Wednesday 8th October 2014

The internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales visited schoolchildren in Wembley yesterday who got the chance to quiz him about the journey to setting up the fifth most popular website in the world.
The Wikipedia founder spoke to students at ARK Elvin Academy in a broadcast that was watched by students in schools across the UK. Several of the students in the audience were born after the creation of Wikipedia in 2001.

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Doug Lemov, educationalist, Managing Director of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion led the latest Reflections on Leadership lecture for Ark at Walworth Academy in South East London on 23 September.  This lecture series is aimed at Ark staff and gives them an opportunity to hear successful leaders from the fields of business, politics and the public sector to explain how they have dealt with challenges of leadership. 

Student at ARK Tindal Primary Academy
Friday 26th September 2014

ARK is pleased to announce that our  primary schools have beaten the national average for the phonics check by 14 percentage points.

ARK Blacklands Primary balloon release
Friday 26th September 2014

Pupils at ARK Blacklands Primary Academy and ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy, both celebrated their first day back at school

ARK Burlington Danes Primary
Friday 26th September 2014

ARK Burlington Danes Academy will expand with the opening of a new two-form entry primary school,

Kaddy Lee-Preston
Friday 26th September 2014

Local meteorologist and BBC South East weather presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston dropped in to meet students at Helenswood Academy.

Friday 26th September 2014

ARK has designed a brand new course for sixth formers aimed at closing the gap between school and the world of work.

Friday 26th September 2014

One of the first start-up schools set up by the ARK network has been recognised as the seventh best comprehensive in the country.

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Four schools in London, Hastings and Portsmouth have joined the ARK Schools network this week, bringing the total number of academies in the group up to 31. In addition, two existing ARK academies in north London are expanding to create primary and secondary schools.

Monday 1st September 2014

ARK Elvin Academy in Wembley has received a much-needed facelift before term starts in September. The academy, on Cecil Avenue, was previously Copland Community School before it joined the ARK family of academies this week and was renamed in honour of local First World War hero, Arthur Elvin. To aid this transition, the school is being given a fresh new look with the support of Brent Council, over 130 volunteers, and a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour project.