Monday 23rd October 2023

Exceptional Progress 8 performance has placed two Ark secondary schools in the top 1% of all schools across the country.
In results released by the Department for Education, Ark Greenwich (+1.11) and Ark King Solomon Academy (+1.06) scored more than a full grade above the national average of -0.03. This means that students at these schools are, on average, achieving more than a grade higher across all their subjects than their peers nationally.

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Ark has taken a comprehensive approach to mental health and wellbeing in collaboration with Place2Be. The network-wide partnership is the first of its kind for a large multi-academy trust.
A dedicated Place2Be Account Manager will work closely with Ark’s Director of Pastoral and Inclusion and Senior Mental Health Leads across all 39 schools. Staff will come together on a termly basis to receive training from Place2Be, share best practices, and form a collective network as agents of change within our schools.

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Clore Duffield Foundation funding to support cultural learning hubs in Ark schools
Major arts and education funder, the Clore Duffield Foundation, is supporting a pilot project with Ark to develop a new approach to arts education. Over the next year, Ark will work with local and national artists and arts organisations to give all pupils the chance to develop their creativity. 

Amit Hathi, Kolleen Ocson, Neil Debb and Shiraz Khan
Friday 29th September 2023

During August and September, Ark has been celebrating heritage months for our colleagues from South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds. These dedicated heritage months provide a unique opportunity to learn from our multicultural team, and to honour the diverse histories, traditions, and contributions of Asian communities.
We spoke to a few of our colleagues from South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds to understand some of the ways in which their heritage has shaped them and continues to influence their work today.

Results day 2023
Friday 15th September 2023

Our primary results were a particular highlight, with Ark’s KS2 performance surpassing the national average by 16 percentage points. Across the network, 75 percent of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to 59 percent nationally. While there has sadly been no improvement in the national figures compared to 2022, our schools have built on the success of last year and raised outcomes by a further two percentage points.

Greenwich Free School
Thursday 24th August 2023

Students in 20 schools across the Ark network are receiving their GCSE results today.
As with A level results, the national trend has seen GCSE results this year brought back in line with pre-Covid standards. Ark has improved against the 2019 benchmark, with 64 percent of students achieving grades 9-4 in English and Maths (up two percentage points on 2019) and 44 percent of students achieving grades 9-5 in English and Maths (up four percentage points on 2019).

Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Ark’s partnership with Salesforce began with just one school in 2018, but quickly grew to impact not only Ark’s wider network of schools, but Salesforce's global offices as well.
Starting at Ark Evelyn Grace in 2018, Salesforce went on to deliver workshops to IT and Business students at 13 Ark schools through our Professional Pathways Programme. They also established the Salesforce Foundation and awarded £570,000 to Maths Mastery, which reaches hundreds of UK schools.

Students recieve A level results
Thursday 17th August 2023

Students in 13 schools across Ark are receiving A level and BTEC results today, and we will be sharing highlights here all day.
On A levels: As results are brought back in line with pre-Covid levels, Ark has seen improvements in all key measures compared to 2019 benchmarks. In particular, 56 percent of students received at least three grades at A* to C, up nine percentage points and 32 percent received at least three grades A* to B, up eight percentage points on 2019.

Ark Alexandra bursary recipients
Monday 24th July 2023

Thanks to our generous partners, 55 Ark students have been offered bursaries worth nearly £720,000 to help cover the cost of tertiary tuition fees and accommodation. Bursaries are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, or both.

ATT Graduation 2023
Monday 17th July 2023

An impressive 153 trainees came together at King Solomon Academy as the tenth Ark Teacher Training cohort attended their special graduation ceremony.