ACTIVITIES WEEK 18th - 22nd July
18th and 19th Trips – note to sign up on wise pay
20th House Battle and APA has talent
21st Sport Day at Barn Elms
22nd Final day of term – 12.15 dismissal
There are no scheduled lesssons this week with the exception of Friday AM 22nd July, P1 and 2. All students will be involved in Activies Week including Year 12 as part of the APA Character Development Programme. Most of these events will be taking place off site and all details have been forwarded to parents and students.
Welcome from Our Principal, Ms Alison Downey
Welcome to Ark Putney Academy!
Here at APA, we are proud to be a “non-selective” school for students aged 11-18. We believe that inclusion and equality breed success. We don’t think it’s accurate or fair to define a ten year old student’s future potential with a standardised exam, so we don’t select our students on that basis.
Rather, we believe that all students will thrive in an open, inclusive school environment. APA’s faith in its inclusive ethos, in its superb teaching staff and in its excellent school facilities, has delivered A level results well above the national average for the last 3 years, placing us in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress.
But APA is not just about exams. Our broad curriculum - accessing creative areas like DT, music, art and drama as well as the core subjects - offers all our students the chance to develop the strong character and key soft skills and knowledge they will need to succeed on whichever life path they choose.
So, please come along to our open day events, watch the school tour videos on this site and see for yourselves the excellent staff and facilities which make APA a truly exceptional place to learn.”
Ark Putney Virtual Tour
Information For Parents - Mental Health
Mental Health Information
Parents Helpline and Webchat
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
0800 028 8000
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you call, you'll speak to a professional in your local NHS mental health service.
They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed.
Calls to NHS urgent mental health helplines are free.
Young Minds text line
If you are a young person struggling to cope, text YM to 85258 for free, 24/7 support.
Whatever you are going through, if it matters to you, it matters to us.
Calm Harm app
The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe. When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade. Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change. Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it. https://calmharm.co.uk/
Financial Help and Support
If you need Food Bank Vouchers please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a referral -Term Time only
NSPCC Helpline: 0800 136 663. This Helpline is free and anonymous and will be open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am-6pm.