King Solomon Academy
King Solomon Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational all-through school within the English academy programme, located in Marylebone, London.
The primary school opened in September 2007 and the secondary school opened in September 2009. The school is an all-through school with pupils from 3–18 years with the primary school feeding directly into the secondary. It has sixty pupils in each year. The school is partly modelled on the successful KIPP program which originated in the US.
The curriculum focuses on depth before breadth with a strong emphasis on English and Mathematics.<ref name="King Solomon Academy Secondary Curriculum">Template:Cite web</ref>
In December 2008 Ofsted conducted a monitoring visit and rated the Academy as 'outstanding'.<ref name=Ofsted>Template:Cite web</ref>
In December 2009 Ofsted conducted a full inspection and rated the school outstanding. Inspectors commented that "King Solomon Academy is an outstanding and unique 21st century school". Among many other points Ofsted praised KSA's creation and inspiration of "a community of enthusiastic learners, who are passionate about achieving academic excellence", and highlighted the academy's "visionary goals and high aspirations".
The school is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families but is operated by ARK Schools, a registered charity under English law, and sponsored by parent charity Absolute Return for Kids (ARK).
Other ARK academies
- Ark Academy, Brent
- Burlington Danes Academy, Hammersmith and Fulham
- Charter Academy, Portsmouth
- Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton
- Globe Academy, Southwark
- St Alban's Academy Birmingham
- Walworth Academy, Southwark
- Absolute Return for Kids
- List of schools in London