Schools in development

Ark has 37 schools in its network as of September 2019.

The following schools are currently in development:

  • Ark Blake Academy, Croydon (2020)

Expanding Ark’s South London cluster of schools will be Ark Blake Academy, a secondary school located a few hundred metres from Ark Oval in Croydon. Croydon Council has identified a significant need for secondary places in the coming years and Ark Blake Academy will provide six additional forms of entry to help meet this need. 

To find out more about the school, please visit 

  • Ark Soane Academy, Ealing (2021)

Ark Soane Academy is a new six-form entry secondary school and sixth form which is due to open on the site of Acton College, Ealing. The site will be home to residential blocks and the school. The design process for the school has begun and we will be working with architects to create a wonderful new building, which will open in 2021. 

The London Borough of Ealing has a significant need for new, high-quality secondary school places. This is particularly true in Ealing and Acton, from where the new school will draw its students. Ark Soane Academy will join our wider West London cluster of schools with close links to Ark Priory Primary Academy, Ark Byron Primary Academy and Ark Acton, all of which are located in Acton. It will of course also have links with other local schools.

To find out more about the school, please visit