Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

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 […]

Bower Park County Athletics Success

On Saturday, 9th June 2018, Bower Park had two Year 9 girls representing Havering in the Essex county athletics championships.   Tayllah Barton-Conde took part in the long jump and Baillie Nesbitt ran in the 300 metres.  Both athletes competed exceptionally well.  Baillie came second in her heat to qualify for the final, where she finished a […]

Bower Park Competes in the National Handball Finals

On the weekend of 9th and 10th June 2018, Bower Park Academy competed in the national handball finals at Worcester University Arena.  Bower Park was the only school in the country to have three teams qualify for the finals. The Under 15 boys fought hard in their six matches, winning two, drawing two and losing […]

Bower Park Hosts Junior Badminton Festival

On Tuesday, 5th June, Bower Park hosted one of the Junior School Badminton Festivals being held across Havering.  The Bower Park badminton coach, Amanda Austin, gave the following feedback, ” Thank you very much for letting us host the primary badminton festival at Bower Park yesterday. Feedback was really great and the competition went down […]

Bower Park’s Maths Geniuses are in a League of Their Own!

The maths department is immensely proud to share the fantastic news that our students have achieved excellent results in April’s national Junior Maths Challenge. The Junior Maths Challenge is a problem-solving, exam-based competition that is aimed at students in Year 8 or below, and is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition, with over 300,000 students […]

Bower Park Girls in District Football Final

On Tuesday, 7th May, our Under 14 girls played against Frances Bardsley Academy in the Havering borough cup final at Aveley Football Club. It was a very entertaining game, with Bower Park dominating for large portions. Bower was by far the better team in the first half, but didn’t created many clear-cut chances and didn’t […]

Bower Park – East of England Champions!!

On Tuesday, 7th May, our Under 15 boys and girls became East of England handball champions. We were representing Essex and travelled to Cambridge to take on the best schools from the region. Both teams qualified for the finals, with the boys winning four out of five group games and the girls winning all five of […]

Bower Park Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Success

Over the bank holiday weekend, students from Years 9 and 10 went on their first practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award.  As I’m sure you are all aware, the weather was blisteringly hot, and the students performed incredibly well and did the school proud! The students walked between six and eight hours […]