Distance Learning at Ark Kings

Although the building may be closed, Ark Kings Academy is still open for learning. Click below to access your distance learning resources and online lessons:




Wednesday 25th March:

  • The Academy is closed to all pupils until further notice, except for vulnerable children and children of key workers.
  • The Academy will operate distance learning arrangements which can be accessed here.
  • For school closure updates click here.

Non-fiction reading at Ark Kings Academy

At Ark Kings Academy, we place reading at the heart of school life because we know that reading will help our students to be successful in life, education and employment.

In school, students can expect to read in all of their lessons (not just English!), as well as during their daily Reading for Pleasure lessons for Years 7-9, and in form time.

To support our students in reading both fiction and non-fiction texts, this half term we are launching brand new non-fiction reading booklets. Each year group in Years 7-10 will have their own booklet, which contains one non-fiction article per subject.

Students will read an article as part of their study and there will then be opportunity to discuss a ‘big question’ relating to the text in class. Not only will this help our students to become great readers who are informed about the world around them, but it will give them opportunity to articulate their opinions and develop their habits of academic discussion.

To see what the students are reading, or to read the articles yourselves, please click here.