We are moving!

We are counting down to the move from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own new building on the Vale:  3 months to go. We move in the week beginning 19th February 2018 and the school will be closed whilst we move.


At Ark Byron learning doesn't just happen inside the classroom. Your child will have the chance to take part in all of these activities and much more as they develop their personalities and build their confidence.

Children will take part in the extensive enrichment activities that form part of the Ark curriculum, including:

  • trips to support and motivate learning in school
  • park school (run along Forest School principles)
  • sports tasters and competitions
  • art projects
  • Enabling Enterprise challenge days and lessons

Enabling Enterprise is a not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by a team of teachers in 2009. They work in partnership with over 70 top businesses including PwC, Virgin and Hamleys to bring the world of work into the classroom through a combination of lesson-time projects, challenge days and trips. It helps children to understand that the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom have useful applications outside. During the year children will experience a challenge day and a project that will require them to use a variety of 8 core skills such as 'working as a team,' 'aiming high' and 'sharing ideas.' They will need to be able to communicate well and cooperate whilst 'problem solving' and 'staying positive' to reach a common goal.


After School Clubs and "Wrap Around" Care

We are fortunate enough to offer four sports and skills clubs provided by specialist external providers and one "Wrap Around" care club at Ark Byron. See below an overview of how after-school clubs work at Ark Byron and a snapshot of all club offerings with their key details. Children from low income families/those receiving benefits entitled to Pupil Premium will receive subsidy for the costs.

Times of clubs:

All sports and skills clubs run from 3.50pm to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday.
Breakfast club runs every day from 7:45am to 8:45am. Breakfast club is £3.50 per day, all children are welcome. Please contact info@arkbyron.org to sign up. 

Dates of clubs in the Autumn Term:

Clubs will start on 11th September 2017 (6 weeks)
Clubs will end on 7th December 2017 (6 weeks)
*Clubs will break during the half-term holiday so there will not be any clubs from Monday 23rd October to Thursday 26th October.

Allocation of club places:

Tennis:  THURSDAYS 3.45-5pm.  This club will be small and provided by Mahmuda Jafarey (who has been leading our tennis club at Ark Byron for the last year).  If you would like your child to attend this club please send an urgent email to info@arkbyron.org marked “tennis”.  We will try to notify you before the end of tomorrow if you have a place.  There will be 12 sessions for the autumn term at £5 per session.   
Please note recurrent non-attendance may result in your child losing their place so it is important that parents think carefully before signing their child up for a club. If a child's behaviour in a club does not meet the school's high expectations for pupil behaviour they will also lose their place in that club.
*Children who receive Pupil Premium funding will have the subscription for one club paid for by the school, subsequent clubs will need to be paid for by parents.

Communication with clubs:

Any questions about clubs e.g. What do children need to wear/bring etc should be addressed directly to the club provider. The links below will take you straight to the provider's email address and further contact details can be found on our school website.  *Children will be picked up from the double doors to the playground or the exit by the school gate. Club providers will confirm pick up location with parents.

NB: Snacks for clubs:

All children should be given a snack to eat at the start of their club. All children in Ark Byron are given a snack of fresh fruit and/or milk between in the afternoon every day, however, lunch is at 11:40am and so children may well need a second snack before starting their club.



This "wrap around care" club will start in September 2017 every day from 3.45pm to 6:00pm. Please click here for the application letter: Aktiva Booking Form for Parents.pdf


When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y2
Where? TBC
Cost? £6
Provider? Rose Ballet

Contact: lauren@roseballet.co.uk


When? Thursdays
Who for? Reception, Y1 & Y2
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9
Provider? West London Languages More information about French and Spanish Clubs with West London Languages!



When? Thursdays
Who for? Y1 & Y2
Where? The hall
Cost? £5
Provider? On the Ball Tennis with Mahmuda

Contact: info@OnTheBallTennis.co.uk


When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y1 & Y2
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9
Provider? West London Languages

Contact: spanish@westlondonlanguages.co.uk


This is only the beginning

In future years children will be able to enjoy additional opportunities such as the Ark Music Gala at the Barbican.