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Principal, Ark Alexandra Academy

Ark Alexandra Academy seeks an inspirational Principal to lead the school to success in this exciting next stage of its journey and growth. You will be a rigorous and committed leader who remains resilient through challenges with the vision and skills to bring about sustainable improvement. You will have the highest expectations for all students, share the belief that an excellent education and strong community are central to transforming lives and ensure that every student is given the opportunity and conditions to succeed.


Ark Alexandra is a Church of England coeducational secondary school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. In September 2019, Ark William Parker Academy, a Church of England Academy for boys founded in 1619, merged with Ark Helenswood Academy for girls to form Ark Alexandra Academy. In 2019 the students of both schools achieved strong outcomes with 64% attaining grades 4+ in English and Mathematics and 45% attaining 5+ (compared to a national average of 40%). At Key Stage 5 students attained an average C grade with 53% of students achieving at least 3 grades A*– C.


Ark Alexandra Academy is part of the Ark network of schools, one of the largest and most successful multi-academy trusts in the country.


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To apply please send the completed application form, a covering letter and CV to


The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2020 at noon, but early applications are welcome.