Leadership changes

Dear Parents, 

I am writing to let you know that Herminder Channa will be undertaking more work for the network in her capacity as EP and will step away from Ark Boulton until 31 August 2022. Herminder’s leadership following the transition of Ark Boulton to the network in 2015 has been instrumental in the school’s success and securing Good in 2017.  We wish her well with this new work supporting the network on Ofsted and monitoring visits.  

I am delighted to say that Danny Richards will continue to lead the school as Interim Principal until 31st August 2022, having worked closely with Herminder since the transition of the school both in capacity as a senior leader and most recently, Head of School.   The school will continue to be in good hands with Danny, who will take on the day to day running of the school.  

I very much appreciate your support for Herminder, in fulfilling this role across the Ark network. 

With all best wishes,  

Gail Peyton 

Regional Director  


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Welcome from our Executive Principal

My vision for Ark Boulton Academy is simple: together we give each of our students the skills, personal qualities and qualifications they need to be successful at university and in the career of their choice; together we make them role models for future generations, helping them to fulfil their potential and raise aspirations; and that together we reach higher by ensuring that our young people can compete on level terms for places at university and in the job market. 

At Ark Boulton Academy we work together to ensure that each of our children can overcome barriers to learning, catch up where needed and achieve at the highest levels by working harder, behaving better and making faster progress than children in other schools.

- Mrs H K Channa OBE JP

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