Welcome to Ark Blake Academy and thank you for your interest in our school.

It is an honour to be the Principal of Ark Blake Academy. In September 2020, we successfully opened our brand-new school, and are currently providing year 7 and 8 children with an excellent academic education, based on our strongly held Ark Blake values. We are oversubscribed for September 2022 and look forward to welcoming another year group of 180 pupils. Ark Blake will grow as each new school year joins the school and will provide exceptional opportunities for the children of East Croydon for generations to come.

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. We believe that by aiming high, working hard and living according to Ark Blake’s values, we can lead lives that bring fulfilment and strengthen our community.

Our shared beliefs mean that at Ark Blake Academy we have very high expectations for the achievement, conduct and personal development of every child. Our mission is to ensure that each of our pupils fulfils their unique academic and personal potential, before moving on to continue their success either at university, or by beginning a rewarding career of their choice.

Our wonderful new building was completed on schedule in Summer 2020. We enjoy welcoming visitors to see our impressive facilities, and invite you to join us at one of our Open Events. In advance of this, please do visit our website and get in touch with us should you wish to arrange a conversation about our exciting school and the exceptional opportunities we can offer your child.


Peter Shaw  

Founding Principal