A Level / BTEC Results Day

A-Level and BTEC Results Day 2018 will be published Thursday 16th August

School will open from 10am-2pm for students to pick up their results in person. 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide grades to friends or family members so transcripts will remain in school until students are able to come and collect them.

Preparation for Results Day

Students should ensure that contact details are up to date on UCAS as universities may need to contact them.Students should check their UCAS (track) account from 8am on the morning of Thursday 16th.  If they are holding conditional offers they will be able to see whether or not they have been accepted into their chosen university.

Clearing and Adjustment

Where students feel that their current offer is not the right one for them or they do not meet its conditions they can elect to go into Clearing.  Clearing places tend to fill up very quickly on results day so students should check the availability of courses in advance.  Staff will be on hand to support conversations with universities on results day.

Where students have done better than anticipated they can go through Adjustment.  This means that they can hold their firm offer while searching, through Clearing, for a more competitive course.  Again, it is essential that students research the availability of courses in advance.  Students can search for courses here: https://www.ucas.com/clearing-launch

Apprenticeships and Employment

We are on hand throughout the summer to support those students who have decided to go on to an apprenticeship or into employment.  If you would like to book an appointment with our destinations manager please email s.rout@arkputneyacademy.org

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018-2019

PDF iconArk Putney Admission Policy 2019-20

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. Year 7 induction days for are Thursday 28 June and Tuesday 3 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

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

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  1 March 2018 19 April 2018

‘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.