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.

Use of Photography and Video

Ark Boulton Academy takes seriously its responsibility to protect and promote the safety and welfare of our students. We recognise that this responsibility extends to how we manage the use of still and video images of students and have put in place appropriate safeguards.

All parents are sent a letter from the Principal which informs parents that their child's image may be used in in promotional material produced by Ark Boulton Academy and are asked to inform the school if they do not want their child's image to appear.  An exerpt of this letter states:

"From time to time we may wish to video, photograph or audio record your child in order to promote the excellent work going on in our school.  These images, videos and recordings may be used for staff training, in our school prospectus, in other printed publications we produce, on our website and social media channels, or on project display boards at school. There may also be times when our school is visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage. Pupils will often appear in these images which may appear in local or national newspapers or on televised news programmes."

A full copy of this letter can be read here - Digital stills and video letter October 2015.pdf 

If parents do not want their child's image to be used in school promotional material they should contact the school on 0121 773 8156 or