Starting school in September 2019? Come and visit Blacklands!

Ark Blacklands welcomes you to visit for prospective September 2019 Reception children – no appointment necessary - we look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday 6th November:         9.30am

Wednesday 7th November:    9.30am

Thursday 8th November:        1.30pm

Want to apply for a place?  Click here for further information.


We believe that education should extend beyond the classroom. We offer the following enrichment activities at ARK Blacklands.


Children will be able to participate in a range of enrichment clubs after school and these clubs vary each term.

A full list of these is updated termly here:


From 8.00am the children are welcome to attend Breakfast Club.  The cost is £2.50 per day.  Activities will be provided to stimulate their thinking skills alongside a healthy breakfast meal. The children will be expected to follow the breakfast club rules and work with others on a range of activities and games.

From 3.15 - 5.30pm children are welcome to attend Out of School Club. The cost is £6.00 for the whole session or £3.00 for the first hour and includes a healthy snack. This club is offered during term time only. For further information or a booking form, please see the office.

Booking forms can be found here:


Sometimes teachers may identify pupils who would benefit from additional support with specific curriculum areas. Currently in year 6 we have several such workshops running:

SPAG - developing spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Boys Writing - with a focus on engaging boys in writing.

Breakfast Booster and After School Booster Maths - small group focus.

Greater Depth Groups - extending most able pupils.

Attendance at these workshops will be by invitation only.

School Trip & Enrichment  Calendar

We believe in the philosophy: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

As such, each tem teachers plan for visits or visitors to ensure children have real experiences to inspire their learning. This year's plan can be found here:

PDF iconArlk Blacklands Visits and Visitors 2018.pdf