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


Welcome to Sixth Form

Welcome To Ark Putney Sixth Form

Dear students and parents,

I am delighted to welcome you to Ark Putney Academy Sixth Form.  We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school-based sixth form which is devoted to helping every student achieve their potential and supporting them into their chosen university or career.  We are equally proud of our track record with Oxbridge and Russell Group applications as we are of consistently beating our target grades in vocational qualifications.

Our sixth form students are in small classes where they get great teaching and intensive one-on-one support from highly skilled teachers.  Our teachers know their students’ strengths and weaknesses and painstakingly plan, prepare and make themselves available to meet students’ needs. As a result we are in the top 10% nationally for student progress.

We give every one of our sixth form students the opportunity to broaden their horizons with topical speakers and extra-curricular activities.  All students develop their own project and take part in structured debate, discussion and presentations. Each student is also a leader and a role model and we expect each of our students to do something significant to make a difference to the life of the school or the wider community.

We hold open days throughout the year.  Please go to www.arkputney.org for more details.

I look forward to meeting you.

Jess Southcott, Head of Sixth Form


If you think you may be interested in joining Ark Putney Sixth Form please don't hesitate to get in touch! You can contact our Head of Sixth Form on j.southcott@arkputneyacademy.org


Download our sixth form prospectus here.