“Among the highest performing schools in the country”
“Fantastic and extraordinary”
Tom Bennett, founder of Research Ed and behaviour adviser to the Department for Education
I am delighted to welcome you to the official website of The Ark Greenwich Free School (‘AGFS’).
The opportunity to empower young people to grow and be successful is at the heart of everything we do. We provide the very best all-round education to prepare our scholars for the modern world. We are proud of our respectful and disciplined community where scholars and staff are safe and valued; a no-excuses ethos prevails; and aspirations are unashamedly sky high. Our values of Ambition, Growth, Fellowship and Scholarship permeate all aspects of school life.
The world around us is rapidly changing and this presents us with an exciting opportunity to provide an outstanding experience, which is underpinned by the latest research in the field of education. We are committed to investing in a world class staff professional development program and seek to remain at the forefront of innovation in the field of education. Our curriculum is underpinned by a mastery approach, whilst also providing unique opportunities for intellectual creativity. Over 90% of our scholars study the academically rigorous EBACC set of qualification and we only study full GCSE qualifications. Our curriculum has a relentless focus on numeracy and literacy. This design delivers the essential backdrop for a scholastic, traditional and academic curriculum, where scholars exceed all expectations.
Outstanding examination results equip our scholars with the essential currency that they will need to go on and access top universities and professional careers. However, delivering a well-rounded education is more important now than ever before. We see it as our responsibility to nurture life enabling character traits which allow our scholars to compete in an increasing completive world. Our character programme promotes self-confidence, independence and gratitude. Scholars learn the art of public speaking and the value of giving up your seat on the bus.
This is an innovative school underpinned by traditional values. We care deeply about our scholars and hold them to the very highest standards so that they fulfil their potential.
Mr R.D.R Spiers