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 ---> www.portsmouth.gov.uk/school 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.  

Home Learning

Children at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy are expected to take part in learning at home. This re-enforces the commitment  to aim high and work hard.  Teachers communicate home learning tasks through newsletters and letters home. Children from across the school take home a reading book, which is changed regularly, and are expected to read with someone at home on a regular basis. They are expected to bring their book to school every day.

Home learning is always purposeful and linked to current topics and subjects.  Children from year one to year six receive Maths and English homework weekly and a topic project every half term.  On some occasions, children may be asked to take work home to finish or be given additional homework.

Learning at home is a powerful extension of the school day. Parents, carers and siblings have the opportunity to share the pupil’s experiences and consolidate learning.  We welcome feedback from our parents and carers and always strive to take into consideration their views and suggestions.