GCSE Results Day: 10am - 12pm.
3rd & 4th September
Ark INSET Days - academy closed to all students.
5th September - First day of Autumn Term for all students
Year 7: arrive between 8am - 8.15am. Gates will close at 8.15am.
All other years: arrive for 10am for line up. Gates will close at 10am.
Alongside the core academic curriculum, all pupils take part in form activities that support the nurturing of what we perceive to be important personal virtues:
Acting with bravery in fearful situations
Acting with fairness towards others by honouring rights & responsibilities
Being truthful & sincere
Exhibiting care & concern
The ability to control one's feelings & overcome one's weakness
Feeling & expressing thanks for benefits
Estimating oneself within reasonable limits
A humble generosity of time, thought & spirit
A determined & gracious resolve in the face of challenges
A giving heart, a generous way of viewing others & caring for their needs
Character development is continued through the academy’s rich comprehensive enrichment programme which includes sport, cultural, creative and other activities. This helps them develop key personal skills and aptitudes such as communication, leadership, team work, and problem-solving that are so sought after by today’s top universities and employers.
Additionally, the academy runs a number of ‘Drop-Down’ days where external agencies are welcomed to the academy to deliver sessions that include advice regarding career choices and mock interviews. We also take utilise these days to support the delivery of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).
Here we will share regular student expositions by students about topics they are covering in their virtues lessons or areas they feel passionate about.
Aadam | Year 7 | Do you have an attitude for gratitude?
Do you have an attitude for gratitude? Aadam’s exposition gives us an insight into the impact gratitude can have on our physical health as well as our mental health.
Sufiya | Year 7 | What does gratitude mean to me?
Sufiya shares what gratitude means to her.
Ibrahim | Year 9 | Being grateful for our health.
Ibrahim discusses why we should be grateful for the health we have & why it's vital to maintain it.
Aydaruus | Year 8 | The importance of Physical Well-being
Why is physical health so important for our well-being? Aydaruus shares his thoughts...
Anab | Year 9 | Compassion for the Environment
Click on the image below to hear Anab's exposition on compassion for the environment.
Zari | Year 7 | Emotional Well-being
Click on the image below to hear Zari's exposition on emotional well-being.
Sami | Year 8 | Bullying
Click on the image below to hear Sami's powerful exposition on Bullying.
Nadira | Year 8 | Physical & Mental Well-being
Click on the image below to hear Nadira's exposition on healthy well-being.
Pushpita | Year 9 | Mental Health Awareness
Click on the image below to hear Pushpita's exposition on mental health.