Wednesday 24th October 2012

ARK today announced the appointment of Lucy Heller as Chief Executive.  
Lucy joined ARK in 2004 from TSL Education where she was joint Managing Director. Over the last eight years Lucy has managed ARK Schools, creating one of the country's most successful academy networks. Lucy will remain as Managing Director of ARK Schools but the network's experienced Executive will continue to oversee operations, education, project direction, programme management and development.

Friday 19th October 2012

Walworth Academy today announced the appointment of the outstanding principal of Little Ilford School in Newham as the successor to Walworth's founding principal, Devon Hanson, who has moved to become the principal of ARK's Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton.

Thursday 18th October 2012

Zambia's Minister of Health, Dr Kasonde, cut the ribbon to mark the official handing over of four new cold storage facilities to the Ministry of Health in Lusaka last Tuesday. 800 cubic metres have been added to the national capacity with ARK funding half of the expansion. Zambia is now equipped to safely store vast quantities of new and existing vaccines, a major step towards securing children's health in the country. 

Saturday 29th September 2012

Coverage of St Alban's and ARK Kings academies in the Financial Times today. Click here to read the piece.

Monday 17th September 2012

King Solomon Academy is featured in an article in The Economist and was also praised by Anthony Seldon in a Sunday Times piece on what independent schools can learn from the state sector.
The school also appeared on Newsnight in their piece about the new exams to replace GCSE. Watch it here.

Thursday 23rd August 2012

ARK Schools today reported the network's sixth GCSE results, covering the five ARK academies with a GCSE cohort this year. Since each school opened as an ARK academy the average annual increase in pupils achieving five GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics is 6.5 percentage points.
The school data shows that 57% of ARK pupils have achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths. This compares to an average of 19% in the predecessor schools seven years ago.

Thursday 23rd August 2012

ARK's five academies with GCSE pupils have reported their results today.
Download a full press release here.

Thursday 16th August 2012

Students at ARK's Burlington Danes Academy are celebrating their best A level results, with 81% of all grades awarded to Year 13 students at A*-C - up from 68% last year. Read more here.

Wednesday 25th July 2012

On 27 June the fourth annual ARK Schools Music Gala took place at the Barbican in London. More than 450 pupils from across the ARK network took part in choral and instrumental performances, in front of an audience of 1200 friends, family and staff. The concert included performances from each ARK academy, as well as our network-wide choirs (the ONE VOICE massed choir and SPARK choir) and SOUNDS ALIVE Fusion Ensemble.

Monday 23rd July 2012

ARK Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Frame as principal designate of ARK All Saints Academy, the ARK Schools/Church of England academy which will open on the site of St Michael and All Angels Academy in Camberwell in September 2013. She will take up the post in January which will give her two clear terms of preparation for the opening in September.