About us

Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s top-performing academy operators. Our network comprises both new-start and transition schools that have become Ark academies. Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every Ark pupil the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

To achieve this, our schools prioritise six key principles:

  1. High expectations
  2. Exemplary behaviour
  3. Excellent teaching
  4. Depth before breadth
  5. More time for learning
  6. Knowing every child

Ark runs a range of health, welfare and education projects in the UK, Southern Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Ark has established two external education leadership programmes, Teaching Leaders and Future Leaders, which train middle and senior leaders for schools that serve England’s most deprived areas.

Read our Parents' guide to Ark (PDF format).