Ark Globe Academy

Southwark, United Kingdom

Location: Southwark, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Ark Globe Academy

Ark Globe Academy opened as a new all through 3-18 academy, specialising in maths and performing arts in September 2008 and moved into new, state of the art facilities in September 2010.

Globe has high expectations. With the right teaching and support every child can realise their potential. We do everything possible to ensure that every child achieves year level expectations, every year.

School Structure

Globe Academy is divided into four small schools.  Each small school has a Headteacher, staff and entrances, learning areas and play spaces. This ensures that personal relationships between pupils and staff develop quickly, and that a culture of excellent behaviour and shared social norms is easier to maintain. While each small school is relatively self contained, all pupils also benefit from the state of the art facilities and resources of the academy as a whole.

Aims, Vision and Values

Every child has the potential to succeed and there are no excuses not to achieve that success. We expect every Globe student to graduate from our academy with the qualifications, skills and confidence to achieve their ambitions and go on to higher education or their chosen career.

Our mission can be summarised as: High Expectations, No Excuses, Whatever it takes, Achievement for All.


Globe offers an exciting and challenging curriculum which meets the needs of all students. Students work longer hours than typical secondary school students and both primary and secondary departments benefit from an extended curriculum after the end of the normal school day. The curriculum is designed to allow additional time to be spent on the areas of English and Mathematics.

This allows students to quickly acquire the high levels of literacy and numeracy needed to take on a broader range of subjects with confidence. While it is important to put depth of the curriculum before breadth, the academy also emphasises the wider skills of citizenship and personal, social and health education.

All students benefit from specialist and dedicated staff who ensure that lessons are designed to meet individual student needs, supported by the best information technology, teaching and learning resources.


Globe Academy is delighted to have specialist status in both mathematics and performing arts. Both curriculum areas are vitally important and the academy aims to maximise their potential for the benefit of all pupils. The performing arts strand will have a particular focus on music. Globe aims to be leaders both locally and nationally in these fields and has extensive links with external partners in the field of performing arts.


Ark Globe Academy was rated as “good with outstanding features” by Ofsted in October 2014. Leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils and Early Years provision was graded as "outstanding". Read the full report here

The Ark network 

Ark Globe Academy is part of Ark, an international charity transforming lives through education. Ark has 38 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. 

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Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
Positions available at Ark Globe Academy