We have moved!

We have now moved from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own building on the Vale!  We look forward to welcoming you to our new building. Our new address is The Vale, Acton, W3 7JT.  The phone number is unchanged. We are in the process of updating this website to reflect the changes arising from the move.


A Curriculum that Inspires Excellence

Ark Byron Primary Academy is committed to providing a curriculum that inspires and excites our pupils to achieve excellence and motivates them to succeed.


Our Curriculum:

  • is based on the National Curriculum,
  • uses as its starting point (for Year 1 and beyond) a humanities, science or British values-linked topic each half term, ensuring that all children develop their "cultural capital,"
  • aims to develop high standards in mathematics, reading and writing as well as being broad and balanced,
  • promotes our school values of Exploration, Endeavour and Excellence,
  • aims to excite our pupils’ love for learning and imaginations,
  • builds pupils' character and citizenship,
  • is progressive, ensuring continuity from Reception into Key Stage 1 and beyond,
  • inspires a knowledge and respect of the environment,
  • develops lifeskills (such as through the teaching of philosophy),
  • makes learning irresistible through enrichment, such as the regular trips out of the academy, motivating experiences and inspiring visits.

Please see the individual subjects for more information or read below for details of the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum.



In Reception, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  At Ark Byron we initally focus on the Prime Areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal and Social Development) in order to ensure children have a sound foundation for future learning and are ready for the next steps in Literacy and Maths, as well as learning the beginnings of science, humanities, personal, social and health education, computing, art and music. All children receive a phonics lesson daily to promote rapid progress in reading

There is information about  home learning in the right hand column of the Overview and the highlighted sections are ways that you can support your child's learning (either by bringing in resources or by doing activities at home) . This is not obligatory but gives ideas how you can enrich your child's learning each week. The home learning that we expect children to complete is on the home learning page.

Spring 1 Topic: "Space" Please click for information. Spring 1 MTP Parents PDF.pdf

Autumn 2 Topic:  "Celebrations" Please click for information. MTP Autumn 2 2017 For website.pdf

Autumn 1 Topic:  "All About Me" MTP Autumn 1 2017 PDF for website_.pdf

Please click for the Maths programme of study. Year R Mastery PoS 2017-18 final.doc

For more information on assessments please follow this link: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework



Year 1 Curriculum overview:  2017 to 2018 YEAR 1 Curriculum overview.pdf

Spring 1 Topic: Was it more fun to be a child when your Grandparents were young? History, including toys. Year 1 SPRING 1 TOPIC MTP TOYS.docx

Autumn 2 Topic: Fossils and Mary Anning.  The key books are Dinosaur Diaries by Julia Donaldson and The Fossil Girl by Catherine Brighton. Y1 Aut 2 Fossils.pdf

Autumn 1 Topic: British values - learning about the different countries in the UK. The key book is "Small Knight and George" by Ronda Armitage Topic web: Topic web Year 1 Aut 1 2017.pdf

Please click for more details on the Maths for Autumn 2017. Year 1 Mastery PoS 2017-18 final.docx



Year 2 Curriculum overview: 2017 to 2018 Curriculum overview Year 2.pdf

Spring 1 Topic: The History of Communication: comparing the impact of William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee. The key books include Charlotte's Web by E.B. Nesbitt. Year 2 Spring 1 Topic web.pdf

Autumn 2 Topic: Climate Around the world. The key books are "Ice Trap" by Meredith Hooper and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by CS Lewis Y2 Aut 2 Climates.pdf

Autumn 1 Topic: "The History of Flight" The key books are "Around the world in 80 days" by Jules Verne (abridged) and "Pigs Might Fly" by Michael Morpurgo.

The Autumn 1 topic web shows an outline of what children will be learning and gives some ideas how you can enrich your child's learning.Topic web:Topic web Autumn 1 Y2.pdf

Please click for more details on the Maths for Autumn 2017.  Year 2 PoS 2017-2018 final.docx


To find out more about the curriculum please ask us or follow the links below:




Year 1:



Year 2:

SATS: https://www.theschoolrun.com/KS1-SATs-in-2018