Transition Programme

'Life at Ark Globe for Year 7s'

Welcome to Ark Globe Academy! We are very excited for you to join us in the new academic year and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you all to life at Ark Globe on a special web page. Click here to reach this page, where you will find videos, artworks, activities, a virtual tour of the academy and competition that you can participate in. 

Hear from our students

Luke, Year 9

"When I first came to Ark Globe Academy, I felt really lost as it was so different from primary school. I was really out of my comfort zone because everything was new to me, especially the location. I was so used to my old primary school schedule and was nervous about going to a ‘big’ school. However, as soon as I stepped foot onto the premises of Ark Globe Academy, everything changed.

The teachers and the other students were really helpful and helped us all to settle in very quickly. Every day the teachers would greet me even if they were just walking past me in the corridor or in the playground and they filled me with the confidence and encouragement that I needed to help me through my first few weeks at secondary school - I really couldn’t believe how nice some of the teachers were!

On the one of the first weeks at break time, I was talking to one of the teachers Miss Naish about my old primary school and I told her that I lived in Lewisham. She was surprised that I travel so far to come to school each day and asked me why I didn’t choose a school closer to my house. I said that the reason I chose Ark Globe Academy is because it is definitely the best school in the area for me to be to be able to get good grades so I can be successful in my life and my career and that it is definitely worth the longer journey every day. I am really excited for the next years I have at Ark Globe."

 

Isabella, Year 9

"Unlike many of the Year 7 students here, I didn’t attend Ark Globe Primary, so when I was about to start Year 7, I was worried as I had no friends here and had no idea what to expect from the school.

Wisely, I decided to attend the Ark Globe Academy Summer School which I highly recommend to everyone who chooses to come to Ark Globe. In August, all the new Year 7 students came in for a week and we were given a head start on rules and expectations and were able to learn how to get around this massive building! We also got to meet most of the teachers and took part in a mini sports day together. When I actually started for real in September, I felt really confident walking in on the first day as I had already made some new friends in the summer and already knew the school rules and procedures which helped me to settle in really quickly.

The reason I enjoy being a student at Ark Globe is because the teachers take any misbehaviour seriously and reward good behaviour which helps us to learn so much in all of our lessons. After only two weeks at Ark Globe, I was awarded a badge in assembly for showing good relationships with my peers which is part of our culture pyramid and I also got to have lunch with Mr Jones the Principal that Friday with the other award winners. I can definitely see myself staying here until the end of Sixth Form and as every day I feel appreciated and welcomed by my teachers and I know that Ark Globe will prepare me well for the next stages in my life."