Establishment Ark Charter Academy

URN: 135965

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: ARK SCHOOLS

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Address
Hyde Park Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 4HL
Local authority
Portsmouth (851)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Christian Down
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
ARK SCHOOLS
Academy sponsor
ARK Schools
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 135965, DfE number: 851/6905
UKPRN: 10027975
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
02392824204
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 6 July 2022)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Portsmouth (ce)
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
853
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2009
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
53.5%
Date last changed / confirmed
11 June 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Derek Hills Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 October 2022 31 August 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Joanne Bennett Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 January 2023 31 December 2026
Julie Jones Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2019 31 December 2026
Oliver Brotherton Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2024 31 December 2026
John Bazley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 June 2023 31 August 2026
Mona Nassar Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 October 2023 31 August 2026
Paul Duckmanton Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 July 2023 31 August 2026
Rob Wood Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2026
Dinah McKenzie Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 April 2024 31 March 2026
Simon Rist Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 October 2022 31 August 2025
Helen Symonds Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10 September 2021 31 December 2024
Anne McCabe Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 September 2018 31 August 2024
Christian Down Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 5 June 2023 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Ian McPherson Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2024 7 March 2024
David Medway Local governor Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
Phil Harris-Bridge Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 September 2023 13 November 2023
Ella Robertson Local governor Appointed by GB/board 3 February 2021 17 October 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
South East
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
District
Portsmouth
Ward
Charles Dickens
Parliamentary constituency
Portsmouth South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000044
Easting
464360
Northing
100025
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
1775041088
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Portsmouth 018
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Portsmouth 018A
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

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