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EASTER HOLIDAYS - Academy closed from 1.30 pm on Friday 5 April to Monday 22 April 2019 inclusive. We reopen as normal on Tuesday 23 April 2019.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%!


LATEST NEWSLETTER: tuesday 23 april 2019




Dear Parents and Carers

This final week of term has been a fantastic week for students’ achievement. Our rugby teams have had great success winning district finals in three year groups this week which further cements Warden Park’s position as the top rugby school in the locality. Our annual dance show took centre stage for three sell out nights this week. The large numbers involved and the quality of performance was truly exceptional. For a number of our Year 11 students the rugby final this week and the dance show will be their final Warden Park performance. They have been fantastic ambassadors for the school over their years here and I am extremely grateful for the contribution they have made in supporting the ethos and values of the academy that is the envy of schools locally.

I am delighted to inform you that Warden Park will be receiving two national awards because of the excellent exam results in 2018. It is a shame that there has been such a gap since results were announced but nevertheless I am delighted that our success is to be formally recognised at an awards ceremony in London. At this we will receive an award for outstanding attainment and an award for outstanding progress. In both categories our results placed Warden Park in the top 20% of schools nationally.

We have recently received further recognition for our work in ‘Engaging with evidence and research’ and our work in this area has been awarded ‘Transforming’ status by the SSAT. This recognises our practice as being amongst the most exceptional nationally. All of our work with evidence and research that we are engaging with is being used to continually improve the quality of teaching in the academy.

Since I last wrote we have received our pupil intake numbers for this coming September’s Year 7. I am delighted to inform you that we are heavily oversubscribed with more students applying to Warden Park than in recent years. The strength of outcomes for our students, the breadth of opportunities and our high expectations for success are clearly much sought after in the local community.

We have been in contact with some parents this term with regards to issues with uniform. On our return after the Easter break I am expecting any uniform issues that have recently arisen to have been rectified. In particular some issues have arisen with shoes. Trainers are not permitted unless certified by a doctor. On our return after the Easter break we will be carefully checking uniform and making contact with you should issues arise. Uniform expectations are published on our website Click here to view! 

Thank you for your support throughout this term and I wish you the very best for a restful Easter.

Mr Dom Kenrick, Headteacher

Field trip fun!

The Geography department took a group of year 11 students for a weekend of fieldwork to help preparing for their GCSE exams. They investigated two different woodland habitats as well as how a small stream changes along its course and plotted the data using ArcGIS.   

We were also lucky to try mammal trapping Friday evening and found a wood mouse in one of the traps Saturday morning!     


Mrs Willows, Geography Department

May half term multi sports course

We are running an exciting Multi Sports Course during the May half term at Warden Park Secondary Academy.

Pro star Sports will run the course in conjunction with Mr Gentry, Mr Timms and Mr Chappell. Each day students will have 5 to 7 sessions of sports ranging from football, netball, dodgeball, rounders, badminton, table tennis, handball, basketball cricket, frisbee, stoolball, tag rugby and more. There will be 2 options for each session.

The course will be running during the May half term, from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May Students can attend on individual days if they are unable to attend the full week.

The course will be extremely popular and there are only 30 places available. Therefore, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for more information, how to book and prices

World Autism Awareness Week

Warden Park are working alongside the West Sussex Autism and Social Communication Team to run an Autism Ambassadors group. The group will be developing their own understanding of autism and then beginning a project on how to promote autism awareness in school and the local community. It is also World Autism Awareness Week and in tutor time, students have completed a range of activities to develop their understanding of autism.

For further information or if you would like to get involved then please speak to Mr Simpson isimpson@wardenpark.co.uk 

refer to website for more comprehensive information  

23 April 2019 - Start of Summer Term

9 May 2019 - Year 10 Reporting Evening (4.45 pm onwards by appointment)

27 to 31 May 2019 inclusive - half term

28 June 2019 - Leavers Ball (Prom)

4 July 2019 - Summer Concert

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)

extra curricular music

if you have an interest in the Angling Club, please see Mrs Targett in the LC


Apprenticeships have come a long way.....a must read for all parents to be updated on the fantastic opportunities that are out there now for 16+, 18+ and instead of/alongside/or after University  Click here to find out more!


Please do not rely on Google searches when looking at term dates. You must refer to the term dates below or on our website.  Thank you.

Click here for term dates 2019/2020 

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EXAMS 2019!

Exam Boards have amended some dates and sessions.

Additional information includes dates for Year 10 Internal Assessments and Yea r9 Core Internal Tests, w/c 17 June 2019.

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


tutee of the month - march

Year 7

Tutor Group




Megan B

A lovely girl who has a extremely positive attitude and excellent behaviour record.


Tom I

A well mannered and polite individual who is thriving at this school. Tom is on or above his Predicted Grades and has never received a sanction.


Charlie C

Great attitude in tutor and a positive attitude in classes.


Jude S

Thoroughly polite young man.  Exemplary behaviour.


Matthew D

Always smartly presented, with a polite and conscientious attitude.


Roisin B

Fantastic attitude and behaviour in tutor and for being invited to the celebration breakfast.


Jake A

100% attendance, always well presented and great progress across all subjects.


Silvia E

For being invited to the celebration breakfast because of her excellent attitude in all of her subjects.


Bea D

Always smartly presented, has a smile on her face and for being invited to the celebration breakfast.


Sam L

Excellent uniform and always involved in classroom discussions.


Year 8

Tutor Group




Becky M

Kind and helpful student working hard on graduation programme.


Emilia S-S

Always polite and looking smart; having correct uniform and equipment.


Maddie B

Making an excellent effort to complete kindness and grit tasks for year 8 graduation.


Emily M

Always being organised and helpful.


Eve N

Always being polite and organised.


Bea C

Outstanding effort on all graduation aspects.


Stephanie G

For always looking out for friends and being kind in tutor.


Josh B

Donating 2 of his Easter eggs to chosen charity. Thoughtful.


Seb B

For consistently achieving some of the highest Green and Star Student point in the tutor group.


Avleen S

Excellent work on completing kindness and grit tasks for Graduation.


Supporting Your Child During Exam Time

If you are worried about how your child is coping with exams at school the link below may  offer you some practical tips to help guide you through the next few weeks.

Click here!

News from Secure cloakroom

If anyone would like to purchase any second hand uniform - please email ghenderson2@wardenpark.co.uk 

We still have lots of unclaimed coats and Rugby/PE tops, all of which do not have any names in.

We urge parents to name kits wherever possible as this makes it so much easier for us to reunite belongings 

Mr Wells picks your brains!


Mr Wells is set to perform one of his comedy mentalism shows in aid of the mental health charity MIND on the evening of 17 May.

Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite, priced at £6.00.

Click here to buy tickets!

Do you have a 2nd year Maths undergraduate student in your family, or do you know one?

If so, they may be interested in the Maths Internship programme being run again this year by Inspire Teaching School Alliance, which gives students the opportunity to experience 4 weeks in a secondary maths department, develop their skills – and earn £300 a week in the process! 

See flyer below and please forward it on to anyone you know…….

Swimarathon fundraising well underway!

With just weeks to go before the Swimarathon,the Warden Park Wizard teams are busy fundraising!.

Click here to make a donation via their fundraising page!

Mr Gentry, Curriculum Leader PE & Sports