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Ark Charter Academy

Ark Charter Academy opened its doors in September 2009. Our ambition is to offer our students outstanding academic opportunities. Ark Charter Academy is a Church of England, mixed, non-selective school, offering places to 11 to 16 year olds.

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.

Our school is part of Ark, an international charity transforming lives through education. Ark has 39 schools across the UK in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Ark exists to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. Ark schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference.

About our school experience


We would love for you to join us to learn more about Ark Charter Academy and Ark Teacher Training. The day will include:

- a tour of school
- an insight session into our programme
- a lesson observation with a chance to discuss afterwards
- the opportunity to meet an Ark Teacher Training trainee or ECT
- when possible, meet a teacher in your subject
- a day to have your questions answered!

Start and finish times
09:00am to 15:00pm - Flexible

Please contact Alex on the Ark Teacher Training recruitment team if you cannot attend the whole day.

You will observe a variety of sessions throughout the day so we encourage everyone to attend for the whole day where possible.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Ark Teacher Training (ATT) is a school-based programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. Because we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education, we work mainly in communities of lower income with a history of academic underachievement.

We are very proud to have just received our second ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in all categories! There are only a few ITTs in the UK that can say the same.

Find out more about our teacher training

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Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or Drivers Licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
8 November 2022


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Hyde Park Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 4HL
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Disability and access details

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

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Hyde Park Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 4HL
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physics with maths
  • Religious education
  • Spanish