Secondary January Start Dates

Secondary return to school in January

Monday 6th January 2020: Inset Day (School closed to pupils)

Tuesday 7th January 2020: 

  • Y7 - Start at 8.25am finish at 12.30pm
  • Y8 - Start at 1.55pm finish at 4.00pm
  • Y9 - Not required to attend
  • Y10 - Not required to attend
  • Y11 - Start at 8.25am finsih at 2.00pm
  • Y12 - Not required to attend

Wenesday 8th January 2020: All pupils start at 8.25am


Secondary pupils will be leaving the school site from January at the following times:

  • Monday 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 3.00pm
  • Thursday 4.00pm
  • Friday 3.00pm


Please refer to the letter sent home with pupils regarding Supported Study sessions available. 



Primary Head of School announced

ARK Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Baird as primary head of school of ARK John Keats Academy in Enfield, which opens this September. 

Ms Baird is currently deputy head teacher of St Clement Danes Primary School, a high-achieving church school in Covent Garden, London, which is rated good by Ofsted. She has extensive teaching experience across key stages 1 and 2 and has been at St Clement Danes since 2009. In that time she has played a key role in leading the school from a satisfactory to a good Ofsted judgment and helped secure a feature for the school in Ofsted’s recent “Getting to Good: good practice” report.

Before joining St Clement Danes, Ms Baird was assistant head teacher of Essendine Primary, a large and diverse community primary school in North Westminster.

"Amy Baird brings with her considerable primary leadership experience and is greatly looking forward to meeting children and parents in Enfield when she takes up her role," said ARK Schools’ Director of Education, Sophy Blakeway.

Ms Baird said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to open a new school from scratch and to be able to give pupils such a unique opportunity. I’m also delighted that I have the chance to be part of an all though academy, to provide children with the opportunity of staying in an excellent school right through to sixth form.”