Welcome to Ark Ayrton Primary Academy!
We are a two form entry primary school and nursery, situated in the heart of Portsmouth, close to the sea.
We are named after Hertha Ayrton, a British female engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, born in Portsea. The arc lamp, providing street lighting, was among her many inventions and accomplishments.
Our children are wonderful. Helping them be the best that they can be, ensuring they flourish at primary school, ensuring they have the attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for secondary school, university or the career of their choice in later life - it all starts right here!
We have high expectations of our children and what they can achieve. Our priority is to ensure all children are safe, happy and learning well at all times.
This means we also have high expectations of ourselves, our parents and carers, and the other people who work with us in improving outcomes for our children. We work closely with our partners and challenge each other openly and honestly to ensure we never lose sight of the vision and what needs to be done to achieve excellence for all.
Our lighthouse represents Ark Ayrton Primary Academy standing strong and proud in the community, guiding the way for our children and helping them to shine brightly at all times in all that they do.
We have a strong and dedicated staff team at Ayrton - all ready to provide the best education and environment for the children to thrive in every day. We have a bespoke ‘Horizons’ curriculum, written by us for our children, and we are passionate and relentless in ensuring that there is something for everyone at Ark Ayrton.
I hope you find the information on the website useful - if you would like to know more about our school then please contact the school office to make an appointment. We will show you around the school and tell you more about our vision, our priorities and the progress we are making along the way.
I believe in this community, the children and families, and I am proud to lead this school on the next part of its journey. We want to ensure every child receives an excellent education, which will give them real life choices in the future and help them achieve their dreams and shine brightly!
Our school values run through everything we do
Aim high - Aspiration is key to raising achievement. We aim high for all our children and encourage them to be aspirational for themselves.
Work hard - We expect every member of our school community - the children, staff, parents, carers and other stakeholders - to work hard towards a shared goal: success for all our children.
Play fair - we teach, model, reinforce and praise exemplary behaviour. We expect all of our children to be responsible, to follow our rules and respect one another so we can all learn and work in a safe and happy school.
Shine brightly - we expect everyone to come to school on time every day, to make the most of every opportunity school has to offer and to make each day count. We do this by being the best that we can be for ourselves and for each other.
Our provision for ages 2-5.