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.

WLP consultation
Monday 1st November 2021

Over the past few years, there has been a growing oversupply of primary places in Hammersmith and Fulham. The borough currently has an oversupply at Reception level of nearly 20% – 8% higher than the London average.

Monday 18th October 2021

Leading researcher Dr Susan McGrath and Sarah Taunton, Head of Programme for Professional Pathways at Ark, shared key findings and recommendations from a three-year research project evaluating Ark’s post-16 vocational programme at today’s launch event. 
Fulfilling the potential of BTEC learners: the Ark Professional Pathways programme’ includes qualitative and quantitative research involving more than 700 Ark students to assess the success of the Professional Pathway programme.  

Boulton school and Principal Herminder Channa
Monday 11th October 2021

Ark Boulton Academy in Sparkhill, south Birmingham, is now one of only two secondary schools in England to have achieved the School of Character Kitemark Plus.

Ark Acton pupil Zaniya playing lacrosse
Wednesday 6th October 2021

Ark Acton Academy has introduced new compulsory weekly sports sessions and its students are reaping the benefits of increased morale, lower post-pandemic anxiety and greater focus.
Along with a new range of optional clubs at lunchtime and before and after school, all of Year 8 and Year 10’s students now have a compulsory weekly sports session, alongside their regular PE lessons.