Tuesday 8th July 2014

Yvonne Powell, Principal of Walworth Academy, was recently recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Ms Powell, former headteacher of Little Ilford School, was awarded an OBE for services to education. Ms Powell moved to Walworth Academy, part of the ARK Schools network, in 2012 after nine years at Little Ilford School in Newham where she led the school from Satisfactory to Outstanding.

Tuesday 8th July 2014

A primary school’s pioneering work with maths teaching has won a special award at the annual TES School Awards.
ARK Atwood Primary Academy in Westminster has been working with the Mathematics Mastery programme to ensure that all pupils do well in maths, whatever their background. Based on research from the UK and abroad – in particular, from high-performing Singapore – Maths Mastery aims to help every child to enjoy maths.

Thursday 3rd July 2014

ARK Schools has had its applications to create two brand new free schools in Croydon approved by the Department for Education.
The proposals will create a new primary academy with 660 places for local children, including a nursery with 30 places. In addition, a secondary academy will be built that will cater for 1,200 students, including a 300 place sixth form.

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.