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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



Ofsted and Performance Data

In March 2017, Ofsted rated the academy as good in every category and highlighted our students’ progress and achievement at GCSE and in sixth form. The full report can be downloaded below.



Ark Putney has a history of improving results over the last three years with great outcomes for students and an impressive list of destinations for our sixth form. Please see below for the headlines of our most recent official results and destinations data.

GCSE Results 2019

58% achieved a 4+ in English and Maths

Attainment 8 score of 4.4

Progress 8 score of +0.1

GCSE Ebacc 9-4: 26%

22 students’ entries awarded coveted grade 9

Sixth Form Results 2019

80% of entries graded A*-C

Average grade: C+

Exceeded national expectations by 0.27 grades

Top 25% of Sixth Forms nationally for progress - third year running

Sixth Form Retention: 78%

GCSE retake success: English N/A, Maths 50%

GCSE Results 2018

65% of students received 9-4 in English & Maths 

95 % gained 9-4 in English

Attainment 8 score of 4.8 (students av. grade across subjects)

The school was in the top 20% nationally for student progress

Progress 8 score of 4.9 

Sixth form results 2018

78% of entries were graded A*-C

Students exceeded national expectations by 0.72 grades

The sixth form was in the TOP 10% nationally for student progress

Additional Results Information 2018:

GCSE: English Baccalaureate (9-4/A-C) 29% 


Destination Data:

Student Higher Education Destinations for 2019:

1 Oxbridge student at KS5

43% of students at KS5 progress onto Oxbridge, Russel Group, Top third Universities or Top 100 employers

Number of successful applications to competitive degree/higher apprenticeship programmes doubled

100% known destinations for KS4 & KS5 students 

Student Higher Education destinations for 2018:

98% of students went into education or employment

80% of Students went into Higher Education institutions

50% of these went to top third universities.

Student Higher Education destinations for 2017:

100% of students went into education or employment

88% of Students went into Higher Education institutions

63% went to Russell or 1994 group universities.

Student HE destinations for 2016:

81% of students went into education or employment

59% of Students went into Higher Education institutions

30% went to Russell or 1994 group universities.

Attendance and Exclusions Data 2019

Attendance: 95.9%

Fixed term exclusions: 7.4%

Attendance and Exclusions Data 2018

Whole school attendance is 95.8%

Fixed Term Exclusions 8.7% with one exclusion plus