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GCSE results 2018: 30% of grades achieved were the top 9-7 grades!OUTSTANDING: Personal development, behaviour and welfare (Ofsted, 2017)“Governors and staff promote positive relationships combined with high aspirations for themselves and pupils” (Ofsted, 2017)"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2018: English, 90% / Maths 82% achieved a grade of 9-4OUTSTANDING: Effectiveness of leadership and management (Ofsted, 2017)..the school's culture of respect for all and positive relationships, summarised succinctly in "do your best and be nice" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2018: The proportion of students who achieved both English and Maths at grade 9-4 is a truly impressive 79%!






Last Wednesday, Mr King and Mr Stoneley (out of retirement for the day!) accompanied by the senior student team visited Blacklands Farm on a team building adventure. The day began with a crate stacking session, during which we were put into pairs and tasked to build the tallest crate tower whilst climbing it with our partner. Dan and Bari (and Charlie building, of course with the 6ft height advantage) took the trophy.

After this, we took part in team building puzzles which involved handcuffs, blindfolds and ropes. The last activity of the day was completing the Jacobs Ladder which required a lot of agility and awkward body manoeuvres with our partner. We experienced many obscure body positions. By the end of the day we were absolutely soaked, but nevertheless, it was such a fun and enjoyable day and a huge thank you to Mr King and Mr Stoneley for organising it!

Anna Record, Head Girl

U14 Girls’ County Shield Final Match Report

On Thursday 13th June 2019, the U14 girls’ County Shield final was played at Warden Park Secondary Academy. Two teams were battling it out for the silverware: a tenacious Warden Park and a goal-hungry Millais opposition. The diligent home team, an accomplished side, had been unfortunately knocked out of the official County Cup a few months previous, to a team that had made the final. This made them, with a fair few players competing up a year, ever more determined to come out of this final with a victory.

Several attempts were made at goal by both teams throughout the first half; both looked confidently strong and the game was tight. A nail-biting half ended 0-0. Fired up by an inspiring half-time talk, Park came out prepared to win. Their hard work paid off in the latter period of the half, with Tilly B pulling the team ahead. The goal was scored after an indirect free kick was awarded in the penalty box to Warden. Leah M-M laid it off so that Barnes could strike it powerfully in to the back of the net through a line of Millais defenders.

A while later, after an amazing strike that even the solid, super keeper Asha H could only get her fingertips on, Millais had equalised. Following this, the race was on to score once more before extra time. Again, close chances were had by Millais and Park but a couple of wonder saves from Hinley kept the home team in it. In the last few minutes, Barnes scored! The final whistle blew and the well-deserved victory was granted to them. There were great performances from the team all-around with a few stand-out players.

Congratulations to the Warden Park Secondary Academy Year 9 Girls’ Team and good luck for the future!

Report written by Ella Lazenby, Year 8

Cricket success for our boys!

U15 Sussex Cricket T20 Final


Our boys were in the words of Mr Gentry and Mr Timms "simply awesome", beating Seaford College in the semi final.

Particular mention to Joe W scoring his 500th run of the season, which is a Warden Park record!

The team narrowly lost to Eastbourne Ccollege in the final.  It is worth bearing in mind that Eastbourne have an exceptional team including an England player and 6 County players! If we had got another 20 runs we would have won. 

Wonderful work by Mr Timms and the boys.  Congratulations to you all, you should be very proud.

Mr Gentry, Curriculum Leader PE & Sport

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Girls tag rugby

On June 17th 2019 I was invited to help out with the Mid Sussex Primary Tag Rugby Tournament. It was held at my Rugby Club in Burgess Hill. I was very happy to be asked and was excited at the prospect of being involved with the coaching of younger children.

I began playing Rugby last November when Louise Blunt came to school and offered the girls two taster sessions. I was immediately interested! I really enjoyed learning a new sport with some of my friends and I also liked the team building aspect. ​I went to the training for a  few Sundays after that, and I enjoyed it so much that I joined the club and have gone every  week since. 

Since I joined, I have been involved in many contact matches and tournaments throughout Sussex and I even went to the rugby ground at Twickenham and watched the Harlequin ladies play. It was completely inspiring and I also met one of their most successful players, Leanne Riley. 

At Primary School I did my Sports Leader training so when I was invited to help coach at  this Tournament I knew how to teach girls the activity I was assigned. There were 12 primary schools involved in this tournament (ten girls from years 5 & 6 each) and we helped them all  learn new rugby skills through fun games. Sometimes, they didn’t listen, but most of the time the activity worked well. Additionally, I refereed a lot of tag matches and I learnt how to become better at teaching new rules. 

I love Rugby and I’m so glad I found this club because girls Rugby is getting more popular  and it is such a great sport that I wanted to inspire more girls to get involved. 

