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6 December 2019


Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.


We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 


However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.


I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.


Thank you for your support.


Kind regards


Alison Downey



State Street

State Street’s support for our Music Gala last year enabled over 500 students from across the Ark schools network to join together in a musical celebration at the Barbican. Our young musicians performed with confidence and skill, delivering a rich and diverse programme to a professional standard.

Thanks to State Street’s continued generous support, we are now delivering a targeted confidence building mentoring programme with Year 10 students from Walworth Academy in Southwark. State Street has provided the much needed funds for this programme as well as the employee volunteers who will mentor and support students over the academic year.