Platinum Jubilee
Wednesday 1st June 2022

Ark’s 39 schools situated across Birmingham, Hastings, London, and Portsmouth held festivities to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of service.
Before the end of half term, schools held assemblies looking at the life of The Queen and how society had changed during her reign.
Students also enjoyed tea parties and street parties to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Friday 20th May 2022

On Wednesday 18 May, King Solomon Academy hosted a special event where Year 4 pupils led the world record attempt at rolling numbers together.

M3 Capital Partners
Tuesday 17th May 2022

Ark alumni have the chance to intern with M3, a global real estate investment and advisory firm.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Wednesday 11th May 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15th May), we spoke with two school leaders to learn how they supported their school community's mental health and wellbeing needs during the pandemic. This blog is the latest in our #ArkPeople series.
It's been two years since we launched our COVID-19 Appeal to help schools deal with the turbulence caused by the pandemic, and we focused on three key areas.

Football Putney girls
Friday 6th May 2022

The Year 7 boys' team from Ark Globe Academy and Year 7 girls' team from Ark Putney Academy were crowned winners at the first Ark junior 7-a-side football tournament on 28 April.
With 250 students from twelve Ark schools, there was a lot of excitement and friendly rivalry on the pitches last month.
To claim their trophies, Ark Globe beat Ark All Saints 3-1, and Ark Putney won 1-0 against Ark Academy.

Ark Teacher Training
Thursday 5th May 2022

Ark Teacher Training, a programme formed in 2015 by Ark to bring recent graduates into the profession, has today been hailed 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted.
Ark Teacher Training was inspected under Ofsted's new inspection framework, which has seen many 'outstanding' providers marked down. To date, there are only three providers in the country who have retained this rating.

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Following a recent inspection by Ofsted, Ark Academy has been judged 'Outstanding' in all areas.

EEF trial
Friday 29th April 2022

According to a new report published today by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), teachers who delivered the English Mastery Key Stage 3 programme – which provides teachers with resources and tools to support their practice – reported that it reduced their workload and improved their pupil’s literacy skills and engagement.

SPArk homepage on a laptop
Wednesday 6th April 2022

SPArk is Ark's new student-facing learning portal, which aims to enable more effective independent learning at home. The portal includes workbooks, videos, games and events for all subjects and year groups. We launched SPArk at the start of the pandemic to provide network-wide remote learning resources to students across all year groups. This accompanied the deployment of over 20,000 Chromebooks to enable our students to get online while at home.

Healthcare careers at Ark Walworth
Tuesday 5th April 2022

On Wednesday 23 March we held a medicine and healthcare careers fair at Ark Walworth Academy. Experts from more than 14 disciplines gave Ark students information about their jobs, and advice about working in the sector.
You can watch the highlights of the event here: