ARK Atwood Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Laura Thomson ( / 020 7266 7070)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kerisha Devonish (  / 020 7266 7070)

Keeping Children Safe in Education (January 2021 Update): 


Copies of our Visitor Notice are available on arrival at our school. This provides information about what to do if you have any concerns and procedures in the event of an evacuation.

Visitor Notice: Ark Atwood Visitor Notice.pdf


Polices and Procedures

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2022-23.pdf

Positive Mental Health Policy Ark Atwood Academy.pdf

Managing Allegations against Staff.pdf

180416 MobilePhonesCamerasPolicy.pdf

Download our anti bullying charter.

Download our anti bullying policy.

Recruitment & Appointment Policy.pdf



E-Safety assemblies take place at the start of the academic year and are part of the Computing Curriculum. E-Safety messages for parents are frequently shared in the Atwood newsletter.

Ark Atwood E-Safety Policy.pdf





Privacy Notice - Parents & Carers.pdf

Privacy Notice - Pupils under 12.pdf

ICT Acceptable Use Agreement.pdf

Data Protection & Freedom of Information (2021-2024).pdf



Health and Safety Policy.pdf