Tuesday 27th January 2015

Budding musicians at Ark Conway Primary Academy entertained Cabinet ministers yesterday in a musical performance.
Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, and Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, were treated to singing, as well as ukulele and cornet music, by talented pupils from the school.

Monday 26th January 2015

Schools from across the Ark network have been paddling for victory in a tense table tennis tournament at Isaac Newton Academy.

Friday 23rd January 2015

The education minister, Nick Gibb MP, has praised Ark’s schools and staff in a speech to international educational experts.
The schools minister told delegates at the OECD’s inaugural Education Policy Outlook Conference that King Solomon Academy’s “excellent results” showed “that with the right methods, the background of a child is, and should be, no barrier to achievement”.

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Secondary students from across the Ark network took to the basketball courts of Evelyn Grace Academy to battle it out to be crowned winners of the annual Ark Basketball Tournament.
Teams from Ark Burlington Danes, Ark Elvin, Ark Putney, Bolingbroke and hosts Evelyn Grace all competed for the Under 14s and Under 17s titles. 

Friday 12th December 2014

Primary league tables released this week show that Ark Rose Primary Academy is the most improved primary school in Birmingham, and 8th most improved in the country, based on 2014 Key Stage 2 results.  The league table is based on the 256 Birmingham primary schools which have results for 2013 and 2014.
Exam results at Ark Rose Primary Academy leapt from 56 points in 2014 with 100% of pupils achieving Level 4 Reading. 

Tuesday 9th December 2014

A teaching assistant who is giving up his free time to build a greenhouse to help pupils with challenging behaviour has been thanked for his “outstanding” contribution to Ark Blacklands Primary Academy.
Ark thanked James Havbro for his tireless and innovative work in helping to engage pupils who struggled at school. This comes after Stars in our Schools, a national event run by UNISON to recognise the contribution made by support and non-teaching staff in schools.

Friday 5th December 2014

A courageous six-year-old pupil from Ark Tindal Primary Academy has received a prestigious award – after facing down burglars when they broke into the family home.
Muhammed Ali was presented with the Alan Henning Youth Award by West Midlands Police after the encounter, in which he showed huge bravery by staying with his mother and baby brother during the break-in.

Thursday 4th December 2014

Ark Conway Primary Academy is celebrating having the best results of any primary school in the country.
New figures released by the Department for Education on key stage 1 results (pupils aged seven) show that Ark Conway Primary Academy was the highest performing school in England, with 88% of pupils achieving the highest test results by the age of seven. The only other school in the country with similar results (Kettleshulme St James CofE Primary) had just eight pupils.

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Oldknow Academy in Birmingham has today announced that it will join the Ark network of academies in September 2015 following the unanimous approval of the school’s trustees.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Last week, seven pupils from across the Ark network were lucky enough to be part of a professional football match.
Pupils from Ark Atwood Primary Academy, Ark Brunel Primary Academy and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy were selected to be mascots at the Tottenham Hotspurs vs. Partizan Belgrade match.