School Closure

The Primary School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 12th December 2019 due to a general election.

The Secondary School will remain open as normal.

Why work for us?

Two students at Ark Kings Academy

Why work at Ark Kings Academy?

Ark King’s is a rapidly improving school in Kings Norton, Birmingham. We joined the Ark network in 2012 and were named the most improved academy in the country in 2015. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we give not just our students, but our staff as well.


Training and Development

Our focus on teaching and learning, combined with a rigorous behaviour system, means that teachers can focus on teaching and getting the best possible outcomes for our students. As part of Ark's network of schools, Ark Kings staff benefit from training for their whole career. This includes weekly CPD sessions, a tailored CPD programme for each teacher, twice as many training days as standard, network-wide training days and conferences, and network opportunities (either to work with people from different schools, or even take a lead on developing subject training for the whole network).

I know there’s a great team behind me producing really high-quality resources and training to make me a better teacherDr Rhodes, English Teacher, Ark Kings Academy


We'll Support You in Your Role

At Ark Kings, the expectations are high, but there is a lot of support to help you reach them. As a small school, there is an open-door policy that extends to all staff and students. Extra free periods built into the day mean that teachers have extra time to get things done, whether that is training, meeting with parents or planning lessons, it really does make a difference.

From weekly line management meetings to staff shout-outs and half-termly buffets to say thank you, Ark Kings recognises its staff and the hard work everyone puts in to improving the school.

“We are a big family and we know that we are moving forwards and making a difference. Every day we’re opening students’ eyes to opportunities in Birmingham and beyond, students that may have otherwise been forgotten about. Our progress so far has been incredible, and we know that one day we will be an outstanding school” Dr Rhodes, English Teacher, Ark Kings Academy


Train to Teach in This School

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A teacher and two students at Ark Kings Academy


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