How to apply
Applications for places at Ark Dickens will be made in accordance with Portsmouth Council's co-ordinated admission arrangements.
Applications can be submitted through the Portsmouth Council website, using the link below.
Applications to start school in September 2023 need to be submitted by the 15th of January 2023.
Parents will then be notified by Portsmouth Council on the 17th of April 2023 if their application has been successful.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to get in contact.
If you are interested in your child joining Ark Dickens, please get in contact and we will arrange a meeting between yourself and a member of our senior leadership team.
This will give you a chance to get a feel for Ark Dickens and how we can help your child reach their full potential.
Find out more
Reading at the heart of the curriculum
We have timetabled reading lessons every day, as well as an incredibly stocked library and reading corners dotted throughout the school.
Exciting extra-curricular activities
Our Primary Connections Programme exposes our pupils to over 40 unique experiences during their time with us, ranging from adventuring out in nature, to engaging in the performing arts, to enterprise and careers.
Setting your child up for success
We're proud that students from Ark Schools are 3 times more likely to go on to a top tier university at the end of their school career.