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. To help them be the best that they can be, to ensure they flourish at primary school, to ensure 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 for our children of what they can achieve. Our priorities are to ensure all children are here, 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 be sure we never lose sight of the vision and the job to be done in achieving 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 ay 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!

Mrs S Bennett-Acres

Head of School