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School profile

Ark Victoria Academy

'I really love the family atmosphere here at Ark Victoria. There is a real culture of positivity where staff are encouraged and supported to be the best possible teachers we can be.'

We are an all through family school in the heart of Small Heath, Birmingham.

We support our pupils to become ambitious, kind and resilient citizens who understand their role in the community and the wider world. Pupils leave us with the skills and qualifications to continue their life long love of learning, at university or a career of their choice.

With Ark Teacher Training you’ll be based at school from day one so you can watch your students grow over an entire academic year. We have been rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED, 2022 and you'll join our highly-rated Summer School, have weekly training sessions, placements in different schools and lots of pastoral support from not just your school, but our Ark network.

About our school experience


We would love for you to join us to learn more about Ark Victoria 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
9am to 3pm - Flexible

This will be reviewed on a case by case basis

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are an outstanding School Direct teacher training provider and have schools based in Birmingham, London, Portsmouth and Hastings.

The support you receive from Ark Teacher Training doesn’t stop when you qualify. We’re invested in your development so you can progress onto our two year early careers teacher programme with high-quality professional learning, including termly training sessions and training days.

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: Passport or driving licence
    • Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. We are unfortunately unable to accept candidates on the skilled worker/tier 2 work visa
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Talbot Way, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0HJ
Map showing Ark Victoria Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please let us know if you will be driving as spaces are limited

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.

Access needs policy

Talbot Way, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0HJ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious education