Ark Tindal Primary Academy


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Tindal Street
Balsall Heath
B12 9QS
0121 4643049
3 - 11
Academy sponsor led mainstream
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The academy is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. The largest minority ethnic group is Pakistani. Over a quarter of pupils are classified as ‘Any other ethnic group.’ The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium (pupils for whom the academy receives additional funding, including those known to be eligible for free school meals) is at 56.5% well above the national average of 26.7%. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is at 1.3% well below the national average of 7.7%. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is at 12.6% above the national average of 7.7%. The academy does not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Ark Tindal converted to become an academy school in September 2012 and is part of the Ark Schools multi-academy trust. When its predecessor school, Tindal Junior and Infant School was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be satisfactory. The academy’s local governing body acts as a sub-committee of the Ark Schools board which is the legal governing body for all Ark Schools. The academy is almost full but continues to admit pupils who are new to learning English with an increasing number of Gypsy/Roma pupils from Eastern Europe. Mobility is high. A quarter of the pupils who were in Year 6 in July 2014 were not on roll in the previous school at the end of Key Stage 1.

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Last update: 02 May 2019


Here at Ark Tindal Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring that your child has the best school experience possible.  We believe that every child is unique and it is our job as teachers to develop and nurture their talents. 

If you are looking for a Reception place for September 2018, why not come along to our Open Afternoon on Tuesday 24th April at 2pm and find out what makes our Academy special? 

Call us on 0121 464 3049 to book a place, tour the school and meet our staff and pupils. 

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