Category Archives: principal

Head of Ofsted Praises Bower Park

I recently received a letter of commendation from Amanda Spielman, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted, congratulating the Academy for coming out of Special Measures when we were inspected back in March 2018.  It is gratifying that the head of the government’s inspection service has recognised the huge amount of hard work involved in rapidly improving […]

DoE Success for BPA Students

Congratulations to the Duke of Edinburgh Award students for completing their expedition over the weekend.  Walking and carrying their kit in that heat is a real achievement.  A special thank you to Mrs Walsh, Ms Lesage and all the staff who helped out.  Giving up your weekend to help is much appreciated.  Mrs Walsh, the lead […]

Bower Park County Athletics Success

On Saturday, 9th June 2018, Bower Park had two Year 9 girls representing Havering in the Essex county athletics championships.   Tayllah Barton-Conde took part in the long jump and Baillie Nesbitt ran in the 300 metres.  Both athletes competed exceptionally well.  Baillie came second in her heat to qualify for the final, where she finished a […]

Bower Park Hosts Junior Badminton Festival

On Tuesday, 5th June, Bower Park hosted one of the Junior School Badminton Festivals being held across Havering.  The Bower Park badminton coach, Amanda Austin, gave the following feedback, ” Thank you very much for letting us host the primary badminton festival at Bower Park yesterday. Feedback was really great and the competition went down […]

Bower Park Girls in District Football Final

On Tuesday, 7th May, our Under 14 girls played against Frances Bardsley Academy in the Havering borough cup final at Aveley Football Club. It was a very entertaining game, with Bower Park dominating for large portions. Bower was by far the better team in the first half, but didn’t created many clear-cut chances and didn’t […]

Bower Park – East of England Champions!!

On Tuesday, 7th May, our Under 15 boys and girls became East of England handball champions. We were representing Essex and travelled to Cambridge to take on the best schools from the region. Both teams qualified for the finals, with the boys winning four out of five group games and the girls winning all five of […]

Bower Park Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Success

Over the bank holiday weekend, students from Years 9 and 10 went on their first practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award.  As I’m sure you are all aware, the weather was blisteringly hot, and the students performed incredibly well and did the school proud! The students walked between six and eight hours […]

Bower’s High Flyers

On Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd May 2018 Bower Park held its annual High Flyers gymnastics and dance display. Students from Bower Park were joined by dancers from the Kings Dance Academy, Oasis Academy Pinewood Primary and Clockhouse Primary schools.  The event included a wide range of dances including ballet, Irish and modern dance.  The […]