September return

Student return in September: 

All students will have two training sessions before the timetable begins on September 14th

Year Group

Training Session 1

Training Session 2

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Monday 7th September from 9:30am – 1:00pm, arriving to the main entrance in full uniform.

Friday 11th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the main entrance in full PE kit.

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Tuesday 8th September from 9:30am – 11:30pm, arriving to the Peace Garden entrance on Mina Road in full uniform.

Wednesday 9th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the Peace Garden entrance on Mina Road in full PE kit.

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Tuesday 8th September from 9:30am – 11:30am, arriving to the Art Department entrance on Mina Road in full uniform

Wednesday 9th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the Art department entrance on Mina Road in full PE kit.

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Wednesday 9th September from 9:30am – 11:30am, arriving to the MUGA entrance on Albany Road in full uniform.

Thursday 10th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the MUGA entrance on Albany Road in full PE kit.

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Wednesday 9th September from 9:30am – 11:30am, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in full uniform.

Thursday 10th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in full PE kit.

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Friday 4th September from 9:30am – 2:30pm, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in business dress.

Friday 11th September from 8:35am – 10:30am, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in business dress.

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Thursday 10th September from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in business dress.

Friday 11th September from 8:35am – 10:30am, arriving to the music department entrance on Mina Road in business dress.

More information can be seen in the full letter sent to families, a copy of which is here. PDF iconFull Letter for families re september.pdf

Students may wear masks in school if families wish them to; please see the letter here PDF iconMASK LETTER about this.

 

 

 

Welcome from our Principal, Ms Jessica West

I'm proud to welcome you to Ark Walworth Academy, where we seek to provide academic excellence and superb pastoral care for all in our school community. To that end, you'll find the team here at Ark Walworth are dedicated to securing the best possible progress for students, while placing our children at the heart of all decisions, and recognising their success. 

The Ark Walworth community is a thriving and exciting one in the heart of London, providing unique opportunities for our students which we aim to explore both inside and outside the classroom. We are proud of the diversity of opportunity such a rich community provides us with, both in terms of academic pathways and enrichment opportunities, and we seek to maximise this for all within the Walworth Academy family of learners.   

At Ark Walworth, our goal is to ensure our students go on to be successful adults, enabled to take up their place in the world, and confident in facing the challenges and opportunities that may bring. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of children who are excited and motivated by that prospect.  

 

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To all our Year 11 students from Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools

Message to our Year 11 students

To all our Year 11 students from Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Director of Secondary Education, Ark Schools

Dear Year 11 students,

This week you should have been receiving your GCSE and BTEC exam results. Of course, those exams were cancelled, and you have not been able to physically be in school since March, but we still want to recognise your achievements. 

The most important thing I can say to you today is congratulations, both to recognise your work over the last two years and how well you have handled this unprecedented experience. Across Ark’s schools, the great majority of our young people have engaged with online learning in a positive and fruitful way. We know it has not been easy but you have done great things at a time of enormous challenges. Whatever your results, you should be proud of yourself. 

Last week Year 13 students received their A-level and BTEC results. There was a great deal of confusion and upset in schools across the country. We have been working hard to support our Year 13 students, and to ensure that the problems experienced last week do not happen to you.  

On Monday, the Government announced that the system used to decide A-level grades would not be used to decide your exam outcomes. Instead, you will be given the grade your school thought you would get if you had taken the exam. This is called the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG). Almost all students’ final grade will be the same as their CAG, except in cases where Ofqual’s calculations would have given you a higher grade. No one will get a lower grade than their CAG.

You will receive these grades from your school on Thursday morning. You will then need to think carefully about where you would like to go next, and what you would like to study. Your school and your teachers will be there to support you with these important decisions. 

We have guaranteed that every Year 11 student currently at an Ark school will be able to attend an Ark Sixth Form, if we offer the right course for you. Some of you have aspirations that will take you elsewhere, and we will also support you with that.  

It will be a time of celebration for many of you. But some of you may be disappointed in your grades and wonder why your teachers did not predict higher outcomes for you. As I said to Year 13 students last week, this has been a tough year, for you, for your teachers, for all of us living in a time of such challenge. We want you to know that the whole of Ark and your school will do everything we can to make sure you are able to start the next academic year in the best position to achieve your aspirations. 

Well done for all your hard work to get to this point, you’ve done brilliantly! 

KS4 results

KS4 results

The Walworth Academy Family is delighted to welcome back our Year 11 students for their results today. Students have persevered through some very challenging circumstances, to secure some fantastic and well-deserved grades. We are proud of each and every one of them, and are please to share with them this occasion, celebrating the five years they have spent as members of the Walworth Academy Family.

So far today, Walworth Academy 6th form has seen record numbers of students enrolling for our competitive range of courses. We are delighted to confirm so many of our current scholars as members of our Year 12 cohort for 2021 and look forward to welcoming in some new faces to our community now that enrolment is open for external candidates.

