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:

KS3 Virtual School

Dear Lower School Student,

We have now arrived at the end of our Spring Term. As such, we would like to wish all of you and your families, a safe and happy Easter holiday. 

There are many wonderful subjects and activities for you to engage in through this site. Please continue to use them daily to support you and your families during this challenging time. Maintaining a routine will help you to enjoy each day more fully.

Please also support your families through being kind, compassionate and showing acts of service. You are a role model to your younger siblings.

Finally, please remember that we are still here for you while at home during the holidays. If you need us, please use the SHARP system or

We are never far away.

In the meantime, take care, stay at home and stay safe.

From all of your teachers, tutors and staff in your Lower School family.

***Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.***


Virtual Assembly




Please use your 'Independent Learning' materials in relation to this timetable

9am - 9.30am PE PE PE PE PE
9.30am - 10am Break/
10am - 11am English
(or via Seneca)
(or via Seneca)
(or via Seneca)
(or via Seneca)
(or via Seneca)
11am - 12pm Maths (Seneca / 
Corbett Maths)
Maths (Seneca / 
Corbett Maths)
Maths (Seneca / 
Corbett Maths)
Maths (Seneca / 
Corbett Maths)
Maths (Seneca / 
Corbett Maths)
12pm - 12.30pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12.30pm -1.30pm Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca)
1.30pm - 2.30pm History 
Religious Studies
2.30pm - 3pm Break Break Break Break Break
3pm - 4pm French 
Music Drama Art Computer Science
(Yr 7)
Young Enterprise
(Year 8 & 9)
4pm - 4.30pm Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning


Use the below links to find specific resources for your subjects:

(for most subjects)
English Maths
Independent Learning Music Young Enterprise

Please also use:

David Walliams Daily Story - Mid Morning Activity

Watch Shakespeare from home with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Audible - Listen to Books for FREE (no subscription) at this current time of crisis

Tips for Parents on Home Learning from the University of Birmingham



Complete the virtual work assigned.

Also visit these sites for more drawing practice:

Tate Kids

Color - American colour matching game

Color Mandala

Quick, Draw!



Complete the activities on the various tabs of the site below:

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas



Year 7 - Poetry

Year 8 - Animal Farm Book

Year 8 Activity Booklet

Year 8 Animal Farm Resource Booklet

Year 9 - Journey Poetry

Radio Blogging - Daily English Lesson

English Mastery Activities (also suitable for Primary aged children)



PiXL Maths App for personalised revision

Corbett Maths for videos, worksheets and practice papers

Maths Genie for graded videos, worksheets and practice papers

Mathematics Mastery Activities (also suitable for Primary aged children)



Musical Elements: 

Flash Card Game / Quizzes


How to Video / Bitesize Ten Pieces / Using Technology

Compose Your Own Music: Sound Trap / Band Lab / Fruity Loops, or download the GarageBand app on the Iphone or Apple Mac.


How to Perform


Evaluating Music

Further resources available here


Young Enterprise

Tenner Challenge

My Money Week

Young Money Challenge

1. Cat 3 - Challenge Guidelines

2. Cat 3 - Responsible Consumerism Quiz (PPT)

2. Cat 3 - Responsible Consumerism Quiz

3. Cat 3 - Saving Energy

4. Cat 3 - Fast Fashion

5. Cat 3 - Food Waste

6. Cat 3 - Challenge Summary Sheet


Independent Learning Booklets

Year 7 Independent Learning

Year 8 Independent Learning

Year 9 Independent Learning


Seneca Learning Platform

Click here to learn how to use Seneca.