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.

Traffic information

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.

An entertaining way to become streetwise

Year 7 students were engaged by a performance at ARK William Parker Academy about being 'streetwise' pedestrians. The aim of the theatre production, called ‘Streetwise’, was to help students remain safe when using roads as pedestrians. With an entertaining mixture of lively theatre, mask work, audience participation and statistics about road accidents, the students were reminded of the dangers of using mobile phones and listening to music whilst near busy roads. 

The rationale behind this event was to highlight the risks of injury and death to young people whilst out and about, with local government statistics indicating the age range of students most at risk from being involved in an accident is between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age.

Jay-Dee Goodsell said, “It was really funny and interesting. I usually look before crossing the road but now I will listen as well.”

Robbie Holmes said, “I’ve done a lot of road safety before, but this was a lot better, with really good actors and a road safety stage.”