Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Four schools in London, Hastings and Portsmouth have joined the ARK Schools network this week, bringing the total number of academies in the group up to 31. In addition, two existing ARK academies in north London are expanding to create primary and secondary schools.

Monday 1st September 2014

ARK Elvin Academy in Wembley has received a much-needed facelift before term starts in September. The academy, on Cecil Avenue, was previously Copland Community School before it joined the ARK family of academies this week and was renamed in honour of local First World War hero, Arthur Elvin. To aid this transition, the school is being given a fresh new look with the support of Brent Council, over 130 volunteers, and a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour project.

Monday 1st September 2014

A new basketball academy has been launched at Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton by Luol Deng.
The DENG Academy is designed for young people to combine their studies with intensive training in the game. Students will have up to twenty hours of intensive basketball training per week.

Saturday 30th August 2014

 “One of the most truly inspiring and incredible experiences of my life.” Holly from Charter Academy, Portsmouth.
“35 days, 782 students from 45 countries, I can truly say this was the best experience of my life so far.” Ochuko, Globe Academy, London

Thursday 21st August 2014

Students at ARK Schools are celebrating a record set of GCSE results today.  The number of students getting 5 good GCSE passes (A*-C including English and maths) across the network is up from 54% to 57%.
Particular success stories this year include:
King Solomon Academy in Edgware Road secured their first GCSE results with 93% getting 5 A*-C grades including English and maths, making it one of the best schools in the country

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Students from ARK Kings Academy in Birmingham interviewed Malala Yousafzai as part of the BBC School Report project. Their interview was broadcast on BBC Breakfast this morning.
Sufyan and Makalia asked about her role models and the future of education, as well as how Malala manages to balance studying for her GCSEs with her commitments outside school.

Friday 15th August 2014

With our students collecting their A level results yesterday, there was plenty to celebrate. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up to date – and look out for our posts on GCSE results day next week.
Cambridge joy as our students head for top universities

Thursday 14th August 2014

Students at ARK Schools are celebrating an impressive set of A level results this week. The number of students getting at least 3 A level passes across the network is up from 68% to 72%. One in five A level students got 3 passes at the top A* - B grades.  
Many ARK students are now heading for prestigious universities such as Cambridge, LSE, Manchester, Warwick and Plymouth.

Friday 1st August 2014

Several ARK schools saw off the school year with sporting events featuring 100m sprints, long jumps, sack races and even a tug of war.
Students, staff and parents have been getting involved in all kinds of activities over the last few weeks. From competitive races, to trying new activities and working together with other ARK schools, we have seen it all.
Here's our round up of all the sports day action:

Monday 28th July 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has expressed his support for ARK's work developing a quality assurance programme for schools.
In a document outlining his vision for 2018, he stated that he considers it a priority for the education department. He has also called the programme 'a special and excellent step for the enhancement of education' on Facebook.