Our All-Through Curriculum


Our curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the community of pupils we serve.

We promote reading and vocabulary and prioritise exposing our students to a wealth of vocabulary in different contexts.

We promote the identification of our students as global citizens – aspirational, respectful, and values-driven.

We provide our pupils with the cultural capital they need go on to be successful in the next phase of their education and beyond.


Curriculum Design and Delivery



We have designed progression maps for each subject that outline the core knowledge and skills our pupils develop throughout their time at Ark Kings in order to develop proficiency.

Knowledge Organisers 1

The core knowledge for a unit is presented to pupils through a knowledge organiser and taught in engaging lessons centred around pupils thinking and behaving like subject specialists.

Retrieval Practice

Pupils are provided with regular opportunities to recall knowledge. This occurs across different units pupils study, as well as within a unit. They also have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they are learning through lesson activities, discussion questions and essay writing. 

What is the English Baccalaureate?

The English Baccalaureate requires pupils to take GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a foreign language. We want to ensure as many pupils as possible complete this so that pupils have access to the best opportunities after leaving Ark Kings Academy.

Further Information

For more information about the Primary Phase curriculum at Ark Kings Academy, please contact Mr Taylor, Head of Primary on 0121 458 5380 and for Secondary Phase curriculum, contact Mr McCay Vice Principal on 0121 459 4451.