ArkTalks January 2022
Friday 4th February 2022

We held our first #ArkTalks event of the year last month, which looked at the recent comprehensive spending review and the settlement achieved for education.  
We were delighted that, once again, Times Columnist Rachel Sylvester chaired the event. She was joined by Luke Sibieta from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who leads their annual report on education spending; Jonathan Simons, Partner and Head of the Education Practice at Public First; and Sam Freedman, Senior adviser to Ark and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government. 

AC+ English Mastery
Thursday 3rd February 2022

English Mastery, a knowledge-rich, key stage three curriculum and teacher development programme delivered by Ark Curriculum Plus, has been selected for a two-year Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) efficacy trial.
The trial is being funded by the Department for Education’s (DfE) Accelerator Fund, which aims to support schools across the West Midlands, East Midlands and the Humber, and the North adopt research-informed practices to improve educational outcomes.

Times Education Commission
Tuesday 1st February 2022

Students from three Ark schools have joined a youth panel to provide the Times Education Commission with insight and ideas to support its work to recommend changes to the education system.

Monday 31st January 2022

Fifteen Ark students are embarking on an exciting new musical journey with the launch of the Ark Inspiring Excellence Music scholarship.

Ark Tindal HQM
Friday 28th January 2022

Ark Tindal Primary Academy in Balsall Heath has been awarded the Silver Quality Mark by the Historical Association (HA), recognising their excellent history provision in the school.


Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Friday 14th January 2022

The leadership and governance at Ark Castledown Primary Academy have been hailed as "Outstanding" by Ofsted, following a two-day inspection.
The report said: "Leadership and governance at this school are exceptional... the clarity of vision, the training, and professional development provided both within the school and within the trust mean that all leaders are extremely well focused on the education provided by the school."

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Two outstanding leaders at Ark, Regional Director for Hastings, Lorraine Clarke and Ark Globe Academy's Executive Principal Matt Jones, have been awarded OBEs for services to education in the New Year Honours 2022 Lists.

Giving Tuesday - thank you
Tuesday 30th November 2021

Today, Ark joins #GivingTuesday 2021, the global day of generosity, and this year we’re reflecting on how funding supported young children and families (30th November).

Raheem Sterling at Elvin
Wednesday 17th November 2021

England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling this week returned to Ark Elvin Academy, his former secondary school in Wembley in London, to launch his new Foundation.
The Raheem Sterling Foundation will focus its work on supporting young people in London, Manchester and Kingston, Jamaica, his birthplace. He was joined at the school by his mum, Nadine, and former coach, Clive Ellington, and unveiled the Foundation’s official plaque and charter at the school.

Remembrance day, 2021
Thursday 11th November 2021

Today, Ark’s 39 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London, and Portsmouth honoured those who served to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.
For Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, each school held an assembly that included a two-minute silence to remember those who have died in wars around the world.