Our All-Through Curriculum


Our curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the community of students 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, values driven.

We provide our students 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 students 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 students thinking and behaving like subject specialists.

Retrieval Practice

Students are provided with regular opportunities to recall knowledge. This occurs across different units students 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 students to take GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a foreign language. We want to ensure as many students as possible complete this so that students 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.