Information about Ark Charter response during COVID-19




We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay alert to control the virus and help save lives.





29.05.2020 Important Update to Year 10 Parents and Carers re school reopening

Please click here for a letter from Ark Charter Princial and Executive Principal


19.05.2020 Update to Year 10 Parents and Carers

Please click here for a letter from Ark Charter Princial and Executive Principal

12.05.2020 Update following the Prime Minster's announcement on 10th May

Please click here for a letter from Ark Charter Princial and Executive Principal


27.04.2020 Yr 11 Exams Update

Please click here for a letter to Yr11 parent and carers with further information about the process 0f awarding GSCE grades this academic year and preparation for transition to post-16 education.


20.04.2020 Yr 11 Exams Update

Ofqual, the UK exams regulator, has released a public consultaion document about how GSCE and other related qulifications will be marked. Please see here for a letter from Ark Charter and here for the consultaion document.  You are invited to respond to this consultation. Should you wish to respond please click on the link


16.04.2020 Free School Meals Update

The government has released an FAQs sheet about the free school meals voucher scheme. Please click here to view it. This information can also be found on the Endered UK website here. Endered UK is partnering with the Department for Education to deliver supermarket vouchers to families entitled to free school meals.


03.04.2020 Free School Meals Update

The government has released updated information about the roll out of vouchers for students eligible for free school meals. Please see the letter attached here for information about how this process will operate.


03.04.2020 Year 11 Exams Update

You may be aware that the government has released further guidance regarding the way grades will be awarded for GCSE subjects this afternoon. They have yet to send out guidance regarding the way grades will be awarded for other qualifications such as BTECs. The Leadership team at Ark Charter will now spend some time reviewing the guidance as well as seeking guidance from Ark, our academy sponsor, regarding the approach schools across our network will be taking. There will be an update to parents shortly after the Easter holidays with further information.


Please click here  for our letter about Yr 11 GCSE's and an update about the school prom dated 30.03.2020


25.03.2020 Community Classroom Update

We have updated our information about Ark Charter Community Classroom. Please click for our letter to Parents and Carers dated 25th March 2020.


Ark Charter Community Classroom for

vulnerable students and key workers’ children

Parents should keep children at home wherever possible and thanks to everyone across our community who has followed that advice. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in our Community Classrooms, the lower the risk of the virus spreading.

The purpose of our Community Classroom is to provide care for the children of key workers and children who are vulnerable. Only children in these categories can attend. Government information on the list of key workers is here.

Any parents who meet the criteria and who want their children to attend the Community Classroom must let us know, giving details, otherwise we cannot guarantee places.

We will ask parents on a weekly basis tore-confirm if they want to continue using the Community Classroom in school.

We are working to maintain as much stabilityfor the studentseducation as possible. Whilst it is not possible to fully replicate the educational experience at home, we are putting in place plans to make sure students can still access work and teachers are able to support their learning.

Learning resources for each year group have been posted on our website at

You and your children can email our staff for support. Staff email addresses can be found at

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via our website, texts and letters.

Please continue to follow health guidance.  

If you need to contact the school, please phone 02392824204 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are being forwarded to the relevant member of staff. Alternatively you can email or text the school on 07520 633021. Please always remember to give your child’s name AND your name whichever way you contact us.


This is an unsettling and disruptive time for everyone and we will work together as a school and local community to face the challenging times ahead. Thank you for your support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances. If we can do anything more to help your family, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.