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

It is an honour to be the founding Principal of Ark Blake Academy and I look forward to building a school that will provide children in East Croydon with a  first-class  academic education, based on strongly held values, 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 our 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 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 will be complete in Spring 2020 and I look forward to welcoming visitors to see our impressive facilities.  

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 plans and the exceptional opportunities we will provide. 

Peter Shaw  

Founding Principal