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.

Ark Blacklands Awarded Model School Status

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy has been appointed as a Read Write Inc. Model School as a result of their excellent literacy teaching in 2017/8.

The 60 Read Write Inc. UK Model Schools vary hugely in their demographic and size. All have transformed their teaching by implementing the whole school approach advocated in Read Write Inc. Phonics, a reading and writing programme created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press.

All Model Schools are keen for teachers from local schools to observe their lessons to see first-hand the impact Read Write Inc. has had on results, behaviour and pupil engagement.

Ruth Miskin, says, “I am so thrilled that the children in Ark Blacklands Primary Academy are making such fast progress. Model Schools are vital in our drive to help children in other schools make the same progress.”

Oxford University Press Educational Consultant, Janice Ryan says “I am delighted that Ark Blacklands Primary Academy has become a Read Write Inc. Model School. It has been fantastic to see the school develop and flourish, it’s great that other schools in the area can visit and see their brilliant Read Write Inc. lessons in action.”