Welcome

A warm welcome to Ark Franklin Primary Academy; we are a non-denominational, three form entry primary school serving a diverse local population in Brent; there has been a school on the current site since 1898. 

Our name honours Rosalind Franklin, born locally in 1920 she overcame adversity to play a key role in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.  Our DNA walkway running adjacent to the key stage one playground, forming part of the design for our ongoing Open Air Classroom Project, commemorates her outstanding achievement.

Ark Franklin is part of the Ark Schools network, all of whom share a common mission: to ensure all our pupils are equipped to go on to university or a career of their choosing.  Ark schools are characterised by high aspirations, high achievement and exemplary behaviour. 

Here at Franklin, a positive climate for learning and a culture of high expectations prevails, a shared belief that all members of our learning community can achieve to a high standard, regardless of circumstances or background.  Our pupils receive excellent teaching and engage in a rich and varied curriculum, both inside and outside the classroom, including specialist Spanish, music and art lessons, alongside outdoor learning experiences in our geodesic dome.

As a school we are committed to working with parents and families to ensure all our pupils reach their potential: achieving, if not exceeding age-related expectations year on year.

Our website offers a wealth of information about our values-driven culture and our curriculum offer, alternatively, please contact the school to arrange an informal visit.

Kind regards

Janine Ryan

Headteacher