Ark Putney Academy

Wandsworth, United Kingdom

Location: Wandsworth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Ark Putney Academy

Ark Putney Academy is a mixed secondary school with sixth form in Putney, south-west London. The school has recently undergone a refurbishment and now boasts exceptional indoor and outdoor sports facilities, plus an arts centre, spacious classrooms and specialist teaching rooms.


Alison Downey

Values and vision

At Ark Putney we have a holistic view of educating young people. Our mission statement is;

Preparing every student to be a pillar of any community

By this we mean that we are focusing on developing students to be the very best they can be in all aspects of their lives  not only through academic progress but also by developing the soft skills that will enable students to be successful in the world such as good manners and the ability to speak confidently combined with the desire to participate through sport, the arts and contributing to charity and community projects.

This can be illustrated by our core purpose, which is to provide students with:

  • An appreciation and curiosity for life and learning
  • The courage and ambition  to unlock and fulfil their potential
  • A desire to contribute to society in a positive way
  • A sense of self –awareness, combined with the integrity  to be compassionate towards others

The main drivers for this are our Six Pillars as listed below. These permeate academy life and can be seen in everything that we do, think and say at APA. They are also a focus of our assemblies, reflections and tutorial activities. They help to guide us in how we behave, what we do and what kind of people we want to be:

  • Effort
  • Team work
  • Community
  • Enthusiasm
  • Commitment
  • Independence

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 read here.

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Address: Pullman Gardens, Putney, London, SW15 3DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 788 3421
What people say about us

You simply can’t fault the support you receive at APA. Staff will always make time to help you, I can’t speak for everyone but my mentor goes above and beyond in ensuring my training year goes as smoothly as possible and is someone I can always count on."

- Duncan, Head of Year, Ark Putney