Ark Kings Academy

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 16 years

About Ark Kings Academy

Ark Kings Academy is an all-through school in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham admitting pupils from Nursery - Year 11. We expect our students to achieve academic excellence and to make a positive contribution both to the academy and the wider community that we serve.

Our Vision

At Ark Kings Academy every student will make excellent progress, develop outstanding character and be successful in life, education and employment.

Our School Values

Our school values 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together’ capture the essence of our school.

  • Every student is encouraged and helped to Aspire, to great things in their lives – both what they can do now and what they can be and will do in the future.
  • Every student can Expect to be taught well in an orderly and industrious environment and in return can Expect to work hard, be respectful of others and make no excuses.
  • Every student can Achieve. We won’t accept any excuses and we won’t make any either. We will do whatever we can to help ensure each student can be successful succeeds each and every day.
  • Together we are a big family.

We were rated as "good" in all areas in our 2016 Ofsted inspection. Read the full report here.


Our curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the community of students we serve.

We promote reading and vocabulary and prioritise exposing our students to a wealth of vocabulary in different contexts.

We promote the identification of our students as global citizens – aspirational, respectful, values driven.

We provide our students with the cultural capital they need go on to be successful in the next phase of their education and beyond.

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Address: Shannon Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 9DE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 459 4451
What people say about us

“At Ark Kings Academy, I am surrounded by a team of dedicated and supportive staff in an environment where I can develop and improve every day. Each day I am exposed to new experiences, which enables me to challenge myself further.”

- Gary, Primary teacher, Ark Kings

“Working for Ark Kings Academy is a privilege. Staff across the whole school support one another and there are always opportunities to observe great teaching. Ark Kings Academy works closely with parents and the wider community to improve the education and the future for our pupils.”

- Dan, PE teacher, Ark Kings

“As soon as you walk through the door at Ark Kings Academy, you will see displays celebrating the Ark Kings Character Compass. Our focus on character development alongside academic attainment is just one of the reasons I enjoy working here at Kings. As a member of staff, there is also a wealth of opportunities to learn and develop. From our bitesize briefings to dedicated co-planning time, professional development is prioritised to ensure that teachers can continue to hone their craft; supporting both their own and their students’ progress.”

- Verity, English teacher, Ark Kings