Later start for students on Monday 29th October only

The first day of term will start at 11.35am for all sixth form students on Monday 29th October only. Usual start times will resume from Tuesday.

Students offered places at Oxford and Cambridge summer schools

Three Year 12 Ark 6th Form students are thrilled to have been offered sought after places at prestigious summer schools this year.

Year 12 student Noah has been offered a place at the University of Oxford UNIQ Summer School 2018. Competition for these places was very tough, with just under 5000 students applying for 875 places on this year's residential.

Noah will study for a week in July attending lectures and seminars by Oxford academics and will be mentored by current undergraduates. He will also attend workshops on interviews and personal statements, enjoy social activities and get the chance to visit colleges and other university facilities.

Year 12 students, Eleanor and Mia have been offered places at the Cambridge University Sutton Trust Summer School; there were only 10 places available. The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where students live and study as a Cambridge student.

During the day, both students will be taught in their academic departments by world-leading experts in their chosen field - Sociology and Social Anthropology for Eleanor and English Literature for Mia. But it’s not all work, the girls will have time in the evening to explore Cambridge with other students. They will have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports and societies, go on a chauffeured tour of the River Cam and enjoy a ‘Formal Hall’ and quiz on the final night.