Toby MartlewI am proud to be a part of Ark Oval Primary Academy, a school that represents its local community and works tirelessly to ensure that children, parents and staff all maximise their full potential.

Our mission to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend university or pursue a career of their choice is incredibly important. This is something that we keep at the forefront of our minds every day, through our school values – Be Brave, Be Resilient, Be Honest, Aim High and Be Respectful. 

Staff, children and the parents all have an important part to play in ensuring that Ark Oval pupils become fully engaged, responsible, sensitive and reflective citizens. Our expectation is that everyone is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for your child, allowing them to Aim High in every aspect!

That starts with commitment to the school, to being an active part of the school community, to maintain and model the high expectations the academy sets for engagement, behaviour, dress and attendance, because these are the very building blocks for your child’s future success.

We are committed to do whatever it takes to provide a balanced, well-rounded and holistic education for your child, with not only a focus on the academics but fostering sports, arts, spiritual, personal and social skills, a life-long love of learning and providing pupils with the fundamental knowledge and skills they require to succeed in whichever path they choose.

Toby Martlew

Principal, Ark Oval Primary Academy



A message from Jacqueline E Steele, Executive Principal and Regional Director of Ark Schools London


I am delighted to be the Executive Principal of Ark Oval Primary Academy. At Ark Oval we are highly aspirational – we won‘t accept excuses, nor make any.Our Academy vision and values, coupled with an inspirational school song, encapsulate our culture and ethos.

All our teachers, support and operational staff are committed to our vision and will strive to do whatever it takes to ensure Ark Oval will be the best it can be to ensure every child maximises their potential and has the highest standards. All pupils will develop the confidence and courage to always strive to do their best, to challenge themselves and to aim as high as possible and give them the skills to realise their dreams and life’s ambitions.

Our mission is to begin the foundations and preparation for university or an appropriate career of their choice. Our academic targets surpass national expectations and our aim is to outperform national standards. Our broad, balanced and enriched curriculum is bespoke to our context and community. Pupils graduating from the academy will be prepared to be responsible, active and successful members of society in secondary school, university and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Ark Oval.


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