We'd like to take this opportunity to recognise the ongoing commitment of staff and of our families in supporting our young people over time. Coupled with the efforts of our young people, we are clear all look forward to a very bright future indeed. Well done to all!

KS5 Results

We are delighted to congratulate our Year 13 cohort on securing some fantastic destinations in such a challenging time – Well Done to all!  

Despite a taxing situation halting face-to-face learning and exams, Walworth Academy students have demonstrated resilience and wisdom in remaining focused on securing their destinations in recent days. This has yielded excellent results and students can now feel confident and optimistic about their wide-ranging futures.  

Some individual success stories include Arlia Page, who secured A*A*A in her A levels, exceeding her original offer for studying History at Emmanuel College Cambridge. Jiahui Wang is going to read mathematics at the University of Southampton, having secured grades of A*AB, and Jermaine Appiah is going to the University of Bristol to study finance (a choice championed by Ms West, alumnus of Bristol herself).  Our BTEC cohort have also secured some fantastic destinations with Ellen Miles taking her place at the University of Lincoln, achieving top grades of D*D*D* in her Applied Science qualification. Both Ade Ademola and Afta Abdulahi secured grades of D*D*D and are now off to study Finance at Royal Holloway and Accounting and Management at Queen Mary University, respectively.  

We also note with pride a number of students going forward into healthcare services – a vocation which has been very much in the front line in recent times. We offer our congratulations to Valerie Owusu, off to study Adult Nursing at the University of Birmingham, and to Fares Agar on his Paramedic Science course at Greenwich.  

We wish every one of our outgoing cohort luck in their future studies and welcome them through the Walworth Academy Family to the Ark Alumni.  Well done to everyone! 

Message to our Year 13 students

To all our Year 13 students,

First off, you should know you have done something amazing, something no other young person has ever been asked to do: to complete their schooling in the face of a global pandemic. This has been an incredibly demanding year and we are immensely proud of you all.

We know that the news reports over the past weeks about how your grades will be calculated this year have created confusion and uncertainty. We want you to know that we are here to support you, and we will do everything we can to help you go on to the university course, apprenticeship or other destination you aspire to.

Ofqual, the examination regulator, calculated the grades you will receive. Those grades are based on different pieces of information, including how young people in your school have done in their exams in recent years, as well as how your teachers believed you would do in the final exams, had you sat them. That prediction given by your teachers is called the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG). On Tuesday, Ofqual said that students who wish to appeal their Ofqual Calculated Grade, could use their mock examination result as evidence.

To help support you and ensure you have all the information available, as well as your Ofqual Calculated Grades, you will be able to access your CAGs and mock examination results at school. Your head of sixth form and other teachers will be on hand to discuss those grades with you and explain what they mean.

If your Ofqual Calculated Grades are not the ones you were hoping for, please do not worry – we will be there to provide you with support. Universities and other higher and further education providers know that this year has been a difficult one, many will be flexible about their entry requirements and you may still get on the course of your choice.

We are very experienced at supporting young people through the Clearing process, to help find a course which is right for you. Again, many universities will be flexible about their requirements, so even if your results are not the ones you wanted, we will help you find a course which meets your aspirations.

If for whatever reason, you feel you need to appeal your results, we can help with that too. Ark has robust systems for monitoring your progress through school and we are very confident in the quality of the assessment data we hold for you and your fellow students. Where applicable, that data can be used to support any relevant appeals. Again, please discuss with your school.

This has been a tough year, for you, for your teachers, for all of us living in a time of such challenge. We want you to know that the whole of Ark and your school is doing everything we can to make sure you get the outcomes you deserve so you can move on to the destinations you want.

Well done for all your hard work to get to this point – and best of luck!

 

Summer Fun Activities

Ark Sports Day Challenge

 

 

With sports days unable to take place this year, Ark Walworth Academy is taking part in the Ark Sports Day Challenge - to get the schools across the Ark network to collectively cycle, run and walk the distance around the world. It is 40,000km!

 

Ark Walworth Academy, has set a distance of 1000km (the length of the UK) which we need to complete during the two weeks of the challenge, from the 1st to the 15th July.

 

To take on this challenge, we are calling upon you - our community of students, teachers, supporters and friends - to do an activity that add to kilometre count and helps us reach our target.

 

Let's inspire each other with what we can achieve together – doing something fun, healthy and positive along our way.

Be part of a sports day with a difference. To sign up, all you need to do is visit: www.arksportsdaychallenge.com

Social Distancing around school

Please watch the video to help you to understand some of the changes we have made to the school site

https://vimeo.com/432480183

Health Advice for Students

Virtual Parent Check In

Virtual Parent Check In online every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Please email any questions you may have to info@walworthacademy.org

The relevant member of staff will come back to you with a reply.

School Closure

  • The academy is closed to all pupils until further notice
  • If you need to contact the school please email: info@walworthacademy.org

We wish everyone well.
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