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Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy

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Our school

Our school is a large, five-form entry junior school (Years 3-6) in Small Heath, Birmingham.

We are a highly diverse school community and the majority of our students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. 84% of our students speak English as an additional language, 45% are eligible for pupil premium, and 35% of our pupils are eligible for free school meals.

Our pupils are keen to learn and love to come to school. Our attendance rates are above average, we have good punctuality and behaviour is consistently highlighted as a strength.

As a school that is on an improvement journey we prioritise CPD and there is significant investment in this area with teaching staff having one day per week PPA. You can read more about this on the ‘our staff’ page of this website.

Our school has outstanding facilities, including a science lab with equipment more often seen in secondary schools and a fully-functioning sound recording studio, which students use to produce short radio shows.

Our vision and values

At Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy, we have three core values which are informed by our vision. These are:

We respect – ourselves and each other. We show this by being polite and tolerant at all times. We understand that that we are all different and yet we are all equal. We challenge others who do not show respect.

We believe – that we can all achieve great outcomes if we put in the effort required. We believe in aiming for the very best and showing grit and determination when necessary. We believe in a bright future and high aspirations for ourselves and others, no matter what the starting point. We believe in helping others who are not as fortunate as us so that we can all be good global citizens.

We achieve – we work hard in the academy to ensure that all pupils become proficient in reading, writing and maths as a minimum. We expect that our pupils will have a strong base from which to do well in secondary education to enable them to achieve a university degree. For our pupils, we simplify this into a few simple, but meaningful words: “We respect, believe, achieve.”

 We are a values-driven school which means that everything that we do and how we behave in the academy is linked to our vision and values.

Where we are

Our school is situated in the heart of Small Heath just three miles outside of Birmingham’s city centre and easily accessible by road and train. Small Heath train station is a 15 minute walk away and we are also served by several bus routes including the 58, 59A, 59S and 60.