Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Ark’s partnership with Salesforce began with just one school in 2018, but quickly grew to impact not only Ark’s wider network of schools, but Salesforce's global offices as well.
Starting at Ark Evelyn Grace in 2018, Salesforce went on to deliver workshops to IT and Business students at 13 Ark schools through our Professional Pathways Programme. They also established the Salesforce Foundation and awarded £570,000 to Maths Mastery, which reaches hundreds of UK schools.

Students recieve A level results
Thursday 17th August 2023

Students in 13 schools across Ark are receiving A level and BTEC results today, and we will be sharing highlights here all day.
On A levels: As results are brought back in line with pre-Covid levels, Ark has seen improvements in all key measures compared to 2019 benchmarks. In particular, 56 percent of students received at least three grades at A* to C, up nine percentage points and 32 percent received at least three grades A* to B, up eight percentage points on 2019.

Ark Alexandra bursary recipients
Monday 24th July 2023

Thanks to our generous partners, 55 Ark students have been offered bursaries worth nearly £720,000 to help cover the cost of tertiary tuition fees and accommodation. Bursaries are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, or both.

ATT Graduation 2023
Monday 17th July 2023

An impressive 153 trainees came together at King Solomon Academy as the tenth Ark Teacher Training cohort attended their special graduation ceremony.

Thursday 13th July 2023

According to the latest Department of Education data, Ark primary schools collectively surpassed the national average for key stage 2 by 16 percentage points. 
Across the network, 75 percent of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to 59 percent nationally. While the national figures have remained static compared to 2022, our schools have built on the success of last year and raised outcomes by a further two percentage points.   

Pride month at Ark 2023
Wednesday 28th June 2023

The spirit of Pride took full effect this month at Ark, with rainbow flags, vibrant banners and posters of LGBTQ+ icons on display around the central office. We also hosted activities including a panel discussion on LGBTQ+ issues, aimed at raising awareness and promoting understanding.
The Ark community values diversity and inclusivity. We believe it's vital that we create a safe and welcoming environment for all our students and staff, irrespective of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Ark central Windrush celebrations
Thursday 22nd June 2023

As the UK marks the 75th anniversary of the Windrush, the Ark network also took a moment to appreciate the contributions and sacrifices made by the Windrush generation.
Our schools showed a film featuring the experiences of those who travelled on the ship and what that choice has meant for their families. The film included historical extracts, interviews and narration from King Solomon Academy and Ark Byron students.

EdCity number one topping out
Tuesday 30th May 2023

On 24 May, there was a chance to mark the progress on the office building that will soon be transformed into Number One EdCity, the future home of Ark. To commemorate the completion of the structural elements of the building, EdCity partners and stakeholders gathered on the rooftop to drill the final board into place.

Ark Ventures
Monday 3rd April 2023

There are some important changes coming at Ark. Since our foundation in 2002, innovation and entrepreneurship have been central to our approach.
We exist to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life. In seeking to close the gap for every child, education has been the driving force of our work over the last 20 years.

Wednesday 8th February 2023

We know that there are many talented pupils in our network of schools and that they will thrive with the pathways, support and guidance that are available to their more affluent peers. Ark’s scholarships programme is deliberate about unearthing talent and giving these young people the opportunity they would not otherwise have to develop their passions and compete in the real world.