Welcome to Ark Elvin Academy and Team Elvin!
We are on a mission to ensure that every pupil leaves our school confident, articulate, culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
We want nothing less than a great education for every child in our community. Our motto – ‘dare for greatness’ – runs through everything that we do. It means we have the highest expectations for our children and our Team are committed to working with our pupils and their families to ensure every child works hard, thinks deeply and enjoys school.
If you are considering applying for a place at our school, please look around our website to find out what we can offer your child. The best way to really understand our school is to experience it, and we would love to show you around and answer any questions you may have. Click here to book a visit.
If you already have a child at our school our website is a great source of information about all aspects of school life. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school by calling us on 02089026362 or emailing us on email@example.com. We are proud to serve our community in Brent and are here to support you and your child every step of the way.
Thank you for your interest in our school and our Team,
Ms Rebecca Curtis
Magna Aude - ‘We dare for greatness’
At Ark Elvin Academy, our mission is for every pupil to leave our school confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue the career they are passionate about, contribute to society, and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
In 2022 we set ourselves a big, hairy, audacious goal... We said that by 2025 we will:
Challenge educational disadvantage by defining and sharing a school model that takes children from communities like ours to top third universities and highly competitive apprenticeships.
The Elvin Compass below guides our work to fulfil our mission.
Our values underpin everything we do at Ark Elvin
- Integrity – We do the right thing even when no one is watching. We are honest and take responsibility for our actions.
- Courage – We have big goals and push ourselves to suceed. We are brave enough to fail because we know that is how we learn.
- Community – We value kindness; we cherish each other and the space we share. We know we will achieve more together than we can alone.
- Mastery – We work hard to master the knowledge of each subject and build the habits of learning. We act on feedback because we know we can be better tomorrow than we were today.
Sir Arthur Elvin
Our school is named in honour of Sir Arthur ‘Ginger’ Elvin MBE (1899-1957), a local man who helped build the original Wembley stadium which staged the 1948 Olympic Games.
Sir Arthur was born in Norwich but later moved to West London. He left school at 14, and later joined the Royal Flying Corps during WW1. He was shot down over France and was a prisoner of war for two years.
In 1924, Sir Arthur began working in a kiosk at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley. The next year he bought some shop units within the grounds, and in 1927 he bought Wembley stadium and sold it for shares, becoming the stadium’s largest stakeholder and chairman. He introduced new sports to the stadium, including greyhound racing and speedway. He then went on to help stage the 1948 Olympic Games, and received a knighthood for his efforts.
Sir Arthur dared for greatness and achieved it; at Elvin Academy we aspire to do the same for ourselves.
Sixth form welcome
Our provision for ages 16-18.