Ark Charter Academy is a non-selective school for local children. We have 180 Year 7 places available each year.

Year 6 Open Evening

We are excited to announce our Open Evening will be on Monday 9th October 2023 between 4:30-7pm!

This is an opportunity for parents/carers of children currently in Years 5 and 6 to explore our school site and get a feel for the Charter community. We are also offering a FREE meal for everyone who attends!

All departments will be available for you to speak to and ask any questions you might have. Come along and take part in our fun activities and you may even win some prizes!

Our theme for the night will be 'Portsmouth: A community beside the sea'.

Square Open Evening

Best-in-class careers provision

Our pupils dream big for life after school thanks to our highly aspirational careers programme, which includes visits to prestigious universities and employers, one-to-one guidance and a rich programme of workshops and visiting speakers.


Ark Music Programme

Designed to foster a life-long love of music, the Ark Music Programme offers a wealth of experience for all pupils at all levels, including an annual Music Gala where pupils have the opportunity to perform at a national level.

Final performance of the Ark Music Gala 2022 at the Barbican

Setting your child up for success

We're proud that students from Ark Schools are 3 times more likely to go on to a top tier university at the end of their school career.

Students reading in library