Ark St Alban’s Academy prides itself on its care for each individual student.

Tutor Groups

All students are assigned to a tutor group – this tutor is responsible for overseeing the academic and pastoral needs of their students. Tutor groups meet each day and students have regular one-to-one interviews with their tutor to review progress. Academic support is also provided during supervised study periods. We are very proud of our close working relationship with parents, and our Parents’ Forum that meets every week is open to all.

Careers Guidance

Our students have regular access to an expert careers counsellor in addition to the guidance given through tutor groups, assemblies and the library careers information area. Advice and support is also available on all aspects needed to prepare for university: UCAS, applications, interview guidance and practice, and finance etc.

You can read more about our careers support here

Dress code

Ark St Alban’s Academy has very high expectations of our students and we feel that the way students present themselves in an academic setting reflects their self-esteem and aspirations. Our Sixth Form students wear business suits of their own choosing, reflecting what you would expect to wear in a professional environment.

Medicspot Innovation Grant 

The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 January each year. More information: