This school does not have any placements available at the moment. Search for schools offering school experience.
School profile

Ark Academy

Thank you for considering Ark Academy, part of the Ark network of schools.

Ark Academy is an all through school that offers excellent learning from nursery through to higher education. Our aim is to ensure that all our pupils develop as high achieving, confident, articulate young people whose education fully equips them to go on to university or the career of their choice, and this starts from an early age.

We are very ambitious for all our pupils and believe that our emphasis on the study of subjects in depth is a key feature of our success. We also enrich our offer with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, from extra sports and clubs to extended support for literacy, mathematics and science.

You will see our motto ‘Civitas’ everywhere around the school. We are first and foremost citizens and this is what binds us together. We want our students to grow into rounded, confident, ambitious young people who aspire to high achievement and will make a mark on the world.

We look forward to welcoming you at Ark Academy! Please learn more about us here:

About our school experience


- Introduction to Ark and school life
- Overview of Ark Teacher Training (with Q&A)
- Tour of the School
- Observe a lesson(s) followed by reflections on teaching*
- Student panel
- Observe break time routines (if appropriate)
- Chance to hear from a current trainee (if available)

*Please note: we will make every effort to visit lessons in relevant subjects for each attendee, however we cannot guarantee that you will observe a lesson in your teaching subject of interest.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 12:30pm - Flexible

This will be reviewed on a case by case basis, however the schedule for the day will run from 9am to 12:30pm.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Ark Teacher Training is a school-based teacher training programme that offers you the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice, developing you into the best teacher you can be. At Ark, we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education which is why we recruit the bright, motivated, and diverse graduates and career changers to train to teach with us.

We are very proud to be one of only a few teacher training providers across the UK to receive two consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in all categories, in 2017 and 2022. Unlike a university based PGCE, you will be based at an Ark school from day one, making a positive impact on your students while you train.

As a trainee teacher with Ark, you will benefit from:
- independent teaching
- team teaching
- co-planning
- professional studies training
- subject specific training
- 1:1 coaching and mentoring
- guidance and time built in to work on PGCE assignments (2 for the year)
-comprehensive training with bespoke support

By the end of your training year, you will have achieved QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), 60 credits towards a Master’s degree, and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). Even better, you will be able to progress on to our highly supportive ECT (Early Career Teacher) Induction to continue developing and making a positive impact to your students. Better still, our programme is incredibly supportive – you will be trained by expert teachers and leaders and your wellbeing will be prioritised at all stages of your training.

All of this makes Ark Teacher Training the perfect start to your successful career in teaching.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Driving licence or passport
    • Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. We are unfortunately unable to accept candidates on/requiring the skilled worker/tier 2 work/any sponsorship visa.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Forty Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9JR
Map showing Ark Academy

Not available on site

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate on-site parking and therefore advise that you travel to our school using public transport as detailed below.

Our school is located around the corner from Wembley Park station (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines) and within reach of a number of local bus routes.

Disability and access details

We provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience attendees with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Forty Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9JR
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish