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: 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.

Please click here if you need any additional information regarding free school meals.

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.

If you need to contact the school, please email:

Why Work For Us?

The very best training and support - helping you to progress and be the very best that you can be.

Ark Boulton is a transformative school environment, from the inspirational quotes on the walls to the encouraging, virtue-led language used by staff, the school is focused on the development of teachers and student alike within a family model. 

“The school environment is a family one. Colleagues show care and compassion towards each other and I feel valued and appreciated every day. There are opportunities (and encouragement) for personal development and career progression. This is supported by in school and online training courses and days.”
- Jess Cooper, Mental Health Lead 

Training and development

We know that it is our staff who really transform pupils’ lives. That’s why we help everyone to be the very best they can be. There are opportunities for online training and bespoke learning and mentoring programmes. We also offer:

  • Twice the standard number of training days to teachers throughout the year
  • Dedicated co-planning time twice a week
  • High quality training from the Ark Network
  • Approximately 25 students and below class sizes
  • Double the number of inset days in comparison to non Ark academies
  • Faculties are grouped together in their own dedicated space and classrooms, alongside working areas and offices

“As an NQT the training has been invaluable. I have received a lot of support from the Senior Leadership Team and from within the department. There is always someone to offer advice and guidance when required.”
- Uzma Salim, Geography Teacher 

“I enjoy being part of a supportive and highly organised department who help each other. This makes teaching easier. We have a set structure for how to teach, so students know what to expect. It also allows us to go back to lessons we have already taught and improve them by reviewing and deepening our subject knowledge and teaching styles.”
- Jane Andrews, English Teacher 

We warmly encourage visits, please contact us to arrange to see our school. 

Check out our vacancies

Look at our current vacancies and apply today. 

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