Ofsted Report

We are delighted that Ofsted Inspectors have declared that Ark Kings Academy is a GOOD school and we are very pleased the academy has been judged ‘good’ in every area and that our overall effectiveness has also been recognised as "Good".

Categories Rating
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good
Overall effectiveness Good

Inspectors have praised our leadership and management saying that, “The principal, senior leaders and governors share a vision to deliver high-quality teaching and learning for all pupils in the school. They are ambitious and aspirational to provide pupils with the best learning opportunities and experiences. Changes in leadership since the last inspection have skilfully realigned a knowledgeable, determined and enthusiastic team led by a principal who is totally inclusive and committed to the achievement of the pupils in his care.” Inspectors also praised the quality of our teaching and, importantly, the strength of relationships between our staff and students. “Teachers show strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm. As a result, pupils are interested and engaged in their learning activities. Teaching makes a very positive contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This helps pupils to reflect, work well together and listen carefully to the opinions of others. Teachers establish good working relationships with pupils and they help pupils to overcome any barriers to learning they might have.”

We are particularly proud of the way that our students have been highlighted in the report with inspectors saying that, “Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in the school is one of tolerance, sharing and learning together. Pupils conduct themselves well around the school and the atmosphere is calm and orderly, both during and between lessons, and at breaktime and lunchtime. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are good across all years and all subjects. Pupils are punctual to lessons, bring the right equipment with them, settle quickly and approach their work with enthusiasm.”

This judgement serves to remind us of all the progress made by the academy’s pupils, staff, parents and wider community in support of our mission to be a school where every student will make excellent progress, develop outstanding character and be successful in life, education and employment. We recognise that there is still much to do in order to achieve our mission and the academy is focused on taking the steps necessary to become an outstanding school.

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*  This data is not current.This would usually be published on the website but for 2019/20 no results are published.


You can find additional information about ARK Kings Academy's performance by visiting Ofsted's School Data Dashboard: Ofsted School Data Dashboard for ARK Kings Academy

You can view ARK Kings Academy's performance data on the Department for Education website: Department for Education School Performance Tables for ARK Kings Academy







Key Stage 4 Outcomes


In 2019 our estimated progress score was -0.03 which represents good progress nationally.Our Attainment 8 (A8) score was 43. This means that on average students at Ark Kings achieved between a grade 4 and grade 5 in their GCSEs. A grade 4 is a pass grade, equivalent to the old C grade, and a grade 5 is the equivalent of a high C and is regarded as a ‘good pass’. At the end of KS4 65% of our cohort achieved a grade of 4 or higher in both Maths and English. 37% of the cohort achieved a grade of 5 or higher in both Maths and English. Both of these figures represent a significant increase from last year’s results which were 58% and 28% respectively. 57% of students also achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above, giving them the breadth of qualifications needed for further study.

17% of students achieved the EBacc qualification, with an average point score for EBacc at 38. The EBacc suite of subjects includes English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages.

100% of our year 11 leavers have gone on to further education, training or into employment.


Destination Data

Academic Year 2018-19 Cohort – 92 pupils
89 pupils have been accepted at a sixth form, College or Apprenticeship



Top 3 Destinations Number of students
Bournville South and City College 30
Solihull College and University Centre 23
Cadbury Sixth Form College 13


Course Destinations  
A-Levels 20%
Level 3 BTEC 24%
A-Levels / L3 BTEC Mix 8%
Apprenticeships 4%




Attendance Data







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Parents can help support Ark Kings Academy's continuous improvement by visiting the Ofsted Parent View website and completing. Parents can use the website to complete a survey and give their opinion on all aspects of their child's school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted then uses this information when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. Please note, the Parent View survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. If you have a concern about Ark Kings, please either contact us directly by telephone or email. You can also find out how to make a formal complaint by visiting our Complaints page.