We're really pleased that you are interested in applying to Ark Putney Academy, we are a local community school and welcome boys and girls aged 11-18.

For more information about our school please have a look at our Lower School Prospectus. We'd love to meet you and show you what we have to offer, until that is possible please take a look at our virtual tour and our introduction from our Principal, Ms Downey.

If you need any help or support in accepting your offer or making an appeal then please feel free to contact usTo accept your place you must go through Wandsworth Council, or from the borough in which you live e.g. Merton or direct through www.eadmissions.org.uk.

You do not need to sit the Wandsworth Test to apply to Ark Putney Academy.​

Although the closing deadline for admissions is October Half Term, please feel free to contact f.lotter@arkputneyacademy.org at any point throughout the year to arrange an appointment as a precursor for casual admissions.

This is our admissions policy:

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2023-24 FINAL.pdf

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2022-23 FINAL.pdf

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2021-22 FINAL.pdf

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2020-21.pdf

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2020-21.pdf

Ark Putney Admission Policy 2019-20.pdf

What happens next

Once you accept a place at Ark Putney we aim to give your child the best start to life at our school. 

We have a few steps to help make this happen:

  • Your child will have an individual meeting with a Head of Year. 
  • The assistant principal and special educational needs co-ordinator will visit the child's primary school to talk to teachers who already know the child well.
  • To complement the academic data provided by primary schools every new student will sit Cognitive Ability Tests along with reading and comprehension tests to give us a detailed understanding of each student’s learning needs.
  • Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinator leads a specialised induction programme for students who do not have English as their first language.
  • We provide a full induction programme for all new students to help smooth their entry to the academy community. 
  • Every parent will receive three reports per year along with parent and teacher meetings to help maintain a close relationship between home and the academy.

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Due to the Covid-19 situation it will clearly not be possible to hold panel hearings in the usual way this year. The deprtment for education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with, it being preferable that appeals are heard before the beginning of the Autumn Term. All appellants will therefore be contacted with information about the exact process, which will be the same for all Ark schools. The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by June 3rd 2021.

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2023 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

Appeals panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the independent appeal panel clerk.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.

In Year Admissions

Applications made to any year group outside the main admissions round (In-Year admissions) should be made directly to Wandsworth Education Authority. 

If you wish to apply for a place, please complete the application form 

If a place is refused the child will be added to the waiting list, the position on the waiting list will be determined according to the oversubscription criteria in the School’s Admissions Policy. 

If refused a place, the parent/carer has the right to appeal the decision. If you wish to appeal, please click here for the appeal form

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by the independent appeal panel clerk.