There have recently been a number of measles cases in the local area. If you do not know your vaccination status please seek advice from your GP as soon as possible.

6 December 2019


Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.


We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 


However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.


I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.


Thank you for your support.


Kind regards


Alison Downey




Getting to us


Ark Putney Academy is easily accesible from many different areas of South London and further afield. We are 20 minutes from Waterloo by train from Putney mainline station. We are also a short walk or bus journey from East Putney station which is on the District line. We are also accessible via a number of bus routes. Take a look at our transport map below to see how easy it is to get to us!

If your child is new to the school or not used to using public transport alone, have no fear! - Our designated Public Transport Travel Ambassadors are posted at a number of main locations to help other students on their journey to and from school.