The Sussex Learning Trust aims to play an integral part in providing the highest possible educational opportunities for children and young people in Sussex via a network of Academies committed to partnership working for the benefit of pupils and students

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OUTSTANDING! Effectiveness of leadership and management (Ofsted, 2017)"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)OUTSTANDING! Personal development, behaviour and welfare (Ofsted, 2017)View our online newsletter for our latest information and news, including PE fixtures and dates for the diary. You can also stay in touch by following us on Twitter @wardenpark..the school's culture of respect for all and positive relationships, summarised succinctly in "do your best and be nice" (Ofsted, 2017)"The school's provision to prepare pupils for their future lives is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)For hire of our 3G pitch, call our Reception Team on 01444 457881 for more detailsBest ever results! An impressive 89% of students achieved A*-C in English with 85% doing likewise in Maths. 78% of students achieved the highest grades in at least 5 GCSEs including Maths and English – 4% up on 2015!*Date for the Diary* - Open Evening: Wednesday 13 September 2017 for parents seeking admission to the Secondary Academy for September 2018


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Happy holidays to all our students and parents from all staff at the Secondary Academy

Whatever your plans, enjoy the sunshine - the forecast looks set fair!

Music matters

So far this year we have had a 50% increase in children taking on additional instrumental lessons in school. This is fantastic, but we are very keen to improve this further. We have an incredible team of teachers that teach lessons for all instruments.... keyboard, cello, drums, clarinet etc.

Does your child want to learn an instrument? These are just some of the benefits:

It improves academic skills - Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognise patterns.

It develops physical skills - Certain instruments, such as percussion, help children develop coordination and motor skills; 

It cultivates social skills - Group classes require peer interaction and communication, which encourage teamwork

It refines discipline and patience - Learning an instrument teaches children about delayed gratification. 

It boosts self-esteem - Lessons offer a forum where children can learn to accept and give constructive criticism

It introduces children to other cultures - By learning about and playing a variety of instruments, kids can discover how music plays a critical role in other cultures.

Please see the music department or go to www.westsussexmusic.co.uk for further details.

WOW – Words of the Week



ENG:        anschauung = (from the German) intuition, outlook, attitude or opinion.

GER:       die Gesellschaft = society or company.

FR:          renforcer = to strengthen

SP:          ni harto de vino = not in a million years



What are your teachers reading?

Mrs K. Rushman is currently reading “Night School” by Lee Child.

Mr A. King is currently reading “Avenue of Mysteries” by John Irving.

Read a good book lately which you would like to share?

Email:  josborn6@wardenpark.co.uk


refer to website for more comprehensive information

29 May to 2 June 2017 inclusive - half term

6 June 2017 - French Adventure Information Evening at 6.30 pm

22 June 2017 - Year 7 reporting evening

26 June 2017 - New Year 7 parents evening

5 July 2017 - Year 11 Leavers Dinner

8 July 2017 - Car Boot Sale

13 July - Reserve Sports Day/14 July - Sports Day

5, 6 and 7 July 2017 - Enrichment Days

14 July 2017 - Summer music concert

17-21 July 2017 - Awards Assembly week

21 July 2017 - Summer term finishes, students dismissed at 1 pm

24 August 2017 - GCSE results day

4 September 2017 - Inset (school closed to students)

5 September 2017 - Year 7 only

6 September 2017 - All year groups attend

13 September 2017 - Warden Park Secondary Academy Open Evening

want to Hire our facilities?

What do an orchestra, a local church and Sussex County Football Association have in common?

They all hire our indoor facilities, including classrooms and halls. Our indoor and outdoor sports facilities also host many local clubs.

If your club or group, new or old, is looking for facilities for any activity, sporting or otherwise, please contact us on 01444 476551 or hcollins16@wardenpark.co.uk to discuss your needs.



  • Pro Star Football 25 to 28 July
  • Cricket 14 to 17 August
  • Pro-Star Basketball 29 to 31 August

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Click here for cricket letter

Click here for basketball letter

All camps are run by Warden Park Secondary Academy staff.

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Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and news, including any emergency school closure information.

@wardenpark and @wardenparkpe


Only use our website to check holiday dates.  Do not rely on Google searches.

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Silent auction success

Congratulations to Mr White of Burgess Hill whose bid was successful for the signed BAHFC football shirt and Jamie in Year 8 who had the highest bid for the shorts.

We raised nearly £150 from this initiative, with proceeds being split between our school charity, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and Friends of Warden Park.

Thank you to everyone who submitted bids!

Year 8's have been @ Wakehurst this week

Over 3 days this week, we have taken all our Year 8’s to Wakehurst Place for Geography field work

Students had an opportunity to "pond dip" which gave them an insight into the creatures that live in the rivers, streams and ponds on the Wakehurst estate.  By looking at what lives in the reed swamp they were able to analyse the cleanliness of the water.  

