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

In 2008 Geoffrey Chaucer Secondary and Joseph Lancaster Primary school merged to join the Ark network as Ark Globe Academy. Ark Globe Academy is a mixed all through school with student age ranging from 3-18.

At Ark Globe Academy we have the highest aspirations for all our children to ensure they are prepared for university and inspired to be leaders in their community. We offer our students a first-class education based on high quality teaching and experiences outside of the classroom.

Our school was recognised by the Government in its Parliamentary Review as an example of good practice in education and students make excellent progress at KS4. All our sixth form students received a university offer with 73% of those being a top 3rd university.

Ark Globe Sixth Form is in the top 2% of all sixth forms in the country and has received the Sixth Form of the Year award at the Ark Education Summit 2019.

School Structure

Ark Globe Academy is divided into four small schools Elbrus, McKinley, Kilimanjaro and Everest, also each small school has a Dean. This ensures that personal relationships between pupils and staff develop quickly, and that a culture of excellent behaviour and shared social norms are easier to maintain.

Aims, Vision and Values

Supporting our mission is our Culture Pyramid. The pyramid sets out for students, staff and parents our purpose, our beliefs and our values. This helps to set expectations in our daily lives at Ark Globe Academy. Read more about our culture pyramid here.

Every child has the potential to succeed and there are no excuses not to achieve that success. We expect every Ark Globe Academy students 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 curriculum is intended to prepare students for university and to be leaders in their community.

The Ark Globe Curriculum encompasses the total experience of the student, covering a range of activities from what is learnt in the classroom to our expectations of how our students carry themselves, and make decisions, outside of it. For us, education is much more than a qualification; it is a way of being that results in an empowered young person who is able to secure a life of purpose and meaning.

We recognise that attending university is often key to this as, we believe, it provides young people with more choices. As such, the academic, pastoral and cultural curriculum has been designed to prepare students for university and to be leaders in their community. However, we also recognise that there are high quality alternatives to university, and we help students to secure these too. Whatever choice is made, we want it to be an informed one, where our students determine their own future. Read more about our curriculum here.

Our Mission: Preparing our students for university and to be leaders in their community


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Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 407 6877
What people say about us

With so many staff and students from around the world, Globe’s community is to me a melting pot of ideas, beliefs, creativity and expression. I feel privileged to be part of the journey and look forward to seeing our students change the world.

- Sean, Assistant Principal, Ark Globe Academy
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