School profile

Ark Putney Academy

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark Schools network in the London Borough of Wandsworth. We’re a mixed school with 950 students, ranging from year 7 through to our successful sixth form, which has 200 students and is renowned in the local area. Our student body is diverse and we celebrate all backgrounds and cultures. We have a strong ethos, results are excellent and every year we send large numbers of students to some of the best universities, including Oxbridge.

We adopt a holistic view to educating young people. Through our commitment to inclusion, equality and attainment, we prepare every student to be a pillar of any community.

In our November 2022 OFSTED inspection, we were rated ‘Good’ in every category with real strengths in teaching and learning, curriculum breadth and personal development.

About our school experience


We would love for you to join us to learn more about Ark Putney Academy and Ark Teacher Training. The day will include:

- A Tour of school
- An insight session into our teacher training programme by one our recruitment team
- Various lesson observation across year groups, with the chance to discuss afterwards
- Q & A with a current Ark Teacher Training trainee or ECT
- When possible, meet a teacher in your subject area
- A day to have your questions answered!

Start and finish times
09.00am to 13:00am - Flexible

Please contact Alex on the Ark Teacher Training recruitment team if you cannot attend the whole time in school.

You will observe a variety of sessions throughout the day so we encourage everyone to attend for the whole day where possible.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Ark Teacher Training (ATT) is a school-based programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. Because we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education, we work mainly in communities of lower income with a history of academic underachievement.

We are very proud to have just received our second ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in all categories! There are only a few ITTs in the UK that can say the same.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or Driving licence
    • Graduated by August 2024 and have the right to live/work in the UK
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
7 December 2023


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Pullman Gardens, Putney, London, SW15 3DG
Map showing Ark Putney Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is very limited at Ark Putney so we encourage you to look at public transport where possible but please let us know prior to the day if you do need to park.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Access needs policy

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Pullman Gardens, Putney, London, SW15 3DG
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish