Welcome from Mr Rhys Spiers, Headteacher
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 an exciting opportunity to provide an outstanding experience, which is underpinned by the latest research. We are committed to investing in an industry-leading staff professional development programme 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. Approximately 95% of our scholars study the academically rigorous EBACC set of qualifications. Scholars only study full GCSE qualifications, equivalencies are not used. 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 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 enhancing character traits which allow our scholars to compete in an increasingly competitive world. Our character programme promotes self-confidence, independence and gratitude. Scholars learn the art of public speaking and the value of giving up their seat for a member of the public 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.