We are delighted to introduce you to Ark Pioneer, a new-start non-selective secondary school in Barnet. We believe that every child has the ability to be a knowledgeable, articulate, and successful individual and we are commited to realising this potential, enabling every child to go on to the best universities and careers of their choice.

Our school is a start-up school in Ark’s North London region. Ark has opened four other new schools in North London in the last ten years (King Solomon Academy, Ark Academy, Isaac Newton Academy and Ark John Keats Academy) and all have been judged outstanding by Ofsted. 

We have the highest standards for every member of the school community. First and foremost, our learning environment is calm and purposeful. As part of this, we expect the best from our pupils in terms of their effort, organisation and behaviour. Our curriculum is rich and stimulating and our teaching staff are subject experts who provide high quality teaching, supporting and challenging every child in their care. 

At Ark Pioneer, we have a longer school day allowing every pupil extra time to support their learning and development across the curriculum. Pupils take part in our enrichment programme twice a week, enjoying a range of activities from debating to dance, trampolining to psychology, allowing pupils to broaden their horizons and develop interests that will stay with them after they leave school. We subsidise music lessons, take part in regional and network sports events and are very proud of our new building, which offers first class facilities.

We are very excited about the future of our school. To find about more about us, read about our six pillars here or join us at one of our open events in the autumn term to find out more.


Ms A Ryan