Early closures for open evening on Monday 23rd September

9 September 2019

Dear parents/carers

Early closures for open evening on Monday 23rd September

On Monday 23 September we will be holding our Open Evening event.  To give staff an opportunity to prepare and get displays ready, we will be closing the school early on Friday 20 and Monday 23 September.

The school day will finish at 12.30pm on both days. 

Students will be encouraged to leave the site immediately, although there will be a full lunch offer available on both days.  Free school meals allowances will be available.

If your child has been selected to help at the Open Evening on Monday 23 September please ensure you have completed and returned the permission slip to the relevant department.  The evening will finish at 8.00pm.

Finally, all students now leave from Pullman Gardens as the exit is larger.  To respect local residents, if you are collecting students by car please arrange to meet them away from Pullman Gardens and Hayward Gardens as the roads are very narrow and becoming easily congested.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

With best wishes

Alison Downey

Principal

Admissions

We're really pleased that you are interested in applying to Ark Putney Academy, we are a local community school and welcome boys and girls aged 11-18.

For more information about our school please have a look at our Lower School Prospectus. We'd love to meet you and show you what we have to offer, our Open Events are finished for September 2019 entry. However, If you were unable to make any of our dates but still wish to have a look around please contact j.white@arkputneyacademy.org to make a personal appointment.

Offer letters for September 2019 entry should have arrived 1st March, if you need any help or support in accepting your offer or making an appeal then please feel free to contact us

To accept your place you must go through Wandsworth Council, or from the borough in which you live e.g. Merton or direct through www.eadmissions.org.uk.

You do not need to sit the Wandsworth Test to apply to Ark Putney Academy.​

Although the closing deadline for admissions was October Half Term, please feel free to contact j.white@arkputneyacademy.org at any point throughout the year to arrange an appointment as a precursor for casual admissions.

This is our admissions policy:

PDF iconArk Putney Admission Policy 2019-20

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2020-21.pdf

What happens next

Once you accept a place at Ark Putney we aim to give your child the best start to life at our school. 

We have a few steps to help make this happen:

  • Your child will have an individual meeting with a Head of Year. 
  • The assistant principal and special educational needs co-ordinator will visit the child's primary school to talk to teachers who already know the child well.
  • To complement the academic data provided by primary schools every new student will sit Cognitive Ability Tests along with reading and comprehension tests to give us a detailed understanding of each student’s learning needs.
  • Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinator leads a specialised induction programme for students who do not have English as their first language.
  • We provide a full induction programme for all new students to help smooth their entry to the academy community. 
  • Every parent will receive three reports per year along with parent and teacher meetings to help maintain a close relationship between home and the academy.

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

 

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  

 

Secondary Primary

 

Offer Date 

1 March 2019

16 April 2019

Deadline for lodging an appeal 

29 March 2019

20 May 2019

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

 

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please read this guidance about infant class size appeals , click here for the primary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.