Below are the answers to the questions people often ask us. You can also find out more about Ark by visiting

What is Ark?

Ark is an education charity. As well as running schools across the UK, we help to set up and run schools in India and Uganda.

Is Ark religious?

No. Ark is non-denominational. Five Church of England schools have joined the Ark network and those schools have continued to be church schools - but all five admit pupils of all faiths and none.

How are Ark schools governed?

The Ark Schools board is the legal body responsible for all governance in our schools.

The board then delegates the relevant governance functions to the local governing body at each individual Ark school. Unlike most local authority schools, our governors are able to concentrate on educational strategy, results and aspiration.