School Update (4th April 2020)
We are currently recruiting for a number of roles for September 2020. Please visit our virtual recruitment page for details of the exciting positions that we have and for further details on the virtual application process
Dear Parents/ Carers, we have now come to the end of what has been a challenging term for all. During the Spring break Ark Boulton will continue to support our families and are available to be contacted through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please continue to monitor your SMS messages and post as these we will be our primary methods of contact in the coming weeks. Our teachers are working to ensure that the website is continually updated with new learning content and we will be sending further guidance in time for the new term. We recently sent a text message with a link to a short survey regarding access to online materials at home. Please complete this so that we are able to support and tailor the resources we provide. Finally, we must continue to show our support for NHS and all other keyworkers who continue to serve on the frontline, by staying indoors and practicing social distancing should you need to go out.
As you are no doubt aware Year 11s will not be sitting formal GCSE examinations this Summer. We are currently receiving guidance from Ofqual on how grades will be attained by students. We will, of course update our Year 11 families and parents as soon as we have definitive details.
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We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives. Please continue to follow health guidance from the NHS and the Government.
Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.
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Ark Boulton Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, mixed school serving 11–16 year olds. Each year we admit 180 children into Year 7. To apply, you will need to go through the Birmingham City Council website – just visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions. If you need any help with the admissions process, then please give us a call.
When we admit students, we prioritise children with statements of special educational needs. Then, if our academy is oversubscribed, we offer places to children in the following order of priority:
- Looked After Children and children who have been previously looked after.
- Children of staff who are filling a demonstrable skills shortage.
- Children who, at the time of the admission, have a sibling, resident at the same address, who attends the academy.
- Children of staff who are not filling a demonstrable skills shortage.
- Children who live closest to the academy by straight line distance from their home to the main entrance.
Parent Reminder for September 2020 Entry
Any procedures and queries regarding application to Ark Boulton Academy can be found on the Birmingham City Council website here or ring the Birmingham Admissions Team on 0121 303 1888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any specific questions about the academy please contact our Admissions Team on 0121 773 8156 or email email@example.com.
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
|Offer Date||Deadline for lodging an appeal|
|2nd March 2020||20th April 2020|
On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.
Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.
If you wish to appeal for a place in September 2020 Year 7, please click here for the Ark secondary appeal form, and contact Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 1888 to notify the Admissions Team of your appeal.