Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

More Athletics Success for Bower

On Wednesday 13th December Bower Park experienced a great evening of athletics success by finishing 4th overall in Essex which is an incredible achievement. We finished behind Southend High, Coopers and Woodlands and ahead of Brentwood Ursuline and King John.  All of whom are very successful schools in sport. Again the stand put performance was […]

Katie Braybrook Gives an Impassioned Speech in St George’s Cathedral

On Tuesday, 12th December, Katie Braybrook from Year 10 gave an impassioned speech at a carol concert in Southwark.  It was a truly amazing experience for Katie to speak to an audience of over 300 people in the wonderful setting of St George’s Cathedral. She spoke confidently about her scoliosis and her desire to help […]

Bower Park Students Win Prestigious Places at Queen Mary University

We have just received a call from Queen Mary University to let us know that we have secured four places for Year 11 students (Christopher Do, Norbert Leks, Hallie Lopez and Yasin Usman) to attend ‘Experience Health Sciences’ week.  This is highly valuable work experience, which will help them secure careers in the health industry in the future. […]

Year 7 “en France”

On Friday, 1st December, a coach full of Year 7 students travelled to Lille in France to visit a waffle factory and the Christmas market.  They were very busy all day, conversing in French with the stallholders, and even sang ‘Jingle Bells’ in French in the street to entertain the locals. The Bower Park Pledge […]

More Athletics Success for Team Bower

On Wednesday, 29th November, the Academy teams experienced an amazing night of success in their semi-finals at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre .  The boys finished seventh, just missing out on the B final. However, the girls finished third, which means they have qualified for the A final on 13th December, and they had the harder semi-final too!  It is […]

Excellent Enterprise Day at Bower Park Academy

On Wednesday 29th November, Bower Park Academy held its first ever Enterprise day.  The purpose of the day was to help students develop their LORIC skills and attributes (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication).  These are vital skills for lifelong learning.  They are also the qualities that employers are looking for when making appointments.  By […]

Bower Park Sports Awards Evening 2017

It was a privilege and an honour to attend the Bower Park Sports Awards on Wednesday, 29th November.  This was an evening to celebrate the huge amount of success that the academy has achieved in sport over the past year.  As a relatively small secondary school, we punch well above our weight in terms of […]

LORIC in Action!

In September, the Academy introduced LORIC, which stands for Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.  These are the skills and attributes that will help students improve their learning and achievement.  They are also the skills and attributes which employers are looking for when appointing young people to jobs. Hence, through LORIC, we are giving our […]

Certificate Evening 2017

On Monday, 27th November, we welcomed back the class of 2017 for the GCSE Certificate Evening.  We celebrated the fact that the Class of 2017 achieved significantly better results compared with the previous year in terms of both attainment and progress. Each student was presented with their GCSE certificates, and we gave special awards for those students […]

Rewards Lunch with the Principal

On Wednesday 22nd November I held a rewards lunch with 20 fantastic students from Bower Park Academy.  They were selected by their houses for accumulating the most praise points during the first half term of the school year.  It reflects a great deal of hard work and commitment to their learning.  we tucked into pizza […]