Welcome from our Principal, Ms Delia Smith, OBE

We are very ambitious for all our pupils and believe that our emphasis on the study of subjects in depth is a key feature of our success. From 3.30 to 4.30pm we also enrich our offer with a wide variety of activities, from extra sports and clubs to extended support for literacy, mathematics and science. We also spend a great deal of time ensuring that as teachers we are well prepared and continuously learning and enhancing how we teach in order to extend our students.

You will see our motto ‘Civitas’ everywhere around the school. We are first and foremost citizens and this is what binds us together. We want our students to grow into rounded, confident, ambitious young people who aspire to high achievement and will make a mark on the world.

We expect a great deal of hard work from our pupils. We know nothing worthwhile was ever achieved differently. We expect high standards from everyone and believe that the simple formula of “work hard, be nice” will ensure the best future for our pupils. To this end we are “compassionately ruthless” in implementing our standards.

What's on at Ark Academy

26 October

Autumn half term