Principal’s Blog

Principal's Blog

More Cricket Success for Bower Park Girls

On Wednesday 21st February, the U13 girls won the regional indoor cricket competition. They won first game by 27 runs and the second game by 16 runs or 6 wickets.  In the last game the girls beat Robert Clack by 2 runs in a very exciting game. Although we didn’t bat as well as we can against Clack, our bowling […]

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 of […]

More Sporting Success at Bower

Bower Park has had a very successful spring term of sporting achievement.  On Wednesday, 24th January, the Under 15 girls competed in the first round of the Essex indoor cricket championships.  We were head and shoulders above the competition, beating Passmores Academy by scoring a huge 76 for 1 from 6.5 overs, and bowling Passmores […]

Successful Year 11 Information Evening

On Tuesday, 6th February, we held an information evening for students and parents of Year 11.  The purpose of the meeting was to provide vital advice and guidance about preparing for the examinations in the summer.  The attendance at the event was excellent – 75% of the year group was represented.  Thank you very much to […]

CEO Visit to Bower Park

On Tuesday, 6th February, Mr London, Headteacher at Hall Mead School and Chief Executive Officer of the Empower Learning Academy Trust, visited Bower Park.   He visited to look at how the school was progressing.  During his visit I accompanied him on a learning walk, where we visited twelve different lessons across all age groups. He […]

Bower Park is on the Up!

At the end of last term we had the second monitoring inspection since the school was placed into a category of concern in December 2016. The subsequent report is very positive and clearly shows that the Academy continues to move forward at pace. At the end of the inspection, the inspector could only make one […]

Fantastic Scouting Success for Bower Park Student

Bower Park student Vicky Gill has recently been selected to represent the UK in the next World Scout Jamboree in the USA in the summer of 2019. Vicky is one of 36 young people from across East London who were chosen following a selection weekend of hundreds of Scouts. The World Scout Jamboree is a gathering […]

Principal’s Response to Article in the Romford Recorder

  The recent article in the Romford Recorder identified a number of schools that have not been judged ‘good’ by Ofsted for over ten years.  Bower Park Academy was named in the list.  It is a fact that the Academy has not received such a judgement.  However, that is a reflection of our past and […]

Design a Christmas Card Competition Results

In November, the Art Department launched a competition to design a Christmas card.  The competition was open to all students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9).  The winning entry will be used as the Bower Park Academy Christmas card next year – the card I send out to all other schools, LA officers, […]

More Athletics Success for Bower

On Wednesday, 13th December, Bower Park’s Under 14 girls’ team experienced a great evening of athletics success by finishing fourth 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 which are very successful sporting schools. The standout performance […]