Key Dates

23rd August
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.

Year 10 Practice Interview Day

On Thursday 24th May, Year 10 students took part in a Practice Interview Day delivered by Ahead Partnership and Capsticks Employment.

The day consisted of expert workshops to prepare students for interviews for college, university and employability. This was then followed by a one to one mock interview facilitated by a professional recruiter to put in to practice the skills they learnt, receive individual feedback and interviewing tips.

Days such as these allow students to gain an appreciation of what to expect in an interview based scenario and an opportunity to refine their interviewing skills.

“The interview practice provided our students with an invaluable experience by working with professionals from industry, which has helped to develop their confidence and interview skills for the future. This will be particularly beneficial as our students embark on their future educational and career paths.” Miss Crutchley, Achievement Leader for Year 10.

Student Feedback

“I enjoyed expressing myself, talking about my future and really challenging myself. I’m thankful for the experience as it has widened my understanding of interviews.” 

“Today I have learned that no matter what setbacks you have had in the past, there’s always a chance to turn it around.”