News

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Ark John Keats Academy, based in Enfield, has been shortlisted for the Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year in the Pearson National Teaching Awards, Education’s Oscars.
Chosen from thousands of nominations, Ark John Keats is one of 85 shortlisted nominees. The school, its teachers and staff have been recognised for their work with parents and the local community providing education for North Enfield and ensuring every student has the opportunity to make the right choice for their future.

Ark Schools
Friday 7th February 2020

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. 
Central to Ark’s mission is ensuring that all young people, regardless of their background, can access a career of their choice. 
Making sure students have the knowledge and skills they need to select, secure and succeed in a variety of pathways – including apprenticeships - once they have left school is therefore central to us achieving this mission. 

Monday 27th January 2020

Students from Ark schools came together to receive top tips and study tricks from former students now in medical-based courses and careers.
More than 60 students attended the Project Healthcare Launch in Kings Cross, on Wednesday (22 January), to gain insight on how to break into the industry and the range of options that are open to them.
Olufunke Moronfolu, who studied at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley, said she was always encouraged to pursue medicine by her family and teachers. However, when she began studying the course she realised it wasn’t for her.

Monday 13th January 2020

Ark Isaac Newton Academy (INA) has been awarded £27,000 by The Wolfson Foundation towards a new science laboratory.
The all-through school in Ilford was rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2018. Since then, the academy noted an increased demand from its students for science courses at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

Professional Pathways Programme
Thursday 19th December 2019

Students from across the Ark network were taught how to make their job application stand out during a Professional Pathways Programme conference.
On December 13, more than 40 volunteers from Bain paired up with students from Year 13 and 11 to teach them how to shine during an interview. 

Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to practice the skills they learned in their work readiness lessons at school.

Ark Dickens
Tuesday 10th December 2019

Ark Dickens Primary Academy is celebrating its Ofsted report, which rated the school as “good” and praised it for a remarkable turnaround.
Inspectors said the quality of the school has been “improving rapidly” since the appointment of the new principal, Fiona Chapman.
The report praised the school’s quality of education and the overall demeanour of students, saying “pupils are positive about their school. They enjoy learning and told inspectors that the school has greatly improved since the new principal arrived.

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. 

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