Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

The Class of 2019 – The Best Exam Results Ever for BPA

On Thursday, 22nd August, the class of 2019 came to the Academy to collect their results.  It has proven to be a highly successful year, with this year’s examination results being the best in the school’s history and showing a significant improvement on the 2018 results. The percentage of students achieving grade 5 or above […]

Under-13 Girls into the National Handball Finals!

On Monday, 13th May, our Under-13 girls became Eastern regional handball champions and qualified for the national finals in Derby, along with our Under-15 girls. The team lost their very first group match 5-4, but then won the next four matches to top their group and qualify for the final. After going 1-0 up early in the final, our girls […]

Havering Girls 7-a-side Football Champions

On Wednesday, 1st May, Bower Park Academy hosted the finals of the Havering Girls’ 7-a-side football competition. Two of our three teams reached the finals in the Year 7 and Under-14 age categories. There were two tournaments held, one in November and the other in March, to determine the finalists. Year 7 breezed through to […]

Year 8 Stars of the Class – Week 2

This was the second week where we asked teachers to award three ‘Stars of the Class’ at the end of each lesson.  Year 8 students have responded really well and stepped up to the mark in terms of their positive attitude to learning.  Some students have earned multiple awards over the course of the week.  […]

Amazing Girls’ Handball Success (Again!!)

On Tuesday, 2nd April, our Under 15 girls’ handball team became London champions. They were in extremely fine form, winning every game and beating Chadwell Heath 8-2 in the final – a team which has beaten us three times in the past. The Under 13 girls were also very successful as they battled their way to the final. Unfortunately, Gracie […]

Year 8 Stars of the Class

Bower Park has recently launched a rewards programme for Year 8 students.  Teachers have been asked to stop their lessons a few minutes early in order to nominate 3 ‘Stars of the Class’ for that period.  These awards have been given every lesson of every day since Monday, 25th March – that’s over 600 awards!  As […]

More Success for Harrison!!

Bower Park’s Harrison Smith took part in the English Tae Kwondo Championships on Sunday, 24th March, 2019. I am so proud to tell you that he won silver in patterns, gold in sparring and gold in tag team sparring. This is a huge achievement for Harrison, as this is the first gold for sparring in a […]

More Cricket Success for BPA Girls

Bower Parks’s Under 13 Girls’ cricket team has qualified for the Essex finals by beating New Hall School and Colchester County High School for Girls. Both matches were very close, and each was won in the final over. The girls played in a very disciplined manner and stayed calm under massive pressure. We now look […]

BPA Students Striving for Excellence in Sport

Bower Park has had two incredible successes in sport over the past week. Harrison Smith competed at the Midlands Tae Kwondo Championships in Kettering, and won gold in patterns, silver in sparring and gold in power strike. Tayllah Barton-Conde competed in the 200 metres at the Essex County and Eastern Regional amateur athletics championships at […]

BPA Enters Royal Horticultural Society Competition

On Wednesday, 12th December, a team of students from Bower Park, accompanied by Ms Davis and Mr Braithwaite, visited RHS Hyde Hall to present their ideas for school garden designs, as part of the Green Plan It Challenge. Students had to set up their stand, comprising their models and research, and present it to a […]

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