Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

Congratulations to the U13 Boys Handball team!

Congratulations to the Under 13 Boys’ Handball Team – Havering champions 2018!!

Lest We Forget – Bower Park Remembrance Service 2018

On Friday, 9th November, 2018, the Bower Park community came together to show our respect for all those who gave their lives fighting in the First World War and all conflicts since then.  This is a special year, given that Great War ended one hundred years ago in 1918, at the eleventh hour of the […]

More Taekwondo Success for Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith attended the British Taekwondo Championships in Birmingham on Sunday 4th November 2018, and again did amazingly well. He won Gold in Patterns, Gold in Strike Power, Silver in Team Patterns and Silver Team Sparring. Another great day for Harrison! Well done Harrison; we are very proud of you.

Bower Triumphant in the Battle of the Bands!

On Friday, 12th October, Bower Park’s very own rock group, The Bower Park Band Project, took part in ‘Last Band Standing: Havering’s Battle of the Bands’, competing against seven others at the Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch.  They began playing together two years ago, and have been practising and rehearsing every Tuesday after school ever […]

The Lockers Have Arrived

The lockers that we ordered last term have finally arrived and are available for students to use.  Apologies for the long delay; we were promised them in July!! If you have already paid the £5 termly fee, your child can claim their locker.  They will need a padlock, but only a bar with a 6mm […]

Harrison Smith Excels in Taekwondo

On Sunday, 7th October, Harrison Smith (Year 10) was competing in the South East Taekwondo Championships.  It was another great day for him, building on his huge success during the summer holidays.  Harrison won a bronze medal in patterns, gold in sparring, gold in tag team sparring and was named Grand Champion in power test.  To top […]

Excellent Open Morning at Bower Park

Thank you to all the prospective parents, carers and their children who attended Bower Park Academy’s Open Morning on Saturday 29th September. We had over three hundred families visit the school throughout the morning. There was an incredibly positive atmosphere around the school, and the feedback we have received has been amazing. It’s very clear […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their GCSE Results

Many congratulations to the Class of 2018 for the many successes in their GCSE results.  Broadly, our results were very similar to the 2017 results, which were a major improvement on the year before. I am very pleased with the results overall, given the turbulence that some students experienced in their learning during earlier years […]

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 […]

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