Strike Action - Tuesday 5th July
As you may be aware the NUT (National Union of Teachers) are preparing for strike action on Tuesday 5 May. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts this will affect Ark Putney Academy.
All students will be expected to attend school for normal lessons and exams with the following exceptions:
Year 8: There will be no lessons/school on Tuesday
Year 9: Students will have a late start arriving for break at 10.50am to start their exams.
As we are in the middle of exams it is really important that students outside of these year groups attend school.
Ms Alison Downey
UCAS information evening - Thursday 7th July
A reminder to all Year 12 parents that there is a Year 12 Parents UCAS Information Evening taking place on Thursday 7th July at 5:30pm. This will provide students, carers and families with important information regarding the UCAS application process, we hope to see as many of you there as possible.
Grand Opening Summer Event - Friday 8th July
We are holding a Grand Opening Ceremony and Party for our new building on Friday 8th July 2:30 - 5:30pm. All are welcome and we would love to see as many there as possible to help us celebrate. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or see here for more details.
Congratulations on your Oxbridge places Michael, Harry and Maan!
"I'm so Glad all the hard work paid off." Harry Jenkins
Ark Putney Academy extends a huge congratulations to Michael Young, Maan Al-Yasiri and Harry Jenkins for securing offers from Oxford and Cambridge, two of the most prestigious universities in the world. The boys all received offers after interviewing at their respective univiersities of choice. Michael said of his achievement "I'm so glad I applied! At first the process seemed so long and daunting but it's been so rewarding." Although there has been a lot of celebration, Maan remains aware of the ongoing effort needed to secure his place "I'm glad I got the offer but now I'm working to get the grades!"
Laura Brimacombe, head of Sixth Form commended the effort of all the Year 13 students "Maan, Harry and Michael's achievement is matched by some very positive signs from our university applications across the board. We are extremely excited about the results in the summer... As a new Sixth Form team we are very proud to have been able to raise the number of students progressing to the top universities in the world.”
Congratulations to all students in Year 13 who are applying to University. All students met the deadline this Thursday and have submitted their UCAS applications. 15 students have already received four or five offers from their five choices, they are:
Danial Ahmad, Samuel Bediako, Hayley Belgrave, Leanne Clark, Kamal Elghailani, Bouh Guirreh, Shannai Lyn, Rowland Mensah, Iqbal Miah, Leigh-Taylor Morgan, Hareem Naqvi, Gent Neziri, Mariam Riaz, Nicky Smajli and Michael Young.
Well done Year 13!