America, ARK Kings Academy's Katie Marshall sees how the organisation Uncommon Schools prepares students from one of America’s most deprived cities for a successful start at university. 
A happy place to learn

Wednesday 28th May 2014

ARK is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Anderson as Head of Education Ventures at ARK.
Ian will be leading the International Education Ventures team. This is an integral part of ARK's education strategy, which is focused on operating excellent schools, improving education policy and developing new initiatives that will be critical to improving education systems. The team will be building on the work ARK has already done in India and Uganda as well as establishing some exciting new initiatives.

Wednesday 28th May 2014

ARK Schools today reported the network’s seventh GCSE results for the eight ARK academies which have GCSE students. Across the network, 58% of pupils achieved five A*-C grades including English and mathematics, with attainment in both English and mathematics outperforming national attainment.

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.

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.

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