Ofsted visit and other information
We are pleased to inform you that a team from Ofsted will be visiting our Academy on the 17th and 18th October. Please read this information - Letter from the Principal, Letter from Ofsted, School Inspections - a guide for parents.
Please be aware that St Helen’s Road will close to traffic from 7am on Monday, October 9 and is scheduled to reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 1. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day during this time, with a diversion in place via Elphinstone Road, The Ridge, Junction Road and Sedlescombe Road North in both directions. Further information can be found on the East Sussex Highways website.
Hollywood Glamour sets the scene for the Year 11 Prom
The rain subsided and the sun came out to welcome Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood students to their Year 11 Prom.
The glamorous young women and dashing young men arrived in classic and innovative modes of transport. These included an array of cars ranging from vintage cars and 1950’s Cadillacs to a camper van and Lamborghini; not to mention a daring entrance by one student who rode in on his trusty steed, cantering a lap of honour around the field, before dismounting to join his peers for an evening of celebration.
The theme of this year’s event was Hollywood Glamour and the students certainly did not disappoint. The students all looked stunning as the sashayed along the red carpet to be met by their proud teachers, support staff and members of the senior leadership team.
The evening was a great success; the students had fun in the photo booth, enjoyed a delicious chocolate fountain and scrumptious buffet and danced the night away to music provided by the DJ. A highlight of the evening was the spectacular firework display watched by all the guests before they headed back for their final dances.
Head of Year 11 Mr Baker said, “It’s a proud day when you see your year group arrive, they look so grown up. They have been an amazing group of people to work with and I wish them a happy and fulfilled future.”
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