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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

Principal

 

 

Ark Putney Academy GCSE Results

89% students of gained a C or above in maths and 76% achieved a C or above in English, while 76% of students gained A-C grades in both maths and English. ARK schools spend more time focussing on teaching core subjects such as maths and English.

Alison Downey, Principal at ARK Putney, said:

“This has been a remarkable week for ARK Putney Academy. The students and staff here have proven that, with hard work and high expectations, great improvements can be achieved in a relatively short period of time. As proud as we are of these results, we think this is only the beginning- our ambition is even higher for next year.”

Among ARK Putney’s strongest performers in their GCSEs, the following students did particularly well:

Daniel Ashitey passed 10 GCSEs with 4 A*s, 3 As, 4 Bs and a Distinction in BTEC Businesss Studies. Daniel said “It was an uphill battle moving up a year earlier onto my GCSE’s, but I’m really proud of my results – all the work paid off.”

Francini Nuernberg who passed 12 GCSEs including 3 A*s, 5 As, and 4 Bs including A*s in English Language, Art & Design and Spanish. Francini said: “I’m really happy, because I got an A in Maths and I thought I was only going to get a C!”

Bethany Lennox passes 12 GCSEs including 4 As and 7 Bs with As in English Maths and Art. Bethany said: “I’m really happy, I passed all of my subjects.”