Latest blogs

Monday 19th April 2021

Ark Start is our new early years education programme that has opened two new nurseries, one at Ark Oval Primary Academy in East Croydon and other at Ark John Archer Primary Academy in Battersea.

Friday 16th April 2021

Ark John Keats Academy (AJK) is an all-through school in Enfield educating 4-19-year-olds. The academy's primary phase opened in September 2013, and its secondary phase opened the following year. Olamide Ola-Said joined the school via Teach First in 2013, in its very first year, as a reception teacher, and as a founding member of the school.

Friday 12th March 2021

Lauren Thorpe, Ark’s Director of Strategy, explains how our digital strategy will help us move from lockdown crisis response to achieving a longer-term vision that will improve our students’ independent learning skills.

Monday 1st March 2021

When schools closed in March 2020, many parents were forced to try and replace teachers overnight. Families had to maintain routines, encourage their children to engage with their schoolwork while dealing with work and life challenges.

Thursday 4th February 2021

In September 2020, 180 Year 7 students began their secondary education at the new Ark Blake Academy in Croydon when it opened its doors. Despite it being only a small cohort of students, we have observed numerous cases of COVID-19-related anxiety – both mild and severe. The impact of lockdown and school closures is affecting students’ social and emotional development. 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Our schools continue to face their biggest challenge in ensuring education continues during the pandemic, so how have they done this? We hear from Una Sookun who joined Ark Globe Academy in 2013.

Thursday 28th January 2021

In this blog we hear from Answer Ogbonnaya, the first in our series of #ArkPeople.

Thursday 28th January 2021

The pandemic and lockdowns have forced all of us to place digital solutions centre-stage of everything we do. We have witnessed more change in the last 10 months than we would normally see in 10 years. 

Thursday 13th August 2020

Ark Acton Academy student Livan has been awarded 3 A*s in A Level Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and an A in Chemistry.
This, combined with his completion of American standardised exams earlier this academic year, means he will be attending Harvey Mudd College in the USA to study Maths and Liberal Arts.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

ABC @ Home Blog Series
By Matt Butler, Head of Curriculum at Ark
In the third of our blogs on the ABC @ Home – Ark’s support framework for its schools during the current school shut down – Matt Butler, Ark’s Head of Curriculum discusses how we decided the structure of the timetable and why we made the decisions we did.