Headteacher's Welcome

I am proud to be Primary Headteacher at Ark Kings Academy. Our goal in the Primary phase is to ensure that every child is well prepared academically and socially for the next phase in their education journey, ultimately giving them the skills and qualifications needed to go to university or on to the career of their choice.

Our school values are: 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together. These values permeate all we do in school with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community. Our school is a place of purposeful learning. We aspire first and foremost to be excellent readers so that every child can access every part of our curriculum.

We have year groups from Nursery (aged 3) to Year 6 (aged 11) on our Primary phase site. All pupils in Year 6 are eligible to an automatic place in Year 7 on our Secondary site.

We are proud to offer an exciting and aspirational all-through curriculum from age 3-16 with plenty of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities. These include theatre, place of worship and museum trips, sporting events, visitors, performers and speakers in school, many pupil leadership opportunities, performing arts, Forest school, curriculum workshops and trips, and Bikeability. We welcome our parents into school to engage with their child's learning through a variety of curriculum workshops, curriculum showcase assemblies and charity fundraising events. All pupils have assigned local and national charities to support.

As an all-through family, staff and pupils embrace every opportunity to work alongside and learn together with our secondary pupils and staff.

As part of the Ark network, our school benefits from strong links with the wider network with joint network INSET days throughout the year. Staff receive high quality training and support which is recognised as being among the best in the country and our pupils will have opportunities to be able to take part in additional network-wide activities.

We have recently undergone a vast refurbishment and are proud of our wonderful new and modern environment. If you would like to tour the primary phase, then please phone the Primary school office on 0121 458 5380 as we conduct open tours throughout the year.

Caz Brasenell

Primary Headteacher