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




Our mission statement is to 'prepare every student to be a pillar of any community'. Not only do we look to our pillar values to help develop characters, but we believe that our enrichment programme offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities that are designed to broaden and develop the mind and body of our students at Ark Putney Academy. Our enrichment programme includes the Ark Bandmanship Programme which offers up the opportunity for our Year 7 students to learn a musical instrument (voice, keyboard, drums, flute or guitar) for Free. Students are taught in small 'bands' to develop their collaborative muscial skills. This continues into Year 8 & 9 if students can demonstrate progress.

We offer regular opportunities to visit museums, exhibitions and theatres, as well as residential trips. At the end of each academic year we have a week of activities which includes our annual sports day and our Enterprise week for year 10 students. We also use various agencies to support our enrichment work and support students in gaining accreditation, such as Jack Petchey 'Speak Out', Fulham Football Club Charitable Trust and First Give.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in additional activities for:







A United Nations Club (along with other Ark schools)



Music both vocal and instrumental (including our choirs and orchestra)




The Academy holds competitive fixtures against other schools that take place after school in sports such as football, netball, basketball, table tennis, athletics, cricket and swimming. The Ark schools network will also provide opportunities to participate in the ARK schools’ annual chess and debating competitions and perform at the annual ARK music festival, which this year took place at the Barbican centre.

We also run a series of study support lessons for a range of subjects throughout each year, with targeted intervention strategies at key points in Years 10, 11 and sixth form.