Updates and Information for Families

This school is CLOSED for all students except those who are eligible to attend our Community Classroom and the students whom we are gradually welcoming back to the Academy after easing of lockdown in the UK. These are currently Reception, Nursery, Year 1, Year 5, Year 6, Year 10 and Year 12 students. You can see more information below.   


As you may have seen the Government has set out guidance on a September return for all students. Please see below the full details of return for students:

Secondary September Return Full Details

Primary September Return Full Details


If you need further advice please contact us at info@arkglobe.org or the emergency hotline which is 07405078030 - 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.   

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via text message, Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter -  

Facebook - Ark Globe Facebook Page

Parents' Guide to Remote Learning 


For more information regarding the Community Classroom and for a full update on the current closure conditions please view the letter regarding community classrooms.

Key Workers

As you know, the Government has said that schools must close from this Friday, 20 March for all students other than for those whose parents are key workers.

The Department for Education has confirmed which roles are specifically covered by the term Key Worker. Please see summary of Key Workers below:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Key public services - E.g. working in the justice system, charity workers etc.
  • Local and national Government who are responsible for managing aspects of the COVID-19 response
  • Food and other necessary goods - including; food production and processing, food distribution and food sales
  • Public safety and national security - E.g. Ministry of Defence workers and armed forces
  • Transport workers
  • Utilities, communication and financial services - including; oil, gas and electricity workers, water sectors (including sewage), essential financial services, Royal mail employees, waste disposal sectors

Please visit the Government website for full list of Key Workers and guidance. 

The Government guidance states that school will be available to households where either both parents are key workers, or for key worker single parent households. If this applies to you and there are no other adults who can look after your children, please let us know by 4pm Friday 20 March by replying ‘Yes’ to the text message that you will receive today or by calling 0207 940 5106.

Key worker letter and guidance

Family Support

The Coronavirus pandemic means these are extraordinary times for all of us and has impacted on communities around the world and up and down the country in a profound way.

We know that this may be an extremely difficult time for you and your family and support can be accessed in the following ways.


List of Food Banks and Southwark Support locallly 


Southwark Emergency Support Scheme (SESS) can help you if you’re a Southwark resident who's facing a crisis, emergency or disaster and needs help visit the Southwark Website or call 0207 525 2434.


Universal Credit Support

Employment & Support Allowance 

Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

Citizen’s Advice - living costs 

Emergency Funding


Southwark guidance on housing

Health guidance

NHS guidance on how to protect yourself

Government guidance


Please read our revised Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy reflecting new arrangements in response to COVID-19 by clicking on the link below. 

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy - May 2020