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




First Story Book Launch!

APA proudly run 'Our First Story' programme - a creative-writing workshops led by writer-in-residence Juno Dawson.


This year we proudly launch Blood & Spit Samples - an anthology of new writing by the First Story students at Ark Putney Academy. 

The artwork was designed by one of our Year 10 students, Sinead Brown.

First Story believes there is dignity and power in every person’s story, and here you’ll find young people expressing themselves in their own unique voices.

Our APA contributors are:


Abdullah Elreedy

Maicha Gilbert

Maia Almeida Goodwin

Thessica Lohan

Holly Middleton

Kaspar Ormison

Tommy Rebok

Victoria Rebok

Nicolette Zaire-Beroud

Luca Schmetzer

Ayla Stone-Kilborne

Adala Fareeha Taibek

Taylor Vaughans


The book launch will take pace on the 27th June 2018 at 17:00pm in the Drama Theatre and parents are encouraged to come along and see what we have achieved!