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.

Ofsted and Performance Data


Ark Boulton Academy opened in September 2015. 

During the Summer Term 2017, the academy had its' first Section 5 Ofsted Report.

We are delighted to let you know that inspectors have rated Ark Boulton Academy as 'Good' in every category:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management – Good.
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Good.
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Good.
  • Outcomes for pupils – Good.

Some of the key achievements in the report that were highlighted were in leadership and governance; “The highly effective leadership of the principal and her senior team has ensured the school has improved substantially. Governance is a strength of the school. As a result, the quality of learning, teaching and assessment has improved significantly and the school’s policies are consistently applied.”

The excellent behaviour and progress of our students; “Pupils are polite and helpful. Staff prepare pupils well for life in modern Britain. The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. The focus on the Ark Boulton virtues such as charity, honesty, courage and commitment actively promotes the development of pupils’ social skills, empathy and understanding of right and wrong.”

The quality of our teaching and learning; “Teachers have high expectations of what pupils will do and achieve. Routines and procedures are well established” and “pupils currently in the school make good progress from their starting point.”

The full report can be downloaded here PDF iconArk Boulton Academy Ofsted Report 2017  and is also available to view on the Ofsted website.

If you are a parent and would like to leave feedback for Ofsted about the academy, you can by visiting Parent View.


Performance Data

Our GCSE results in August 2017 saw 58% of students achieve grade A*-C in Maths and 66% in English; 52% of the cohort achieved a pass grade in both English and Mathematics with 48% achieving five A*-C GCSE grades that include English and Mathematics, an increase of 7% from last year’s results.

79% of students achieved a 4+ in English Literature.

68% of students achieved a 4+ in English Language.

51% of students achieved a 4+ in Mathematics.

The academy's progress 8 result increased this year to +0.11, showing that students make progress above national expectations. The attainment 8 score of the academy was 4.2 and 14% of the Year 11 cohort achieved the English Baccalaureate.

Students on average attend the academy for 94.2% of the time and on completing their secondary education at Ark Boulton 99% of our students stayed in Education or entered employment.

On completing their secondary education at Ark Boulton, our students progressed to the following destinations:

Herminder Channa, Principal at Ark Boulton Academy said:

"I am so proud of our students who have worked extremely hard to secure a strong set of results. Our students have shown remarkable strength of character, determination and commitment to ensure they achieved the results required for post 16, for further education and university, or through training. After speaking to students, it is clear to see the gratitude they have for teachers and staff at Ark Boulton for their continuous support. I would like to thank all staff and parents for their ongoing commitment and dedication to the academy. A real team effort!".

You can view our performance data tables here on the DfE school performance web page.