Report by Safia Cross, Year 8

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24 June 2019 - FOWP recycling event (morning and afternoon drop off)

26 June 2019 - Second hand uniform sale (3.30 pm to 4 pm) Report to Reception

28 June 2019 - Leavers Ball (Prom)

5 July 2019 - Summer Concert (*NEW DATE) Click here for tickets!

5 July 2019 - Sports Day (reserve day 15 July 2019)

8 to 12 July 2019 - enrichment/work experience week

19 July 2019 - End of Summer Term (students dismissed at 1 pm)

22 and 22 July - Inset Days (Academy closed to students)

2 September -  Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

3 September - Year 7 only

4 September - All year groups attend

11 September - Early close for Open Evening (students dismissed at 1 pm)

Friends of Warden Park news


Thank you for your contributions on Thursday evening – but we still need more. We take good quality clothes, paired shoes, belts, bags, hats, linen, towels, soft toys, curtains (but not duvets and pillows; full list from: https://bag2school.com/what-we-collect) and all this we can convert into money for the school.

Drop your donations to the Drama Hut (adjacent to tennis courts) on Monday 24tJune at morning drop-off (7 am – 9  am) or afternoon pick-up (2.30 pm – 5 pm) – look for the Friends volunteers in the blue aprons!

Every bag counts – please support this event

Fishing joins our alternative provision curriculum!

 This week heralded the aunch of fishing as part of our alternative provision for students. Once again we are indebted to Fairfax Properties for their generous sponsorship to enable us to set up this project and buy all the equipment. Students excitedly boarded the minibus to complete the short drive to Buncton Barns where Fairfax have three lakes where our students have permission to fish. Fairfax are based at this location and have made all the necessary arrangements to ensure that our students can fish at this beautiful location.

This initiative builds on the Forest school ethos and supports the school philosophy for developing Character Education. Through the activity of fishing we will seek to promote independence, perseverance, determination and resilience as well as encouraging students to support each other through teamwork and collaboration. In such a tranquil environment, we also will promote feelings of well-being and achievement. As you can see from the photo, the students were successful in catching fish!

 Miss Bell, Assistant SENCO 

EXAMS 2019!

Exam Boards have amended some dates and sessions.

Additional information includes dates for Year 10 Internal Assessments and Year 9 Core Internal Tests, w/c 17 June 2019.

Click here to view latest version of the Summer 2019 GCSE Timetable


Plumpton College (and lewes FC) are on the hunt for players as part of a new football academy

Women's World Cup is in full swing and football is talk of the town, or college in our case! 

We are on the search for top young players to join our elite new Football Academy in conjunction with Lewes FC. Students can study a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at Plumpton College and then train alongside at Lewes FC, one of the most progressive football clubs in the country. 

The academy is recruiting female players with outstanding ability now to begin study and training with the option of living on-site at Plumpton in September 2019. We are also recruiting male players now to join us from September 2020. 

Click here for more info! 

Parent Governor vacancy at the Academy

Click here for information on the process and how to apply!

warden Park A Cappella group performing this weekend

Quick reminder that our a cappella group are performing at the The Power of Music Festival at the Orchards in Haywards Heath.  Their performance is from 10.30 am to 11 am.  It would be great if parents and students could pop along to show their support.

They intend to play some special arrangements of Riverside, Royals, Blackbird and Jolene.

See you there!

Mrs Wray, Curriculum Leader Music

second hand UNIFORM SALE

Wednesday 26 June 2019

We will be holding a second-hand uniform sale on Wednesday 26 June from 3.30 pm – 4pm in the Secure Cloakroom.  

Our prices are competitive and the uniform is of excellent quality.

Please report to Reception on arrival.

For those who are interested in purchasing uniform but unable to make it, please email ghenderson2@wardenpark.co.uk or jpearce1@wardenpark.co.uk 

Secure Cloakroom

Did you know....

.... our superb 3G facility plays host to 15 clubs and organisations each week?

The facility is in use 52 weeks of the year and can be used for football, touch rugby, kwik cricket, mini tennis and multi-sports camps.

The 3G has been operating now for nearly 3 years and has had a huge impact on the Academy and wider community.

We still have (limited) hiring times available and opportunities for:

  • Business Advertising
  • Business Sponsorship Deals

If you are interested in hiring our facilities or wish to discuss opportunities available, please email dwoolsey@wardenpark.co.uk

Initiative by students to support students! 
Congrats to Zach in Year 7!

Zach was heavily involved in the recent South of England Show.  Here here is after showing a Ewe Shearling in the Young Handlers competition with his favourite Ram ‘Antonius’.


Mrs O'Brien, Head of Year 7

Emily B basketball news!

Emily has been selected to represent the South East Region at the Basketball England (BE) Regional Tournament during the Summer holidays at The National Basketball Arena, Manchester.

Congrats Emily.  We can't wait to hear how you and your team get on!

Mr King, Head of Year 10


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