Academies are schools funded by the government with the freedom to govern independently – but all are accountable to the Secretary of State for Education. To share resources and best practice, many are part of multi-academy trusts – a network of schools under one legal body.

Ark Paddington Green is part of Ark - a leading education charity and one of the country’s top-performing academy operators. Ark is non-denominational and does not make any profit from running its schools.  Ark’s relationship with the Secretary of State is set out in the master funding agreement. There are also supplemental funding agreements for each individual school in the network, including Ark Paddington Green.

Every school in the Ark network is the legal responsibility of the Ark Schools Board. This board focuses on statutory duties and delegates most day-to-day responsibilities to each school’s individual Local Governing Body (LGB). This means that, unlike in most non-academy governing bodies, Ark Paddington Green's governors are able to concentrate on the things that really matter - educational strategy, school outcomes and aspiration.

PDF iconMaster Funding Agreement - Amendment and Restatement Agreement

PDF iconSupplemental Funding Agreement

Our local governing body

Ark Schools is in the process of appointing governors to a Local Governing Body to oversee Ark Paddington Green's transition to the network.  Full information will be published once this Body is in place.

Contacting the governors

If you have any governance-related queries, please contact