Our Motto

Together, we achieve.

Our Vision

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed at university or in a career of their choice.

Our Values

At Ark Blacklands, we recognise that the primary years are a key time for children to develop their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, it is essential that children are given opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond, for personal development. We understand the crucial role we can play in helping children to prepare for their adult lives so they can go on to engage positively in society. The opportunities we can offer them while at Blacklands will impact upon their future, helping them to develop the core values we hold at the school, our Habits of Success:

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 posses 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