Secondary School Entrance Changes

From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.  

All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.

The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building. 


Thank you for your interest in our wonderful school in the heart of White City.  We hope our website reflects just how good Ark BDA is and that you find the information you need.

Ark Burlington Danes Academy proves that great schools can do more than achieve excellent grades; they build and enrich both individual lives and the local community.

We are both a ‘comprehensive grammar’ all-through school and a Christian community, backed by Ark. We aim to prepare our pupils for university and a career of their choice.

Every pupil matters.  Every lesson counts. We are the beginning of lifelong learning. Every teacher is committed to ‘no excuses’: no matter your background, circumstances or ability you will succeed. Expectations are high and we will not give up on any child.   Staff work hard. Much of the teaching I observe around the school in both the primary and the secondary phase is inspirational.

‘What does great look like?’ is a key lever in our ongoing improvement.

Our agreed expectations are that pupils are formal, scholarly and courteous. Trips, sports and competitions are actively encouraged, enabling both cultural enrichment and creativity to flourish.

There is so much to tell you about our school but the best way to learn more about our many attributes is to come and see for yourself why ArkBDA is such a great place for your child to be educated. We are always willing to receive visitors by appointment if you wish to see the school in action.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Paul Bhatia