Arrangements for Friday 16th February 2018
The Academy will be open as normal on Friday 16th February, but there will be no before school lessons or after school clubs. Please collect all children promptly at 3:15pm.
Half term holiday is next week and the children will return to school at normal time on Monday 26th February. We wish all of our families a safe and happy break.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Ark Tindal Primary Academy's website.
Ark Tindal is a nurturing, exciting and innovative place to learn and we are all driven by the common vision of enabling every child to go to University or into a career of their choice. At the heart of everything that we do is the determination to develop our pupils through a variety of experiences, challenges and opportunities, whilst enhancing moral values particularly respect, good manners and good behaviour. These are demonstrated throughout the school as noted in our last Ofsted Inspection, where the school was found to be Outstanding in the areas of Leadership and Management and in our Nursery and Reception years.
At Ark Tindal we pride ourselves on helping every child to feel safe and happy in the school environment. Children are valued by their classmates and teachers and we have dedicated staff to ensure that all our pupils are settled, comfortable and ready to learn. It is important to us to celebrate the achivements of our pupils, be it academic, sporting, artistic or in social groups outside of school.
Parents and carers are at the heart of our school community and so we run regular courses for them – including learning English as a second language – as well as holding weekly informal coffee mornings on a range of subjects relating to school life. Our families make a valued contribution each year in our charity fundraisers and are invited to attend a range of events throughout the school year. We are always keen to communicate with parents and welcome feedback from them.
The last academic year saw progress for reading, writing and maths in the top 10% of the country for the second year running, showing once more how hard our staff, pupils and their families work. However, it’s not all about results at Ark Tindal; we also have a fantastic music programme, where our pupils learn djembe drums, ukelele, singing together and have the chance to learn violin from our classically-trained violinist.
We are part of the Ark network of high-performing schools, which includes five other schools in Birmingham – including nearby Ark St Alban’s, one of the city’s best-performing and Outstanding secondary schools. The Ark network is part of an international education charity, which includes schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London, Portsmouth and even Delhi, India.
This website offers a wealth of information for our parents, visitors, staff and pupils and we hope that it will give you a taste our our school.
I look forward to welcoming you to our Academy.
Head of School
Ark Tindal Primary