Open Day for Nursery and Reception - Tuesday 27th November 9.30am - 10.30am

Was your Child born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015. Wondering where to send them to school? Why not join us at Ark Dickens Primary Academy in September 2019

Come along to our Open Day on Tuesday 27th November between 9.30am and 10.30am for an Early Years tour and to meet our EYFS lead.


Please call the school on 02392 826514 and ask for Mrs Cooper to book your space at our open day on Tuesday 27th November 2018

Sports for Champions Visit

Sports for Champions Fundraising event

On behalf of UK-based initiative Sport for Champions, Commonwealth long-jumper Ezekiel Ewulo hosted exercise sessions and a motivational assembly at our school. The sportsman – who has represented both Great Britain and Nigeria throughout his career – put each year group through a pulse-raising four-minute workout before sharing his life story.

Mr Ewulo said: ‘I’m hoping these activities have given the children an insight into what they can do to keep fit in just a short space of time. ‘Through Sport for Champions, many international athletes visit schools to try and give pupils an insight into what it’s like to be active in the outside world – whether they want to be a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer or anything else when they’re older.

Sally Conteh, 10, is in Year 6. After trying out Mr Ewulo’s routine alongside her classmates, she said: ‘It was really good fun and it was great to meet Ezekiel. My favourite exercise was the spotty dog. ‘You had to put your left arm and left leg out, then quickly swap to your right arm and leg in a punching and kicking motion.’ Year 6 prefect Zhandos Kellett , 10, said: ‘I love being active. I also enjoyed the spotty dog because it got me the most active and it was the silliest, which I liked.’Mr Ewulo’s visit was part of a fund raising drive for Ark Dickens Primary Academy. Each child – of the school’s 400 – was tasked with finding at least £1 in sponsorship for taking part, with cash going towards admin fees for the event, the school itself and the Sport for Champions initiative.