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.

A Sailing We Will Go...

On Saturday 26th August, four Year 8 students from Ark Boulton Academy: Ismail, Abdurrahim, Rumaysa and Ikra went on a sailing trip to the Norfolk Broads. The students, accompanied with Miss Hazem and other schools, lived and travelled on boats for one week.

“We were taught the basics of sailing, learning skills from qualified RYA instructors. They taught us about the terminology used which is relevant to sailing such as tacking and mooring.” Ismail.

During the trip there were opportunities to go to a beach, where we spotted seals in the sea, which was a nice treat, seeing wildlife in its' natural environment.

“This trip provided students with fantastic opportunities to develop teamwork skills and interact with others from different schools. Students learnt how to be independent as they cooked their own meals. They also experienced life without electricity and mobile phones for a whole week!” Miss Hazem.

We cannot thank Enterprise Sailing enough for enabling our academy to participate in this memorable experience. We hope to make this an annual trip for our students.