It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Ark Tindal Primary Academy.

Tindal is an exciting and innovative place to learn. 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 our school values – ambition, resilience and respect. These values 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 'Nursery and Reception'.

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 achievements of our pupils, be these 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.

Academically, our children have outcomes that are consistently higher than national averages with progress at the end of KS2 being in the top 3% of the country for two years running.  This demonstrates 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 play the ukelele, sing together and have the chance to learn how to play the violin from our classically-trained violin teacher.

We are part of the Ark network of high-performing schools, which includes four 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, with schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.

This website offers a wealth of information for our parents, visitors, staff and pupils and we hope that it will give you a taste of our school.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Hayley Francis
Head of School
Ark Tindal Primary