Deadline for accepting Secondary offers - 15th March

Wandsworth sent out their offer letters to arrive on 1st March, if you applied online you should have also received an email confirming your place.

Congratulations to all those who recieved a place at Ark Putney, we can't wait to meet you!

All secondary offers must be accepted through the Borough of Wandsworth, if you applied online you can do so through the eadmissions website: https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

If you missed out on a place at Ark Putney, never fear! We still have places available on our waiting list, please visit our admissions page to find out about your next steps and starting the appeals process.

If you weren't able to attend our open events or perhaps just need a reminder we would be happy to offer you a tour of the school just telelphone us on 0208 788 3421 or email our Vice Principal Jackie White on j.white@arkputneyacademy.org.

If you would like any help or require more information please email Jackie White.

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 Prospectus. We'd love to meet you and show you what we have to offer, our Open Events are finished for September 2017 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 2017 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 Academy Admissions Policy 2016-2017

Ark Putney Academy Admissions Policy 2017-2018

PDF iconArk Putney Academy Admissions Policy 2018-2019

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 House.
  • 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. Year 7 induction days are in July.
  • 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

September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2017 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  1 March 2017 19 April 2017
    after 19 April 2017  (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

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

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

If you wish to appeal for a place in year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form. Please contact admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.