Starting school September 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 he or she can start school in September 2018. From Monday 6 November 2017 until Monday 15 January 2018 you can apply online via Portsmouth City Council school admissions website ---> admissions

Prospective parents/children for reception children in September 2018 are invited to look around our school on 29 November from 9.15 -10.15.  Please contact the school office on 02392 824828 to let us know you would like to visit.  

Term dates

ARK Ayrton Primary and ARK Alpha Nursery opened on Monday 16th September 2013.

The school is closed for all public and bank holidays within the year. There are additional inset days when the school will be closed. The dates of these days are at the discretion of the school.


Term Dates 2017 / 2018

Autumn term Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half term Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017
Spring term Tuesday 9th January 2018 – Thursday 29 March 2018
Half term Monday 12th February 2018– Friday 16th February 2018
Summer term Monday 16th April 2018 – Tuesday 24th July 2018
Half term Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018