News

Thursday 20th August 2020

Students across the Ark network have received their GCSE and provisional BTEC grades today, in what has been a difficult and challenging year. 
The Coronavirus pandemic meant that year 11 students were unable to sit their exams this summer – and recent confusion about how grades would be awarded without exams created concern for many of our young people. 
In a last-minute change, students who took BTECs will have to wait for their final qualifications as these are now being re-graded by the exam board Pearson, to ensure the outcomes are fairly comparable to GCSEs. 

Wednesday 19th August 2020

To all our Year 11 students from Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools
Dear Year 11 students,
This week you should have been receiving your GCSE and BTEC exam results. Of course, those exams were cancelled, and you have not been able to physically be in school since March, but we still want to recognise your achievements. 

Monday 17th August 2020

Year 11 to 13 students and alumni from across Ark schools are taking part in a virtual two-week programme (17-28 August) that aims to support them as they take their next steps.

Thursday 13th August 2020

Ark students are celebrating A level and BTEC successes following a uniquely challenging year. 
Read the full news story here
 
On this page we are sharing some of the individual stories about our hard-working students who have have shared their plans for the future:

Thursday 13th August 2020

Ark students are celebrating A level and BTEC successes following a uniquely challenging year. 
The COVID-19 crisis meant that year 13 students were unable to sit their exams this summer – and recent controversy about how grades have been calculated by the exam regulators have created confusion and uncertainty. 

Wednesday 12th August 2020

To all our Year 13 students from Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools
First off, you should know you have done something amazing, something no other young person has ever been asked to do: to complete their schooling in the face of a global pandemic. This has been an incredibly demanding year and we are immensely proud of you all.

Friday 17th July 2020

Today, the winners of the Ark Sports Day Challenge were announced. In total, 3,805 people across the network took part and completed a fantastic 195,027 km. 
Ark Academy won the coveted top spot for the school that travelled the furthest. They covered an incredible 23,943 km over the two weeks of the challenge. In second place was Ark Dickens who clocked up 23,566km and in third place, Ark Alexandra with 19,396km.  

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Schools from across the Ark network have created a music video featuring students and alumni to celebrate the end of the school year and showcases the joy and creativity of Soca music.
Ark Music usually hosts an annual Gala concert at the Barbican Centre - bringing together hundreds of students from Ark’s 37 schools to perform for their friends and family. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer’s concert had to be postponed.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Ark is organising a different type of sports day this year, the Ark Sports Day Challenge. The Coronavirus pandemic has meant children will miss out on their traditional school sports day, so instead, Ark has decided to stage a virtual version.
From July 1st until the 15th, students, parents, and school communities can ‘travel’ the distance around the world, which is 40,000 kilometres.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Kate Magliocco has been appointed as Regional Director at Ark for London and Portsmouth primary schools and will start in September. 
Kate will provide invaluable support to Principals and senior leaders and help them continue their journey of delivering excellent educational outcome for students. 

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