Students in class at Ark Academy

“It’s an exciting time to join us: our staff Delia Smith OBE at Ark Academyare striving to create and maintain our outstanding reputation, and our school is growing year on year.”

Delia Smith OBE Principal

“Everyone at Ark strives constantly to deliver the best possible education and experience to all our pupils and demands the highest standards and expectations.”

Pete Watkins Primary School Headteacher


Why work at Ark Academy?

This is a unique opportunity to join a community of staff striving to maintain an outstanding comprehensive school. Ark Academy was rated as Outstanding in its last Ofsted inspection. Ofsted stated that “pupils make outstanding progress in their studies. They greatly enjoy coming to school and attendance is high. Pupils behave well and they respond enthusiastically to the growing team of dedicated staff.”

The DNA of Ark Academy:

Secondary DNA

Primary DNA


Train to teach in this school

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Academy? Find out more at

Training and development

Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school.

More training days

In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.

Hub days

Three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.

Ark online training

Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.

Bespoke training

Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.

Network opportunities

You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.

Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or take a look at our list of vacancies.