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A Warm Hello and Welcome
Ark Schools & Ark Victoria Academy

A special video message for you from our CEO  to all members of the Ark Schools 

Dear Ark Schools,

I am writing to express our utmost gratitude for the opportunity to work with Ark Victoria Academy, representing The Ark Schools, as their NTP (National Tutoring Programme) provider. It has been a pleasure collaborating with a school that shares our unwavering commitment to the six pillars that both The Purple Ruler and your trust hold dear: high expectations, excellent teaching, knowing every child, depth of breadth, exemplary behaviour, and always learning.


At The Purple Ruler, we firmly believe in the transformative power of learning in the lives of students. We share a relentless optimism and an unwavering commitment to nurturing the talents of every young person. It is our firm belief that by fostering an environment where students can strive for success, we empower them to realize their full potential.

Additionally, we highly value the concept of working within a family of schools. We believe that schools truly reach their utmost potential when they collaborate, share expertise, and exchange best practices. By fostering a culture of collaboration, we create an environment where schools can learn from one another and collectively elevate the quality of education for all students.

We are honored to be part of The Ark Schools and Ark Victoria Academy's journey in providing the very best education for your students. Together, we will continue to champion high expectations, excellent teaching, knowing every child, depth of breadth, exemplary behavior, and a commitment to always learning. By sharing our expertise and collaborating, we will make a lasting impact on the lives of students, inspiring them to reach new heights of achievement and success.

Thank you once again for the privilege of working with Ark Victoria Academy and The Ark Schools. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we continue to work together in our shared pursuit of educational excellence.

Our Guarantee: 

 - Price: We are reducing costs year-on-year to ensure that tuition at your schools will be a mainstay well beyond the existence NTP subsidies. 

- Security:  We have the highest possible Data Protection and Safeguarding Standards

- Results: We are able to provide tangible results backed up by strong data. 

- Service: We do not add additional burdens to your staff. We will handle all administrative work from scheduling to data and financial reporting.

- Quality:  Provide you with skilled teachers matched specifically to your student's needs, providing bespoke learning plans and flexibly adapting them as the develop a strong student-tutor relationship. 

Tutoring is here to stay. Our goal is to make sure that state-funded schools can access it so that we don't live in a world where only the rich can afford it, further entrenching the barriers to upward social mobility that were present before the pandemic and have become wildly exacerbated by it.


Let's work together to make sure that we live in a democracy of opportunity. 

Daniel Demarmels 


A Letter to all Schools at Ark Schools 

The Ark Victoria Academy Story 

Andy Brown

Ark Victoria Academy

When we first met Andy in November 2022, it was clear from the outset that his expectations were extremely high, and his choice of tuition provider would be based on a checklist of very high standards and requirements.


Andy wished to support some Y11 pupils with the core subjects, so to illustrate what we can provide, we arranged a free trial session to help Andy understand what Purple Ruler does that other tuition providers don't. The trial went very well, despite Andy later admitting that he made the brief for the demonstration lesson particularly difficult, to test what we could provide! Andy was quite taken aback at the high standard of both our tutor and the lesson content. The pupils enjoyed the session and it was agreed that we would have the opportunity to support them with bespoke, engaging online lessons.


Courses started at Ark Victoria in January 2023, and we have enjoyed the collaboration enormously. Andy demands very high standards. That's something that he and Purple Ruler share.

Discounts for Scale

Can be applied for tuition across all 39  Ark Schools Trust. 

Purple Ruler Toolkit for Ark Victoria Academy

We have created tools to help our partners schools. Please find the below. Recommend a school to us and we will do the same for them

3 Ways to Start


Book a Consultation 

We will introduce our principal and our service team and answer any questions


Book a Free Trial Lesson 

Or you can try us out for free, and book as many demo lessons as you wish  


Directly Onboard Your Students 

Or, if time is of the essence, you can directly enroll a group of students below 

3 Free Lessons For Ark Schools  Students for the Summer

We will reach out directly to parents that are interested to organise lessons. Express your interest and we will send you an email collection form. 

Online Education

Our Clients Say

“"Purple Ruler has transformed my opinion from last year, of NTP online tuition being a waste of time and money, to being one of definite benefit to our students. By the second week of the sessions, and everyone had settled into it, our students were giving me very positive feedback on the quality and enjoyment of their lessons and their tutors, and that has continued."."

Carolyn Daniels, Pupil Premium Lead, Enrich Learning Trust 

Review Meetings 

2 Weeks into our collaboration with schools we hold a review meeting, here is what our partner schools are saying in those meetings.

Whickham School

Tuition, Rewards & Trip Coordinator explaining how he feels Purple Ruler is being received in his school. 

Tennyson Road

Head Teacher Jo Quince talking about her experience with Purple Ruler and the feedback from her teachers about us. 

Cardinal Hulme

Deputy Head Teacher Chris Jones Talking About Observations of His Students Studying with Purple Ruler. 

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