Ark John Keats Academy

Principal’s Welcome

I am delighted to introduce you to Ark John Keats Academy. The academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield. Our intake is mixed and comprehensive in nature. We opened our doors to our first two Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year 7 pupils joined us in September 2014.  We currently have 860 pupils on roll from Nursery to Year 3 and in Years 7, 8 and 9. The academy will reach full capacity in 2020 with just under two thousand pupils.  The academy was graded Outstanding in all areas in our Ofsted inspection of April 2015.

Ark John Keats is a very proud member of the successful Ark network of schools and is also very much a unique school in its own right. Our curriculum is academic, it is planned on the basis of preparing pupils for the best universities and emphasises mastery of knowledge and skills. Our teaching staff are experts in their subject areas and all staff at the academy share a commitment to the highest expectations. We have created an academy that is renowned for its’ calm, orderly and purposeful environment and where pupils behave maturely and respectfully. We have developed a Character programme to support the development of good character so pupils can engage in the school, community and the global world with courage, tenacity, altruism and reflectiveness.

We ensure pupils develop wider interests and passions and our pupils have access to over 40 enrichment activities, ranging from chess and coding to football and political art. We support pupils in raising their aspirations by helping them understand the structure, importance and value of school. We inspire their thinking about their futures through university and workplace visits and through our Digest speaker programme, where visitors speak to pupils about their career choices and educational experiences. We are also committed to developing our staff and we ensure they master all aspects of their work and are brilliantly prepared for the next stage of their careers. The academy has first class facilities having undergone an £18 million rebuilding and refurbishment programme that was completed in December 2015.

We are very excited by what we have achieved so far and new staff and pupils will be joining a school with a wonderful ethos, where local children are provided with a first class education and we are intent on developing a school that will match the very best in both the state and private sectors and is a source of pride for the people of north east Enfield.

We hope this website conveys our passion and vision and gives visitors to the site a sense of the type of education our pupils enjoy.

We look forward to keeping you regularly updated on our development in the months and years ahead.

Jerry Collins


Establishment Details

Establishment Type

Free School

Establishment Size

100 - 499 Employees

Dress Code

Formal (e.g. Shirts + Ties)



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+44 0208 443 3113

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