Ark runs a network of high-achieving, non selective schools.

We are one of the country's top-performing academy groups.

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The Ark 2014 Music Gala

“The Ark music programme is built on the belief that every child can be a musician.”

Each year we hold an annual celebration of the work our students have done. "The Ark Music Gala" is held at the Barbican, a world-famous venue that gives our children a moment in the spotlight.

In 2014, 750 students from 27 schools participated. Here are some of the highlights.


About us

Ark is a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools and one of the country’s top-performing academy groups. We run 31 academies in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings, educating around 17,400 pupils.

Around 90% of our schools which have been inspected by Ofsted are rated as good or outstanding – compared to a national average of 80%.

Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.


With the Christmas holidays now upon us, we look back on the last days of term and celebrate all of the great activities that took place across the network.