Wednesday 8th January 2014

A pioneering band musicianship project has launched at ARK Kings Academy in Birmingham. From today, every student in Years 7 and 8 will receive small group tuition to learn singing, guitar or drums as part of a special curriculum designed to develop band musicianship skills.
The programme is being incorporated into ARK Kings’ existing music curriculum. The instruments will be completely new to the students and they will also have the option to take up additional instrumental tuition in the future, as other year groups currently do.

Friday 20th December 2013

Bolingbroke Academy in Clapham Junction has today been endorsed by Ofsted, the independent inspector of schools, as a good school. Opened only 15 months ago, the Ofsted report praised the school as providing students with “a springboard to a successful future.”

Thursday 19th December 2013

Let this video from the students of ARK Putney Academy bring a smile to your face as we head into the holiday season. From playing in the snow to UGG boots, find out what they're most looking forward to over the Christmas holidays.

Monday 16th December 2013

Mathematics Mastery, which was recently featured on Newsnight, combines some of the world's best teaching techniques to give pupils great foundations in maths. It was developed in collaboration with maths leaders in ARK primaries and secondaries and is now used in over 100 schools across the country. As the team works with even more schools, they are looking for new recruits to share Maths Mastery ideas and inspire pupils.
Building strong foundations

Friday 13th December 2013

The Ark Teacher Training Programme today received approval to deliver its own training to aspiring teachers. Ark’s academies will join the 77 schools in England already approved by the National College of Teaching and Leadership to deliver initial teacher training to a new generation of young educators.

Thursday 12th December 2013

The politician who aspires to run the country’s education system chose to visit ARK Globe Academy near Elephant and Castle on Wednesday to talk to students about their own career aspirations.

Thursday 12th December 2013

St Alban’s pupils visited the theatre to see David Tennant as Richard II as part of the school's partnership with Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Pupils were also treated to a live streaming of his performance, followed by a Q&A session with David Tennant and Gregory Doran, in which they asked how much of David Tennant’s performance is down to the director and how much is left to his own interpretation.

Wednesday 11th December 2013

Year 6 pupils from ARK Bentworth, King Solomon, ARK Oval and ARK Tindal have been visiting Wadham College to experience a taste of life at Oxford University.

Sunday 8th December 2013

On Friday 6 December, Bloomberg hosted a speed networking event for 50 ARK students, aiming to raise aspirations and expose students to a wide range of career opportunities.

Wednesday 4th December 2013

Last night, ARK Schools and our Mathematics Mastery programme featured prominently in a story on BBC Newsnight. The show focussed on how policymakers can address the challenge of the UK’s results in the recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) survey, where UK students failed to make the top 20 in maths in a survey of 65 countries and education systems. The international league table was topped, once again, by Asian countries.