Our Vision

"I have come that you may have life, and have it in all its fullness" - John 10:10

At Ark Burlington Danes Academy, we believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included and empowered to live a life that is purposeful and fulfilling.

Through learning to our fullest potential and living a life filled with kindness and thankfulness, we can be the ones to make the world a better place.

Our Values

Our values What does this mean? Our Christian values: How we do this?
Aim high                      


We have high expectations of ourselves and of each other                      


The scripture says, "I spoke because I believed." In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe. (2 Corinthians 4:13)                    


May you know the love of Christ...Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.  (Ephesians 3:19)


This is underpinned by our faith and leadership

We do not accept second best; everything is done to the absolute best it can possibly be.                


We do not make excuses.We always work hard.

Be brave                      


We take on big challenges and are prepared to do difficult things, if that’s what’s needed.                      


…Continue in your faith, established and firm, do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. (Colossians 1:23)                     


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)


This is underpinned by our courage and resilience

We show resilience and perseverance                


We do not give up in the face of a challenge. 


We know that anything is possible.


We always act with integrity.

Be kind                      


We care about what we do and how we work with each other.                      


Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone. (Titus 3:2)                     


We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)


This is underpinned by our love and compassion for our community.

We think through how we speak to each other.               


We provide constructive and thoughtful feedback. 


We respect the views of others.

Keep learning                      


We are open to new ideas and we learn from our mistakes as much as our successes I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3: 14)                   


This is underpinned by our commitment



We listen to feedback and act upon it.                


We read widely and research the best ways to improve what we do.

Our Pillars

Strong discipline

Calm, purpose and order will be established through consistency of expectations and explicit teaching of discipline.

Mastery curriculum

Our curriculum design will enable pupils to develop a framework of knowledge and understanding in each subject area that provides a solid foundation for further study.

High quality teaching

Teachers will be subject experts with an excellent understanding of the intellectual journey they are taking their pupils on and they will master the teaching skills to support this.

Character development

Pupils will develop characteristics that support their academic achievement, create thoughtful citizens and allow them to make reflective choices over their personal lives.

Raising aspirations and achievement

Pupils will understand the opportunities that a school and university education will afford them in terms of careers and quality of life. Pupils will develop their passions and interests through a high quality enrichment programme.

Developing educational leaders

All members of staff will see themselves as leaders within an aligned community of professionals and will be systematically trained in best practice.


We will be relentlessly focussed on our pillars and will organise our time effectively to ensure we can implement them fully in all aspects of our school.