ARK is a network that aims to transform underperforming schools in the UK. It runs a number of high achieving, non-selective schools throughout the country.
Actis has had a multi-year relationship with the Globe Academy in Southwark, through which we have been running the STARZ mentoring programme for five years.
The success of the STARZ programme has led us to work more closely with ARK (the umbrella organisation for all UK academies). In 2015, we have made a one-off commitment of $30,000 to ARK to support the scholars programme.
Our donation will support a partnership between ARK and A-List Education UK which helps pupils realise the opportunity of a US college education by inspiring them and equipping them with the skills they needs to apply. Our funding will support the programme for one year (three Globe Academy students are participating in the programme).
*As they have done in the past, each of our partners will provide Actis with biannual impact reports.