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.


Welcome to Ark William Parker Academy, where we are committed to providing all our students with an outstanding education.

As an Ark academy, we share the Ark vision of creating first-class schools for local children that deliver high achievement for all their students. 

All Ark schools prioritise six key principles:

  • High expectations
  • Exemplary behaviour
  • Excellent teaching
  • Depth before breadth
  • More time for learning
  • Knowing every child

As a church school which is part of the Diocese of Chichester, we hold our Christian values in high esteem and they underpin the journey we are on as an academy community. Our central values are faith, perseverance, respect and achievement.

We are an ambitious academy community and believe that there are no excuses to achieving our full potential. Building on our many strengths, our aim is to support all our students in academic excellence which leads to genuine choice in terms of careers and university study. 

As a fully inclusive academy for boys, we welcome all students and families who are committed to hard work and supporting our academy aims. We look forward to working with you over the next seven years to secure success for your son. We warmly encourage visits to our school, so please do get in touch. 

Jane Fletcher 

Regional Director

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