They also used questionnaires and surveys to speak to visitors.  Although it was quite nerve wracking for them to approach members of the public, once they got into their stride, there was no stopping them!  It was amazing how many international visitors there were.

Students also had an opportunity to draw a sketch of the Loder Valley which they will use for classwork later in the term and visit the beautiful Himalayan Glade and water gardens to carry out further analysis.

Everyone had a fabulous time and we thank the wonderful volunteers at Wakehurst Place for their invaluable help on all 3 days.

Geography Department


Science Paper 1 exams so far have gone smoothly, Paper 2 (additional) and Paper 3 (triple) come up soon after half term. 

All Science department revision materials are accessible via the website below:

Click here for the Science page!

Students must be using past papers and mark-schemes to support their exam technique.

Good luck!

Mr Tinkler, Head of Science

Feedback on our lovely students

We know it, but it is great to hear from other organisations!

We received a lovely email earlier this week from the Head of Sixth Form at Burgess Hill Girls.

"I just wanted to say how impressed we were with the Warden Park girls who attended our Higher Education Evening. They arrived extremely smart, appeared engaged throughout and some remained to ask specific questions at the end. They were wonderful ambassadors for Warden Park and I will endeavour to involve you all in similar, future events".

A Great Season For Warden Park Rugby!

This year, Warden Park ‘s rugby teams have been dominant across Mid Sussex winning 4 out of the 5 available age group cup competitions.

The U12’s (school year 7) team have had a fantastic first season at the school, playing a staggering 28 matches, winning 21, drawing 1 and losing just 3 times. The squad is made up of primarily Haywards Heath Rugby players, with a few players new to rugby also this year. In their penultimate game of the year they beat The Weald 25-0 to secure the County Cup, and beat Christs Hospital on County Finals Day to finish 3rd in the whole of Sussex. Player of the year for the U12’s was Toby V.

The U13’s (school year 8) had the best year in the school winning 18 of their 20 matches, losing only once to John Fisher, Purley in the last 16 of the National Cup. Along the way they racked up 948 points and conceded 181.  They were undefeated on County Finals Day beating Bishop Luffa, Chichester 50-0 and drawing with Cardinal Newman, Brighton 10-10. Cardinal Newman could only beat Bishop Luffa 40-10 meaning Warden Park had the best points difference on the day. They also made the final of the Windlesham House 7’s out of 20 teams, losing in the final to St Andrews Prep, Eastbourne. The U13’s rounded off their fine season winning the District Cup Final 50-5 against Forest School, Horsham. Player of the year for the U13’s is Charlie C.

The U14’s (school year 9) had a mixed bag of results this season, winning 5 out of 11 matches, however finished with a positive points tally - 302 points for and 294 against. The boys finished the season strongly, beating County Cup Finalists The Weald, Billingshurst 27-26 and then beating Sackville, East Grinstead in the Mid Sussex Cup Final 36-19. The U14’s player of the year was Robert E.

The U15’s (school year 10) won 7 out of their 11 games, losing to both County Cup finalists (Hurstpeirpoint and Angmering). They finished the season winning the Mid Sussex Cup 22-15 against Forest School, Horsham. Player of the year for the U15’s was Finn C.

Finally, The U16’s (school year 11) won two out of their three games this year.  In their final game for Warden Park, they narrowly lost 24-10 to The Weald.. The U16’s player of the year was Ben N.

Mr Gentry and Mr Chappell who run all 5 teams between them are incredibly proud of this seasons achievements.

They would like to publicly thank Rob Kift, Jordan Turner-Hall and Jack Emmerson of Hurstpierpoint Collge for their input this season and to our sponsors Robert Becvar of RPBM Maintenance Solutions and David Grant of Merlin PCB. Your support is much appreciated.

It's worth noting that we have two basic rules for students at the academy:

  • Do your best.

  • Be nice.

.......... It's as simple as that!

We have a number of students attending the Secondary Academy with extreme nut allergies, Please do all you can to avoid your child bringing nuts (or nut products) into school.

Thank you.

Mr Stoneley, Head of School


On the 1 June (during half term), I will cycle from Brighton to Cheltenham to raise money for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance which, incidentally, is the school charity this year. The total distance of about 150 miles will hopefully be completed over 2 long and tiring days with an overnight stop in Reading. 

It's a charity close to my heart as 17 years ago I was involved in a serious car accident, along with my sister.  We were both airlifted to hospital in Birmingham. Luckily things turned out OK but without the air ambulance things could have been very different.

Thank you for taking the time to read this - please dig deep!

Mr Atwell, Assistant Headteacher and Head of Year 11

Click here for Mr Atwell's Just Giving Page 


Please remember to bring your headphones to all your Languages lessons! 

Merci, Danke, Gracias!

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