Applying for a place in Year 7 for September 2019

The deadline for applying to Ark Boulton Academy for Year 7 entry in September 2019 is 31st October 2018. 

Please visit Birmingham City Council Admissions website to apply.

You can also contact them on 0121 303 1888 or email

If you already have children at Ark Boulton and a child wishes to attend for Year 7, you will still need to apply via the same process above. 

Spaghetti Structures Design Challenge

Year 8 Science students enjoyed learning through a creative way by taking part in the spaghetti design challenge.

The aim of this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge was to build the tallest free-standing spaghetti structure, using their engineering and science knowledge to do so. Students learnt to:

  • Understand trial and error when working with science and engineering, and understand how important this is to develop ideas and solutions to problems.
  • Develop on their teamwork skills.
  • Understand that weak materials can be made stronger by using good design ideas and structure shapes.
  • Understand the techniques used by engineers when designing actual structures and buildings and the consideration of tension and compression forces.
  • Understand the use of mass distribution and why it’s important when building a structure.

We had some excellent ideas and were very impressed by the final structures. Well done Year 8!