Welcome to Ark Burlington Danes Academy. We are an all through school serving pupils aged 3-18 from our local community in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. At Ark Burlington Danes Academy, 'we believe that 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 Academy culture and core values act as the multiplier to make every decision, action and interaction within the Academy stronger and more effective. These are:

  1. Aim High - ‘We have the highest expectations of ourselves and of each other, every single day.’
  2. Be Kind - ‘We are kind to others, no matter what the circumstances.’
  3. Be Brave - ‘We take on big challenges and are prepared to do difficult things, it that is what is needed.’
  4. Keep Learning - ‘We are open to new ideas, and we learn from our mistakes as much as our successes.’

 

We live and breathe these values, every minute of every day at BDA so every student is empowered to live a life that is purposeful, fulfilling and be the ones to make the world a better place. Every single student at BDA will achieve outcomes that enable them to compete with anyone in society, regardless of any challenges that they face, by taking ownership of their actions and understanding that these will determine their future success and create their character as an individual.

 

All staff at BDA strive to continually learn and improve so that they can be the very best teacher, leader and support staff member and therefore ensure our students have the education and character to achieve anything they set their mind to. The Academy has the highest expectations for all, and we will make no apologies for that. Our school culture and core values is our compass throughout our journey to ensure our students receive the very best education every single day.

 

Having been founded as a Christian charity school in 1699, we are proud not just of our heritage and significant history, but especially of how this Christian ethos permeates all aspects of our school life. Our focus on our students achieving exceptional exam results drives our excellent academic outcomes and enables our students to access the best universities and careers, with over 50% of our students gaining a place at a Russell Group university. Our unique curriculum offer encompasses a highly academic range of subjects and a structured enrichment offer which takes full advantage of our unique sports, arts and music facilities as the largest school site in central London.

 

Our carefully curated programme helps our students to develop their confidence, resilience and character, enabling them to become the leaders of the future. Our commitment to our students’ broader development is evident throughout the cultural life of our school and our pioneering work on diversity, demonstrating why Burlington Danes is such a special place to learn.

 

David Carr, Principal