Ark Oval Primary Academy's motto, Striving for Excellence, underpins everything we do. It drives our mission, to provide a school where children, staff and parents, feel passionate about ensuring every child fulfils their potential and becomes an all-round exceptional citizen, with the skills to succeed in life. We opened in September 2011 and we have already produced great results with 85% of our reception children achieving Good Levels of Development (the national average is 60%). We are now poised to move to our next exciting and important phase. Our staff have been pivotal to our success and we aim to develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. Here are a few of the reasons why your career will thrive at Ark Oval Primary Academy. 

Train to teach in this school

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Oval Primary Academy? Find out more about training to teach at this, or other Ark schools by visiting:

Training and Development

Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school.

More training days

In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.

Hub days

Three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.

Ark online training

Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.

Bespoke training

Ark Oval Primary develops and delivers its own training sessions which are responsive to our staff needs.

Network opportunities

As part of a network of schools, you'll have many opportunities to work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.


Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or browse our list of vacancies.