Striving for excellence

Ark John Keats Academy provides pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form with a world class standard of education. We currently have over 1700 pupils on roll from Nursery to Year 13.


We have been graded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. We have created an academy that is renowned for its calm, orderly and purposeful environment and where pupils make exceptional progress and behave maturely and respectfully.


New staff will be joining a school with a wonderful ethos, where academy staff, pupils and parents are incredibly aligned, committed and passionate about our school. Pupils are provided with a first class education and we are intent on developing a school that will match the very best in both the state and private sectors and is a source of pride for the people of north east Enfield.


Our approach is underpinned by six pillars – High Expectations, Excellent Teaching, Exemplary Behaviour, Depth for Breadth, Knowing Every Child and Always Learning.


To read more about our pillars, click here.

Training opportunities

We provide staff with very high quality and regular CPD. All teachers and leaders have weekly coaching, a weekly whole staff training session, 10 CPD days annually and access to an extensive menu of Ark training programmes for all levels.

Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school. In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard. Additionally, up to three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.

Our online, cloud-based learning platform also supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources. All of this is in addition to the training sessions that are delivered locally by Ark John Keats Academy.

Be part of a network

Joining our school means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will have the opportunity to come together with your peers locally, nationally and sometimes even internationally, to share resources, learning and good practice. You'll also be supported to focus on what you do best. We are always looking for ways to take away additional pressures, to give you more freedom to concentrate on improving education outcomes for young people. We offer support beyond the classroom; from prioritising strong behaviour management strategies to giving you access to our award-winning data management platform.

You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.

Have an impact far beyond your own school

If you want to be part of the effort to advance and improve education, join Ark. From creating and working with new curricula and teaching techniques, to collaborating with other schools and partners to share what works, we’re always aiming for system change. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives, such as Mathematics Mastery, English Mastery, and the Ambition Institute, that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society – in the UK and around the world.