Welcome to the primary phase of Ark John Keats Academy.

The primary phase opened in September 2013 and we now have 7 year groups including reception, from Nursery through to Year 6.  We take 90 new pupils into Reception every year.

Our academy is identified by its high expectations of, and belief in, all our pupils and these are encompassed in our six pillars. We teach a curriculum that enables all children to make rapid academic progress across a range of subject areas but with an emphasis on reading, writing and numeracy.  Our teachers and teaching assistants are highly skilled in ensuring children reach their potential and in making learning challenging, exciting and enjoyable. We explicitly teach character and put great emphasis on our values of kindness, effort, aspiration and tenacity.

The academy is a very calm and purposeful environment as we believe in good discipline so all children can learn effectively. We provide numerous enrichment opportunities and we have many trips and visits to develop pupils’ knowledge of the world and to broaden their horizons.

We are excited about the future as the school grows and our primary and secondary phases share more and more expertise. We have much to do but are immensely proud of the happy and successful school we have established. I hope our website gives you a sense of our ethos and how our school is run.

Amy Baird

Primary Headteacher