Thursday 13th November 2014

Ark All Saints Academy’s choir led nearly a million school children across the world in an international national Remembrance assembly at the Tower of London.
The choir opened and closed a special assembly from the Tower, streamed live over the web to schools across the globe and watched by 850,000 pupils, according to organisers Discovery Education.

Friday 7th November 2014

Two of Ark’s schools are celebrating making it to the regional finals of a prestigious debating competition after tackling difficult questions about the role of sports people in society and IVF treatment.
Ark Burlington Danes Academy and Globe Academy will now face off against some of the best schools debating teams in London after impressing judges with their rhetorical flair and keen teamwork.

Thursday 6th November 2014

Ark Globe Academy in Southwark this week hosted an anti-bullying rally to launch the Department for Education's new anti-bullying campaign in association with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
WWE performers Paige, Big E and Kofi Kingston attended the event alongside Ed Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families. They were joined by a group of 150 primary school children from Ark Globe.
Their message was – “don’t be a bully, be a star!”

Wednesday 5th November 2014

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week this week, the Driver Youth Trust are launching a new website for the Drive for Literacy programme alongside a new campaign to engage teachers and parents called #YouKnowADyslexic launched by Eddie Izzard, who is himself dyslexic in this video:

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Charter Academy has opened its new state-of-the-art building in a ceremony led by a high-ranking Royal Navy officer.
The Opening Ceremony marks the culmination of eighteen months building works, providing new classrooms and facilities for students, alongside its older buildings.

Thursday 23rd October 2014

ARK Schools have beaten the odds to increase the percentage of students achieving 5 good GCSEs – despite a national drop in the rate of students receiving the same results.
Overall, 58% of students at ARK schools got 5 GCSEs A*-C, including English and maths, compared to a national average of 52.6%
Despite a drop in the number of students at other schools achieving 5 A*-C grades from 59.2% in 2013 to 52.6% this year, ARK’s academy schools not only held the line – but even increased the percentage of students achieving this marker by four percentage points.

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Ark's Evelyn Grace Academy hosted a prestigious TEDx speaker event, with a diverse audience from across London visiting the school to hear high-profile speakers address social issues.
Under the theme “When Worlds Collide”, speakers including Amma Asante, the BAFTA-winning director of biopic “Belle”, and ‘iPhone poet’ Dean Atta shared their insights on race identity, climate change and the changing role of technology.

Monday 20th October 2014

The Prime Minister hailed the success of one of the most improved schools in the country during a special visit to Charter Academy in Portsmouth.
David Cameron described his visit to the ARK school as "inspiring" during a two-hour tour of the new school building where he met the principal, Dame Sharon Hollows, along with students and staff.

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.