Principal’s Welcome

Principal's Welcome

“Aspire to achieve, enjoy and excel”

A very warm welcome to Bower Park Academy.   It is a privilege and an honour to be the Principal at the Academy, and I am very proud of our recent progress.  The March 2018 Ofsted inspection judged Bower Park to be ‘Good’ across all categories.  This is pleasing for two reasons.  Firstly, to be judged Good after being placed into Special Measures just fifteen months ago is a significant achievement, which only a few schools nationally have accomplished.  Secondly, Bower Park has never previously been judged Good by Ofsted.  Our success will not stop here; we will continue to drive up standards at the Academy to provide the best possible education for every student.  I look forward to leading Bower Park through its next phase of development.  

The Academy is at the heart of the local community, providing a caring and supportive environment where students are nurtured and supported to achieve success.  We provide high-quality learning for all students, and believe that no matter what their starting point or personal circumstances, every student can achieve success. In September 2016, Bower Park joined the Empower Learning Academy Trust, with Hall Mead School and The Brittons Academy.  Hall Mead, as the sponsor, is an outstanding school with teaching school status.  The Trust is using best practice development to support all staff across the schools to improve the quality of provision.  In this way, ELAT is helping the schools to rapidly improve the quality of provision to ensure success for all students.

We believe that education has the power to transform lives.  Equipped with a good education, students will have greater opportunities and more choices as adults.  We will equip every student with the skills, attributes, values and qualifications necessary to lead highly successful adult lives.   To this end, our pledge to parents is:

  • To transform your child’s life chances: Our vision is to strive for excellence to transform the life chances for all. 
  • To ensure your child achieves success: Through determination and resilience, every child will excel, to obtain outstanding outcomes across a breadth of experiences. 
  • To help your child become a valued citizen: Students will develop into well-rounded, valued citizens, ready and equipped for a future world, and embracing a love of life. 

If you have questions or would like to see the school in operation, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will be very welcome.


Mr S. McLaughlin   

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