Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

New Student Leaders at Bower Park

Throughout this week the Academy has been selecting the new Head Boy and Head Girl.  The process was delayed due to all the changes made to the new House structure at the end of the year.  There were twelve candidates in all who were required to write a letter of application, make a presentation to […]

Year 11 Award Winners

On Wednesday 4th October, four students from the class of 2017 attended the PiXL Awards in recognition of their excellent progress in this summer’s exams.  These are national awards designed to recognise the excellent achievement of students in their GCSEs.  Mr Wookey attended as the Head of Year 11, and I would like to thank […]

Brilliant Club Scholars Shine at Oxford University

Yesterday our Brilliant Club scholars, Mr Erisen and Mrs Porter travelled to Wadham College at Oxford University so that they could receive their graduation certificates.  The Brilliant Club aims to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire to go to top universities.    The students took part in 6 tutorials with a PHD expert in the topic they […]

Amazing BPA Jack Petchey Award Winners

On Tuesday 19th September I had the pleasure of attending the annual Jack Petchey Awards ceremony at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch.  Sir Jack was a local boy from very humble beginnings who became a very successful entrepreneur.  His catch phrase is, “If you believe you can, you can.”.  He demonstrated this in his own […]

Exam results 2017 – Congratulations to the class of 2017

We were very pleased to see improved examination results this year.  The three core subjects (English, Maths and Science) have all achieved improved results compared to 2016.  This is especially pleasing for Maths and Science, which were identified as areas of weakness at the December 2016 inspection.  For Science there was a 31% improvement in […]

Superb Summer School at Bower Park

Monday 31st July saw the start of Bower Park’s week long Summer School for the new Year 7 students.  Over 50 children have been attending and taking part in lots of fun activities such as dance, drama, science, sports, camping skills, numeracy and literacy.  I visited on Thursday 3rd August and everyone was having great fun […]

Bower Spelling Bee Triumph

On Friday 14th July a team of Year 7 students took part in the Havering Spelling Bee competition at Hall Mead School.  Our students did brilliantly, and Arantxa Williams was the overall winner of the competition.  Congratulations to Arantxa for winning, and well done to all the students who took part – we are very proud […]

Bower Park Year 7 STEM Superstars!

On Thursday 13th July, 10 Year 7 students took part in the Aim Higher STEM Challenge at Havering Sixth Form College.  Our team was competing against three other schools; Albany, Emerson Park and Brittons.  The competition focused on using maths, science and technological skills to solve various problems and score points in doing so. Bower […]

Ex-Bower Student Becomes World Champion!!

Congratulations to Charlotte Archer-Gay, who has become world champion in the Transplant World Badminton Championships for the doubles and runner-up in the singles.  Charlotte left the Academy last year.  We are very proud of you, Charlotte – you are an inspiration to our current students.

Bower’s Brilliant Bowerstock!

Thank you to all the members of our local community who came along on Thursday 6th July to make our first Bowerstock such a great success.  The attendance was phenomenal – way beyond what we expected.  The evening was organised to help raise funds to renovate the South Hall.  We need approximately £25,000, and last […]