Welcome to Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. We are a community primary school which works very closely with Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown Primary Academy to serve the local children of Hastings. We are a growing school with a new intake each year of 3 forms, with 90 pupils in each year group, from reception through to year 5, and 75 pupils in year 6. Our staff make a tremendous effort to get to know each pupil and provide them with the very best care.

At Ark Blacklands we are extremely proud of the fact that Ofsted has graded us as outstanding in all areas. This means that by sending your child to our school, you will know that they are receiving the very best education in a vibrant and nurturing setting.

The vision for our pupils is clear. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed at university or in a career of their choice. We provide them with the skills they need for success at secondary school and beyond.

We put English and mathematics at the heart of our primary curriculum. Skills learnt in these subjects provide the foundations for all learning. Our enrichment activities allow opportunities for our pupils to develop skills in other areas of the curriculum.

We know that your child’s education is important to you and we will do everything we can to make sure their time at Ark Blacklands is enjoyable.

We hope our website shows what Ark Blacklands can offer your child.

Natalie Rankin


Take a look at the video below to see what it's like at our school:


Ark Blacklands' Primary Academy Film from Natalie Rankin on Vimeo.