Before opening new schools, we consult local stakeholders and members of the local community to answer any questions about the school and Ark and also to ensure that their views are captured. The consultation for Ark Blake was run alongside the consultation for Ark Bayes Primary Academy on 21 February 2016 at Ark Oval Primary Academy, which is located on Cherry Orchard Road. 

At the drop-in event, information was provided on the new, six-form entry secondary school. 

Invitation letters were sent to the local MP, local councillors, local schools and also shared with school parents in the Ark Oval newsletter.

We want to thank everyone who came down and shared their views with us – your feedback has been key in shaping the proposals.

The consultation boards presented at the event can be viewed here: Ark Bayes and Ark Blake boards.pdf

We welcome your feedback on the proposals . If you’d like to provide feedback, please email it to

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