New Reception Year pupil intake for September 2018

Congratulations to all those allocated a September 2018 Reception Year  place at Ark Blacklands!  Please remember to return paper copies of  your completed admission forms to our school office as soon as possible to confirm your acceptance.  If you have been offered but do not wish to take up your place, please do let the school office know as soon as possible so that the place can be allocated to another pupil.

Vision and values

Our 'Habits of Success' guide the culture and ethos of our Academy to ensure that we are able to realise our mission. They are a central part of the life of the Academy and should be evident in every aspect of Academy life.   Our habits of success are:




  •  We choose to try hard, respond to feedback and grow as learners


  • We are happy to take risks in our learning in order to reach our potential


  • We think for ourselves and never say "I can't"


  • We possess the desire to question, find out and learn
  • We will not give up even when things are tough
  • We will have dreams for the future and work hard to achieve our targets 
  • There is no ceiling to our ambition
  • We will use our growth mindset to overcome barriers

We are proactive and not reactive learners.

Our Academy Motto