I am writing to introduce myself as the principal of Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, and to share my vision for the future of the school.

I previously co-founded an outstanding Ark school in Brent, Ark Academy, where I served the families and communities of Stonebridge, Harlesden and Chalkhill.

I cannot tell you how excited and honoured I am to serve the families of Brixton. I wish to work with all our parents by building on the firm foundations that already exist; and build and cultivate its reputation for great teaching, exemplary behaviour and unrivalled opportunities beyond the classroom.

I believe that schools are not just places; they are journeys. My aim is that by the end of every journey, each student will leave, having become cleverer and kinder. It will not always be easy, but we are clear that with hard work, we can achieve anything. We do not want any student to put a ceiling on their ambitions, as the more they learn and grow the more they will accomplish.

It is the job of schools and parents to help children realise their talents and flourish. We will work relentlessly to help your child secure a very bright future for themselves.

I have been given firm foundations to work on, as the academy was inspected by OFSTED in June 2017 and they drew some very positive conclusions:

“Pupils’ behaviour is exceptionally strong and has a positive impact on their social skills, personal development and learning”                                                                                                  

“There is a studious, mature learning environment in classes and around the school. Pupils are engaged and participate in their learning and are proud of their achievements.”

- Ofsted, June 2017

My task is to now make this school great and thereby ensure that every student leaves the academy qualified and ready to compete for the very best positions in their chosen careers.

If you are interested in your child starting their journey here with us, please come and visit us at one of our upcoming open mornings or open evenings:

    Secondary Open Morning

    • Monday 23rd September 2019, 9am - 10:30am
    • Tuesday 24th September 2019, 9am - 10:30am
    • Wednesday 25th September 2019, 9am - 10:30am

    Secondary Open Evening

    • Thursday 26th September 2019

    Please call on us on 0207 737 9520 to book your place or for more information.

    I look forward to meeting you.

    Tim Dainty

    Principal, Ark Evelyn Grace Academy