Thursday 12th February 2015

Masterly musicians and skilled singers from across the Ark network filled some of East London’s biggest performance venues with music as they took part in Ark’s ‘Sing into Spring’.
‘Sing into Spring’ saw students from 18 primary and secondary schools in the network take part in the event at Stratford Old Town Hall, Theatre Royal Stratford, and Stratford Circus.
Performing contemporary pieces like Laura Mvula’s ‘Sing to the moon’ alongside traditional English and African folk songs, the students later met in the Town Hall to take part in a musical closing ceremony.

Monday 9th February 2015

Southwark MP and Justice Minister Simon Hughes visited Ark Globe Academy to congratulate the high-performing school on their work ensuring all pupils reach their potential.
Mr Hughes congratulated Ark Globe Academy on winning a £5,000 Pupil Premium Award after the school was named as one of the top schools in the country for helping disadvantaged students achieve good GCSEs results.

Friday 6th February 2015

Last summer five Ark teachers were given the opportunity to travel to Uganda and South Africa to teach alongside colleagues working to improve education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday 2nd February 2015

The Guardian newspaper has praised St Alban’s Academy in Birmingham, calling it a ‘school that unites faiths’, after staff and students worked to create an inclusive and tolerant atmosphere in the community.

Thursday 29th January 2015

Ark has defied the national drop in GCSE results this year, with another improved set of scores, making us one of the strongest school groups in the country.
The proportion of Ark students getting 5 A*-C GCSE grades including maths and English rose from 57% to 59% in our 11 secondary schools. Nationally, the percentage of students achieving the same measure fell from 60.6% to 56.6%. Ark was also the only one of the 10 largest academy networks to see its GCSE results improve this year. 

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Budding musicians at Ark Conway Primary Academy entertained Cabinet ministers yesterday in a musical performance.
Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, and Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, were treated to singing, as well as ukulele and cornet music, by talented pupils from the school.

Monday 26th January 2015

Schools from across the Ark network have been paddling for victory in a tense table tennis tournament at Isaac Newton Academy.

Friday 23rd January 2015

The education minister, Nick Gibb MP, has praised Ark’s schools and staff in a speech to international educational experts.
The schools minister told delegates at the OECD’s inaugural Education Policy Outlook Conference that King Solomon Academy’s “excellent results” showed “that with the right methods, the background of a child is, and should be, no barrier to achievement”.

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Secondary students from across the Ark network took to the basketball courts of Evelyn Grace Academy to battle it out to be crowned winners of the annual Ark Basketball Tournament.
Teams from Ark Burlington Danes, Ark Elvin, Ark Putney, Bolingbroke and hosts Evelyn Grace all competed for the Under 14s and Under 17s titles. 

Friday 12th December 2014

Primary league tables released this week show that Ark Rose Primary Academy is the most improved primary school in Birmingham, and 8th most improved in the country, based on 2014 Key Stage 2 results.  The league table is based on the 256 Birmingham primary schools which have results for 2013 and 2014.
Exam results at Ark Rose Primary Academy leapt from 56 points in 2014 with 100% of pupils achieving Level 4 Reading. 


Ark in the news

The Evening Standard

Walworth student secures Eton scholarship

Wednesday 1st June 2016

The Economist

Premium grade: Charter Academy

Friday 4th March 2016

The Times

Star coaches give poorest pupils a sporting chance

Tuesday 9th February 2016

The Times

Frontline: A social work revolution

Monday 1st February 2016