Warden Park Secondary Academy

The Best From All




Our students get in on the Sister Act

Last Tuesday, 60 GCSE Drama students from Y9, Y10 and Y11 saw a production of ‘Sister Act’ at Brighton Theatre Royal. This was a really fun show, which had us clapping along to the upbeat music and laughing at Dolores trying to adjust to living as a nun. We particularly enjoyed the comical antics of the villains. 

Ella P says: The show was INCREDIBLE! The lights, in particular, were just stunning throughout the entire performance and were used in such a dynamic way to create a moving piece that entertained all. And it’s safe to say I’ll be taking notes for my next performance!


Mrs S Shephard, Drama Department



Contacting the Academy

Remember, you can contact us via admin@wardenpark.co.uk at any time.   

Out of hours, weekends and school holidays: this account will be monitored periodically during the these times but please bear in mind it may not be actioned immediately.

Are you a follower? 

If not, come a join us @wardenpark 

It's a really good way of keeping up to date with trips and visits and general news across the Academy.

Have you ever considered becoming a Governor?

We currently have a vacancy for a new Governor to join the Warden Park Secondary Academy local governing body.  

Our Governors play an important strategic role in leading the development of our academy. Amongst others, they set the strategic vision and direction, approve the budget and hold the Headteacher and senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of our students. 

Do you feel you have skills to offer? Would you like to know more about the role? 

Please have a look at the role description or contact our clerk (clerk@sussexlearningtrust.co.uk) who will be happy to provide more information. 

Cyber Crime and Online Safety for young people - A parents guide
Sussex Police have shared this very useful website that you as a parent/carer may find useful in identifying or resolving issues/concerns about your child and their behaviour online.



Please do not rely on a Google search for term dates.  Only use our website and these links.  Our term dates sometimes very slightly vary from other local schools.


Please note, dates and timings are subject to change and cancellation at short notice.  

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - Dance Show @ Hurstpierpoint College, 6 pm

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - end of Spring term, all students dismissed by 1 pm

Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April 2024 - Trip to Iceland

Monday, 15 April 2024 - start of Summer term

Monday 15 to Friday 19 April 2024 - Year 11 MFL speaking exams

27 to 31 May 2024 - half term

Friday 21 June 2024 - Year 11 Prom

Monday 24 June 2024 - Year 6 New Parents Evening

Thursday 27 June 2024 - Year 9 TD-IPV and Men AWCY vaccinations

Friday 28 June 2024 - Year 6 Induction Day

Wednesday 3 July 2024 - Year 6 Induction Day

Friday 5 July 2024 - Sports Day 

Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2024 - Enrichment / Work Experience Week (inc foreign residential trips)

Friday 19 July 2024 - end of Summer term, all students dismissed by 1 pm



*Please note not all Inset days allocated

Monday, 2 September 2024 - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Tuesday 3 September 2024 - Year 7 only attend

Wednesday 4 September 2024 - All Years attend

Thursday 12 September 2024 - Open Evening (times to be confirmed)

28 October to 1 November 2024 - half term

Friday 20 December 2024 - end of Autumn term, all students dismissed by 1 pm

Monday 6 January 2025 - Start of Spring term

17 February to 21 February 2025 - half term

Friday 4 April 2025 - end of Spring term, all students dismissed by 1 pm

Tuesday 22 April 2025 - Start of Summer term

26 May to 30 May 2025 - half term

Friday 18 July 2025- end of Summer term, all students dismissed by 1 pm


Easter newsletter

This is the final newsletter of the Spring term - have a great holiday and see you all in the Summer term.  Students return on Monday 15 April 2024.

Expressive and Performing Arts Department, Spring Newsletter

Click here to open.  Take a look at what we have been to this term!


Miss L Miller, Head of Expressive & Performing Arts


Technology Department, Spring Newsletter

Click here to open. 

Ms C Rua, Technology Department

Our swim team take the pool by storm!

The Grand final and 6th swim meet of the year was held last week. 16 schools were involved.  Warden Park currently only have a junior team so our Year 7 students swam against Year 13 students!  We came 4th in our league which is an incredible achievement.
Amelie H in Year 7 was amazing and achieved 2nd place swimming against Year 10 students. Similarly, Noah D was the only Year 11 boy so represented us in all 7 events!
A herculean effort by all our students.   I am very proud of them.
Mr Gentry, Curriculum Leader PE ad Sport

Primary fun @ Harlands

Last week a group of ex-Harlands students had a wonderful morning visiting their old school, helping students with their 'mission' project. It was amazing to see how much they have progressed (and grown!), and their old teachers were thrilled to see them.

Mr Atwell, Assistant Headteacher


Year 11 Revision Fever

Following the brilliantly attended Revision Evening on Monday, we were joined by Maximize this week. Students attended a 2 hour workshop where they were taken through a range of study skills, as well as techniques to manage exams and make the most of their potential this summer.
Feedback was hugely positive, and students left feeling motivated and prepared to hit revision hard over the Easter holidays, and into the exam season. 

Mr R Atwell Assistant Headteacher


We are hiring!

We have a fantastic vacancies @ the Secondary Academy

  • Deputy Data Manager
  • Exam Invigilators

Click here to find out.

Allergen Information

Please see this link for allergen information for each meal/food item. Whilst we always endeavour to provide accurate and up-to-date information, allergens are subject to change, sometimes at short notice, therefore the Academy cannot be liable for errors in the allergen information provided on the website. If your child has an allergy, please contact Neil Stedman, Catering Manager (nstedman@wardenpark.co.uk), to make the Academy aware and to discuss your child's specific requirements.
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 2024 - 12-2pm
After last year's very successful Teddy Bears Picnic, we will be holding another one this year.  There will be more free picnics and teddy bears available, and increased entertainment for the children.  This will be open to all children and not just those who obtain free picnic and teddy bears.
More information to follow.


BHASVIC is holding a Year 10 Taster Day on Monday July 8th. This is an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a sixth form college student. You will attend lessons in a range of A level and Level 3 BTEC subjects, be introduced to what it means to be a Level 3 learner, and access the college's facilities at breaks and lunchtime. The day is designed to provide a positive and inspiring experience, motivating students with their GCSE studies through Year 11 and also leading to an application to BHASVIC this coming Autumn. It can be helpful in deciding which subjects to study at Level 3 and whether BHASVIC is the right environment for you. 

Please note that this is the Monday of the Warden Park Year 10 Work Experience week but any students wishing to attend are permitted to do so, they just need to source a 4 day Work Experience placement from Tuesday to Friday.