Y8 Parents Evening
DATE CHANGE: Please note that the date for the Y8 Parents’ Evening has been moved from from Wednesday 13th February to Thursday 7th March 16:00 - 19:00.
Change to Autumn half term holiday 2019
From next academic (starting September 2019) APA will move to a two week October half term holiday. Please be assured there will be no loss to teaching time as we would return to school straight after the August bank holiday and break up one day later for Christmas. To view the new dates please click here
Mental Health Student Conference
Stem 4 - 2018 Student Conference
Last week we welcomed Stem 4 to Ark Putney. Stem 4 are a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. With 1 in 10 young people aged between 5-16 experiencing some form of diagnosable mental health disorder - the purpose of the conference was to inform students about how good mental health can be achieved and to challenge any pre-conceived ideas they previously had.
Joined by other local schools, our Year 9 students kick started the conversation on how to help those around them that may be struggling with their mental health. They put forward some excellent ideas and began to build a campaign based concepts such as ‘Live in a world of positivity – remember you are good enough’. We were also treated to a rap by APA student Alexandre Gallimore – sending the message out through all mediums.
APA Principal Ms. Downey says ‘Mental health is a priority at APA. We focus on ways in which students can help themselves and their peers to handle the challenges that life has in store with the aim to have a balanced, meaningful and enjoyable life’.