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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Ark outperforms other schools at GCSE

Ark has beaten the odds to increase the percentage of students achieving 5 good GCSEs

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Seven reasons to choose a teaching job in an Ark school

"It's all about the kids. And the ethos. And the career development. And all the other things as well..."

With 31 schools in our network, Ark has a variety of exciting roles to fill, ranging from classroom to leadership positions.  We invite you to consider seven compelling reasons to become a teacher at an Ark school.                                                                                                                                                                         Read more


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 17,000 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.



Ark is delighted to announce veteran educationalist Urmila Chowdhury as Executive Principal for the charity’s first primary school in India.