Welcome to Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy’s dedicated recruitment website. I have taught at this school for the last eight years and it’s fair to say that we have seen some changes in that time. Our school was formerly known as Oldknow Academy and we were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. However, we were placed into special measures in 2014 during the Trojan Horse enquiry and subsequently became Ark Chamberlain in September 2015.
What hasn’t changed over the years are the families and community that we serve – the enthusiasm of our children who love to learn, the dedication of the whole family to their learning, and the commitment of our staff to take our school back to outstanding. This commitment has been recognised by Ofsted who believe we are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures and I know that every member of staff is focused on making this happen, quickly.
Everybody who visits Ark Chamberlain comments on the friendly, happy environment - from the welcome at reception, to the smiling faces and inquisitive questions from our pupils in the classrooms. I would be delighted to welcome you to our school for a visit so that you can experience this for yourself.
Head of School,
Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy