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.  

Why work for us?

Pupils at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

“We are aspirational for your child and look forward to working with you to help them attain great things.”

Anne H-Chapman                                                       


Why work at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy?    

Here at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that children from our local community are given a quality education. We have worked hard to make sure ours is a well-equipped school. For instance we have a Multi Media Resource Centre, where teachers can access books, laptops, tablets and other tools to help them with their teaching. With the school growing year on year, working here would be an excellent development opportunity for an ambitious candidate with the capacity to take on middle leadership or management responsibilities in the near future.

Train to teach in this school

Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Ark Ayrton Primary Academy? Find out more at

Training and development

Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school.

More training days

In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.

Hub days

Three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.

Ark online training

Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.

A teacher and two students at Ark Ayrton AcademyBespoke training

Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.

Network opportunities

You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.


Interested in training with Ark or finding out more? Get in touch or take a look at our list of vacancies.