I am delighted to welcome you to Ark Charter Academy. A happy and vibrant school located in the heart of Portsmouth. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning. To achieve this we work in close collaboration with our families.


It is our aim that all our students should become confident and resilient young people, assured in their strengths and prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing future. To achieve this we offer an academic curriculum that strives to expose all pupils to the richness of education, allowing them to experience a diversity of subjects during their time with us. This exposure allows individuals to discover their interests and passions setting them on the path to university or the career  of their choosing.


Alongside academic endeavour we strongly promote the development of characteristics such as resilience, resourcefulness and perseverance. Necessary life skills that allow our students to continue to flourish whatever challenge life may bring to their door. We achieve this through a strong programme of extra-curricular activities including sailing, Combined Cadet Force, Forest School and community service.


Ark Charter is a proud member of the successful Ark network of schools. A UK leading Trust this gives us access to outstanding support and guidance, participation in world-class teacher training opportunities and a sense of collective belonging as  schools regularly come together to take part in and celebrate academic, sporting and musical events. Our values and ethos are based on Christian principles and whilst we welcome students of all faith and none, we expect all pupils to respect each other’s faiths.


Please take a look around our website to find out about all that is on offer. Then to really understand our school come and visit us. Come and see the purposeful, vibrant and focussed environment that encapsulates us. Our pupils are our ambassadors, they will show you all that is on offer and answer any questions that you may have. To book an appointment please contact my PA, Mrs S White on s.white@charteracademy.org.uk and she will arrange a visit to see for yourself all that Ark Charter has to offer your child.



Mrs F. Chapman