A great term with attendance!

Attendance at Ark William Parker has improved considerably in the last term. Our boys have shown a commendable dedication to their studies and have shown the perseverance to attend school every day. We are sure that the results of this will show in their end of year assessments in the summer! Have a great half-term and see you back at school on Monday 4th June! Remember - Attendance is important!

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House Events

Ark William Parker Academy relaunched its house system and is determined to continue to develop its historic culture.

This year, the house system has returned to three of its original houses; Saxon, Parker and Saunders; creating greater competition and participation. The focus is to bring all age groups together to achieve a common goal.

Our House events have begun with great earnest!

During our first week, staff competed to create an advert to welcome staff to the houses. Parker won with Saxon coming second and Saunders third.

House Results 2017 - 18

SAUNDERS - 75 points SAXON - 25 points PARKER - 75 points  


Marbles Run

The first House event for students was the Marble Run. In tutor groups, the students competed in small groups to create their own marble run using a set amount of materials and working as a team. Tutors chose the best marble run from each tutor and then Heads of House chose the best overall. These winners went forward to compete in the overall challenge.

Each team were given a 2 metre strip of sticky tape, 8 drinking straws, a newspaper and a cardboard box. They had 30 minutes to produce the most  effective and imaginative marble run. The overall winners were decided by Ms Newman and Ms Bessa with 75 points being awarded to Parker House and Saunders House and 25 points to Saxon House.