Ark Victoria Academy

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

About Ark Victoria Academy

A new member of the Ark family, Ark Victoria Academy is an all-through school with a bright future. 

About the school 

Ark Victoria Academy opened in March 2018, providing high-quality all-through education for the families of Small Heath, Birmingham.

Its predecessor school, Perry Beeches V opened in September 2015 originally with Reception and Year 7 classes. In January 2016, a nursery was added in partnership with Birmingham City Council. 

Vision and values 

Being an all-through school, children remain on one site from nursery to sixth form and enjoy small teaching groups. Our values are summarised by "family, high expectations, respect, excellence is a habit, network and collaboration". We are non-selective, non-denominational and mixed. 

Our approach

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum through each stage of education. We have high expectations, and that includes high academic standards, a business-like approach in the way students present themselves, and outstanding attendance and punctuality. Sport, performing arts and design feature in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities.   


We have excellent facilities which include an astro-turf sports pitch, a four-court sports hall, a recording studio, 19 more classrooms, two art/DT rooms, a dance studio, a fitness suite and a performance/school hall.   

Looking ahead

Ark is in consultation to amalgamate Ark Victoria Academy with its neighbouring school Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy, to create a four form-entry, all-through school. If approved, the schools will amalgamate on 1 September 2018 under the name Ark Victoria Academy.


Ark Victoria Academy has yet to undergo an Ofsted inspection.

The Ark network 

Ark Victoria Academy is part of Ark, an international charity transforming lives through education. Ark has 35 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: Talbot Way, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 289 3535