Daniel Richards, Vice Principal at Ark Boulton AcademyI was delighted to be appointed as Secondary Principal in March 2022. I join Ark Kings from Ark Boulton, a school which has seen rapid improvement during my time as Vice-Principal and Interim Principal.

Our school values are: 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together’ – and they permeate everything we do in school with our pupils, our parents, our staff and the wider community.

We offer an exciting and aspirational all-through curriculum from age 3 to 16. Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced to ensure that our students develop and grow their knowledge throughout their whole school career.

Our curriculum extends well beyond the classroom and we offer a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities. These include: trips to the theatre, places of worship and museums; sporting events; visiting performers and speakers; pupil leadership opportunities, and many more.

The relationships we have with our parents is critical - we know that we must all work together for each and every child to succeed - and exceed expectations. We regularly welcome our parents into school to engage with their child's learning through a variety of curriculum workshops, parents’ evenings and meetings.

As part of the Ark network, our school benefits from strong links with the wider network of schools. Our staff receive high quality training and support which is recognised as being among the best in the country and our pupils have opportunities to be able to take part in network-wide activities – further broadening their school experience.

You are welcome to visit our school throughout the year to see for yourself our excellent facilities and modern teaching environments.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit.


Danny Richards

Secondary Principal