School profile

Ark Bolingbroke Academy

Bolingbroke Academy was established in 2012. It was founded after a campaign for a non-selective local school by Battersea parents and residents, and its home is a building that’s been at the heart of our community for over 132 years. Our heritage is that of a community committed to achievement and opportunity for all its citizens – a commitment our school shares. Our sense of community runs through our corridors, classrooms and extended curriculum.

Bolingbroke has the highest aspirations for all our pupils: they respect and value every pupil and support them to reach their full potential. Our young people advance to excellent university destinations and apprenticeships including Oxbridge, Russell Group and top third universities, as well as top 100 apprenticeship programmes.

We are also proud to be part of Ark – a leading education charity and one of the country’s top-performing academy operators, with a shared mission to transform lives through education.

About our school experience


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

- A Tour of school
- An insight session into our teacher training programme by one our recruitment team
- Various lesson observation across year groups, with the chance to discuss afterwards
- Q & A with a current Ark Teacher Training trainee or ECT
- When possible, meet a teacher in your subject area
- A day to have your questions answered!

Start and finish times
09.00am to 13.00pm - Flexible

Please contact Alex on the Ark Teacher Training recruitment team if you cannot attend the whole time in school. 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 have a degree
    • Photo identification: Photo identification: Passport or Driving licence
    • Have graduated by August 2024 and have the right to live/work in the UK already in place until at least July 2025
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
11 March 2024


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Wakehurst Road, London, SW11 6BF
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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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Wakehurst Road, London, SW11 6BF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

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