We are delighted to introduce you to Ark Pioneer, your brand new non-selective secondary academy in Barnet. We believe that every child has the ability to be a knowledgeable, articulate, and successful individual and we will work tirelessly with our pupils to realise their potential and enable them to go on to the best universities and careers of their choice.

Ark Pioneer is the latest new start 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 believe that our founding pupils will benefit hugely from being the only year group in the first year, as has been shown in our other new schools. 

Ark Pioneer has 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 teaching staff are subject experts who provide high quality teaching and our rigorous academic curriculum stimulates and challenges every pupil. We are very proud of our brand new building, which offers first class facilities.

At Ark Pioneer, we are committed to adding to every child’s potential, both inside and outside the classroom. The longer school day will give every pupil extra time to support their learning and development across the curriculum. Our enrichment programme offers a range of activities, allowing pupils to broaden their horizons and develop interests that will stay with them after they leave school.

We are very excited about the future of our schools and if you share our values of high expectations, strong discipline and a rigorous academic curriculum, please join us at one of our open events in the autumn term to find out more.


Aishling Ryan