Welcome to Ark Blake
Welcome to Ark Blake Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. We are a growing and successful academy based in East Croydon that opened in September 2020. We are consistently oversubscribed in every year group and currently have students in Years 7 – 10. We will continue to grow and look forward to our first cohort of students completing their GCSE studies in the summer of 2025.
At Ark Blake Academy, we believe that each of our pupils is born with unique potential for greatness and can take responsibility to achieve this. Our mission for the school is to embed a powerful knowledge-rich curriculum and provide fantastic opportunities for character development, all underpinned by an environment where exemplary behaviour is the norm. In terms of our school culture, it is based around the simple but powerful belief of ‘working hard, being kind and taking responsibility’. We aim to become a leading school in London as quickly as possible by living out this day to day belief.
We have wonderful state of the art building that was built in Summer 2020 which means that students are able to flourish in a first-class educational environment. We enjoy welcoming visitors to our impressive facilities and invite you to join us at one of our Open Events.
Mr S Rispoli
Ark Blake empowers our pupils to seize greatness, achieve academic excellence and flourish as knowledgeable, confident, articulate, responsible citizens, who live according to Ark Blake’s values.
At Ark Blake Academy, we believe that each of our pupils is born with unique potential for greatness which they can take responsibility to achieve. We believe that by working hard and living according to Ark Blake’s values, our pupils can seize greatness, lead lives that bring fulfilment and strengthen their communities.
Ark Blake will provide an excellent academic education built on the foundations of our strongly held values. We will empower our pupils to take responsibility to ‘seize greatness’, achieve academic excellence and flourish as knowledgeable, confident, articulate, responsible citizens.
All our pupils will fulfil their unique academic and personal potential. Every pupil will live according to Ark Blake’s values and go on to attend university or follow the rewarding career of their choice.
At Ark Blake Academy, we live out our values in everything we do. Our Ark Blake values are:
Bravery - Seize greatness, even if you feel fear
Leadership - Positively influence others to seize greatness
Aspiration - Aim high and don’t accept less than greatness
Kindness - Greatness does not come without humility, empathy and generosity
Endeavour - Seizing greatness takes time, effort and determination
Responsibility - We celebrate that each of us is in control of our lives and therefore can seize greatness. We don’t make excuses.
Our values form the basis of the behaviours we expect our pupils to show and we revisit them at every opportunity. Our pupils will be brave and ready to take the opportunities life presents. Our pupils will show leadership, taking the initiative and leading by example. Our pupils will be aspirational, aiming high and knowing that high expectations and hard work pay off. Our pupils will be kind in word and deeds, recognising that all are worthy of respect. Our pupils will show endeavour, working hard and navigating obstacles in their way while maintaining a positive attitude.