The academy believes that pupils' enjoyment, academic success and future opportunities depend upon them being highly literate and numerate. The academy has a range of consistent expectations that pupils meet every day:
High standards (tracking and focusing on the person who is speaking; using full sentences and Standard English at all times).
Mastery (expanding vocabulary and weekly spelling tests; Ark's Mathematics Mastery ensures pupils have a deep understanding of mathematical concepts).
Practice (daily Maths Meetings with brisk, fun activities and songs; practising number facts, tables, time, capacity, shape and place value; reading for pleasure every day).