Principal Welcome

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Ark Swift is a vibrant school in the heart of White City, serving a wonderfully diverse local community, and we pride ourselves on our supportive and inclusive ethos which reflects our school’s values. It is our aim that every child leaves Ark Swift as a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner, with strong personal aspirations and determination to succeed.

Our children are at the heart of all we do and our staff team work incredibly hard to help every child achieve the highest standards that they can during their time with us. We want our children to do their very best so that they are well prepared for the next stage in their education, ready to face their secondary school and the rapidly-changing world beyond.

Mr Daniel Upfield, Executive Principal, Ark Swift Primary Academy


Our Values

At Ark Swift we do everything 'The Swift Way' - six values that underpin how we behave and how we act towards each other in everything we do. These values are displayed in our school and are shared in both assemblies and classrooms. Being at Swift, means you are part of the Swift family. By doing it 'the Swift Way' we aspire to be the best we can be and create an environment where we can all excel and enjoy.

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We are generous with our time and talents to encourage and help others.

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Hard Work

We will try our best at all that we do. Every day we work hard to achieve our goals.

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We build trust through transparency and honesty.

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We ensure we enjoy learning and celebrate our achievements.

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We never give up, even when things seem hard.

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High expectations

We have the highest standards in all that we do.

We want to build an exciting future for your child.

We are proud to say that students from our local community who attended a nearby Ark Sixth Form secured places into some of the UK’s best Universities this summer:
  • Oxford University
  • University of Durham
  • Kings College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Bristol University 
  • Imperial College London

Our new school building and facilities

Our school is soon to undergo a multi-million pound investment to provide our pupils with a high quality building with access to some incredible new facilities:

- Rooftop sports pitch
- Edible garden
- Running track
- Martial arts studio
- Climbing wall
- Four-court sports hall
- Drama studio

Our new primary school building is set to be ready for when your child would be halfway through Year 1.

Pupils will move straight from the existing building into their brand-new classrooms.

Key Messages

We’re proud to offer a fantastic music programme, where our pupils play the ukelele, sing together and have the chance to learn how to play the violin from our classically-trained violin teacher.


As part of the Ark network, every student in Year 3 and above receives a free Chromebook and has access to a broad range of extra-curricular materials to allow learning to continue at home.

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From cricket to reading, art to basketball, tennis to cooking, we offer a range of free after-school activities for pupils at the school to help them develop their skills and interests outside of the normal school day.

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A teacher affects a pupil's achievement more than any other factor.  We invest in recruiting and training the very best teachers and support staff. As part of Ark Schools, they access sector-leading training and expertise from across the network.

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