Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

Bower Triumph in London Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 25th April, Bower Park took part in the Mayor of London’s Count on Us Maths Challenge.  Bower Park was taking part in a competition with over 100 school from across the city.  In the first round we were competing against 15 other schools – many of the top schools from the eastern region. […]

Girls Soccer Success!!

Congratulations to the U14 Girls (Years 8 and 9) on winning the Havering 7 a-side tournament held at Bower Park Academy on Monday 23rd April.  Bower defeated Francis Bardsley Academy on penalties in the final.  Coach Stubbington said, “I have been waiting 10 years to win this trophy – I am so proud of the […]

Bower Handball Teams Triumph in Essex!!

On Tuesday 17th April, our  boys’ and girls’ handball teams took part in the Essex county tournament. The results were very impressive, with all four teams sweeping the board.  The results were as follows: Essex Schools’ Handball competition 17/4/18 Under 13 Girls and Boys: U13B Roding Valley     3       v        6       Notley High U13G Bromfords          5       v        […]

Further Sporting Excellence at BPA

The academy has achieved excellent success in handball and cricket this week. We finished fourth in the Under 13 girls’ and third in the Under 15 girls’ indoor cricket at the Essex County Championships. In the London Youth Games handball competition, the Under 15 boys came third, and the Under 13 girls were London champions.  Both are […]

Katie Presents at Charity Gala

Katie Braybrook from Year 10 recently spoke about her medical condition, and how this has affected her life and education, at a charity gala at the Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, in front of hundreds of guests.  Her speech was amazing. She received lots of praise and positive feedback. A member of the PTA from Eaton […]

Handball Success for the Under 13 Girls

This week, the Under 13 girls’ handball team competed in a home semi-final against Mayfield School from Dagenham.  This was a terrific performance, as the Bower Park girls dominated their counterparts from the beginning of the match. After an equally convincing win in the quarter-finals against Barking Abbey School, the girls continued their great form […]

Adverse Weather – Whether to Close or Open

This has been a very difficult week for Bower Park, with adverse weather affecting the school.  Whenever we make a decision to close (or open) we always get asked why that decision was made.  Effectively, there are three key factors that I need to take into account: Is the site safe for students and staff? […]

Under 15 Boys’ Handball Semi-Final Success

Bower Park Academy Under 15 Boys competed on 23rd February to secure a place in the London Youth Games handball final. The boys were successful in beating Chadwell Heath Academy 18-16 to quality for the finals for the first time in the school’s history. The team will now visit the Copper Box Arena on 27th […]

More Cricket Success for Bower Park Girls

On Wednesday, 21st February, the Under 13 girls won the regional indoor cricket competition. They won their first game by 27 runs and their second by 16 runs.  In the last game the girls beat Robert Clack School by 2 runs in a very exciting game. Although we didn’t bat as well as we can against Clack, our bowling pulled […]

Bower students visit Cambridge University to collect their degrees!!

On Wednesday 21st February,  Mrs Porter and Miss Martin took a group of Year 10 students to St Catherine’s College Cambridge – one of the prestigious colleges that form Cambridge University.   This was a day to celebrate their achievements and for them to “graduate” from the Scholars Programme run by the Brilliant Club.  All  our […]