by Herminder Channa, Principal - Ark Boulton Academy
Turning point 2017
Above national average
Pupil roll (900 max)
869 (falling roll)
First choice applications (180 spaces)
Staff retention 3 +years
Leave at 16+being able to access a level 3 course
1.5% Surplus saved from income
So, how did we, Ark Boulton do it?
A decade of underachievement, re-brokerage to a second academy chain, high levels of supply staff and judged as an inadequate academy by Ofsted, twice. It was no surprise that parents and carers who trusted the education of their sons and daughters to their local community school, educa...