Monday 13th October 2014

A Paralympian athlete has inspired pupils at a new ARK academy to aim for greatness at the school’s opening ceremony.
Paralympian Claire Harvey, who captained Team GB’s sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics, praised the ethos of ARK Elvin Academy during the academy’s official opening.
ARK Elvin Academy replaces Copland Community School and is now a new member of the ARK Schools network, a multi-academy sponsor with a track-record running successful academies, including King Solomon Academy, one of the ten best secondary schools in the country.

Friday 10th October 2014

20 million children in sub-Saharan Africa do not continue their education past primary school. This is true for 75% of girls in Uganda.
ARK is supporting our partner PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) to run 24 secondary schools in rural Uganda.
In this short film commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child, we meet Atemo, one of our students from a small village who dreams of being an engineer.  

Wednesday 8th October 2014

The internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales visited schoolchildren in Wembley yesterday who got the chance to quiz him about the journey to setting up the fifth most popular website in the world.
The Wikipedia founder spoke to students at ARK Elvin Academy in a broadcast that was watched by students in schools across the UK. Several of the students in the audience were born after the creation of Wikipedia in 2001.

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Doug Lemov, educationalist, Managing Director of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion led the latest Reflections on Leadership lecture for Ark at Walworth Academy in South East London on 23 September.  This lecture series is aimed at Ark staff and gives them an opportunity to hear successful leaders from the fields of business, politics and the public sector to explain how they have dealt with challenges of leadership. 

Student at ARK Tindal Primary Academy
Friday 26th September 2014

ARK is pleased to announce that our  primary schools have beaten the national average for the phonics check by 14 percentage points.

ARK Blacklands Primary balloon release
Friday 26th September 2014

Pupils at ARK Blacklands Primary Academy and ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy, both celebrated their first day back at school

ARK Burlington Danes Primary
Friday 26th September 2014

ARK Burlington Danes Academy will expand with the opening of a new two-form entry primary school,

Kaddy Lee-Preston
Friday 26th September 2014

Local meteorologist and BBC South East weather presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston dropped in to meet students at Helenswood Academy.

Friday 26th September 2014

ARK has designed a brand new course for sixth formers aimed at closing the gap between school and the world of work.

Friday 26th September 2014

One of the first start-up schools set up by the ARK network has been recognised as the seventh best comprehensive in the country.