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


A Level Results Day Record!

Ark Putney Academy is celebrating its outstanding A level results, as the number of students achieving top grades rose yet again.

A record 80% of A Level entries were A*-C grades - the highest percentage achieved in the history of the school.

Khalid Said who achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths and an A in Biology is set to take up a place studying Economics at UCL. “I am delighted with the results – the teaching and support from the school has really pushed me to exceed even my own expectations”.

Khalid Said off to study Economics at UCL

Student Mohammed Rajani, above, achieved A*A*A in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and is studying Chemistry at Oxford. “I am so excited to be going to Oxford – this is a long term dream realised – and I have my teachers at Ark Putney to thank for it, they have been amazing.”

Oxbridge student Mohammed Rajani

Maths, Biology and Chemistry student Kenneth Barba achieved an outstanding AAB grade and will also be taking up a place at another top 10 ranking university – studying Electronic Engineering at Kings College London. “My time here has been so valuable – the culture is so inclusive and has really helped my personal development”.

Ark Putney Academy also saw an increase in sixth formers winning places on highly competitive degree apprenticeship programmes. Business student Renni James achieved a D*DD and will join top contracting firm MACE as a Project Manager in September. “The careers programme at Ark Putney taught me to grab opportunities with both hands and how to really self myself and my capabilities. I knew the traditional Uni route wasn’t for me but thanks to Ark Putney I am on one of the most competitive degree apprenticeship programmes in the country”.

Renni James will join Mace in September

Ark Putney Academy are dedicated to adding value. Sports and Psychology student Hanaa Abdi averaged B grades at GCSE when she joined the sixth form in Year 12. She is now celebrating a D*DD result in her extended diploma - equivalent to A*AA at A Level. “It’s my dream to be successful in the field of Sports Psychology and to inspire young Muslim women. I want them to see that this is a lucrative and rewarding pathway”

Hanaa Abdi is one of the highest achieving students in her course

Principal Alison Downey, above, said: “It is with great pride that we announce another record year for our A Level results. The dedication and drive from our students’ and teachers’ has been second to none and we see that on results day, this has really paid off. It is our mission to prepare students for life after Ark Putney Academy, and in our sixth form we see high calibre students going on to top ranking universities and employers – all with incredibly bright futures ahead.


Take a look at some more snaps from the day below