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.

The Art of Language

Students have been signing up for our MFL (Modern Foreign Language) Enrichment Clubs this term. They include the exciting cross-curricular French Cooking Class. Combining food technology with French language and speaking!

Students have learnt how to bake a cake using recipes written only in French and developed thier understanding of the language, and of course their cooking skills! Students thoroughly enjoy the experience, “something I never thought could be so much fun!”

We have introduced a new Latin Club more recently. In partnership with the University of Birmingham, two Latin students (Sarah Legg and Philippa Rubley) deliver lessons every week at our academy.  

Fun Fact 1: Did you know that 60-70% of English words come from Latin? So learning Latin can really help with your vocabulary.

Fun Fact 2: Over 80% of words in languages from places like Spain, France and Italy come from Latin, so you could really improve your language skills too.

Fun Fact 3: The University of Birmingham’s motto is in Latin: 'per ardua ad alta' - 'Through hard work, great things are achieved'.

We're very excited to have the opportunity to learn such an important language at our academy with thanks to the University of Birmingham.