It gives me great pleasure to  welcome you to Ark Burlington Danes. Our school motto is ‘‘Believe, Dream and Persevere to Achieve’, and this sums up our mission to ensure that every child aims high and builds confidence to achieve their dreams.  

We are a growing school, situated in a purpose-built primary building in Hammersmith and Fulham. The primary school is part of Ark Burlington Danes Academy, an all-through Church of England school, tracing its origins to as far back as 1699, Burlington Danes caters for pupils aged 3-18.  

Despite this long history, our primary school is relatively new, having accepted our first students in 2015. We believe in a school where persistence and a love of learning leads to success. We have high expectations of all our pupils, and we are proud of the results they achieve across the primary phase. We will always strive to provide a consistently excellent education 

Alongside our academic results, our focus on character development has created a respectful and happy school. Focussing on character helps our children aim high and through their time at our school become happy, confident and successful members of society.  

I want every child to have the opportunity to grow into an interested, curious young person ready to make the most of every opportunity when they leave us. 

Finally, parents, carers and the wider community are critical to our success, and we see all members of this community as integral partners in this work and will always look to our community for support and guidance. 

Don’t take our word for it; come and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.  

Sophie Vellacott 

Head of Primary