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Warden Park takes the Treble:   sussex netball champions in years 7, 9 and 11

Year 7

What a great first year of netball at Warden Park for the Year 7’s. They have won their side of the draw in the Year 7 netball league, won the North & Mid Sussex area tournament & represented Mid Sussex at the Sussex Schools Games achieving third place. On Wednesday 6th April, they again represented Mid Sussex at the Sussex State Schools Finals. Warden Park played Cardinal Newman. Although Warden Park maintained the lead throughout the game, it had a nail biting finish as Cardinal Newman pulled the game back to one goal. With a couple of minutes left of the game, Captain EO rallied the team & Warden Park won 24-23 to become the Sussex State School Champions! Congratulations to the whole squad of players; it was a real team performance & a well deserved win. I am so proud of everything the team has achieved this year. Well done!

Year 9

So proud of our Year 9 netball team who dominated the final yesterday Vs Cardinal Newman from start to finish. The U14s took early control turning over centre pass after centre pass winning the first quarter 13-2 with outstanding shooting from SJ and APG. The momentum continued with a change in positions with some particularly strong interceptions by EM in centre court with the team finishing the half 24-5 up. With fresh legs brought on each quarter the girls were able to further extend this lead with excellent defence from AB, GC and SR to start the final quarter 33-8 up. With a target of finishing the game with 40 goals MB came on to shoot fantastically well in the strong winds and supported by great feeds into the D by AG the girls deservedly took the title of Sussex State School Champions winning 44-10! So proud of the phenomenal squad effort and looking forward to continued success in Year 10!

Year 11

In their final match of their time at Warden Park, the year 11 girls did not disappoint! The girls played against Cardinal Newman, representing Brighton and Hove. They started the match with a huge lead, with some fantastic shooting by PA and LC. We managed to shut down and turnover their centre passes restricting their ability to score, there were some fantastic interceptions from our centre court and defence, in particular OC was exceptional in creating a turnover ball. They played with fantastic enthusiasm, support and encouragement for one another. They won the game 33 - 13 taking the title of State School Sussex Champions!! 

As their coach for the past 4 years it has been a privilege to watch them develop in not just their netball ability, but into absolutely incredible students. I am incredibly proud to have been their coach and wish them all the best in whatever direction they take on leaving Warden Park!

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out of school success

Earlier this month Thomas Henderson (Year 9) and his gymnastics partner Jules H (Year 7)  enjoyed great success at the national qualifier acrobatic gymnastics competition. After over two years of not competing, they won silver (in their IDP category) and are successfully through to the inter-regional finals at the end of April representing the SE England. 

Congratulations to you both.

STEM news

STEM club teamed up with the gardening club this week to begin construction on a bug hotel for the community garden! Both clubs worked together to move some pallets and then start to fill it with twigs and bits of plant pot.

Hopefully this will make a safe hideaway for wildlife and promote some more biodiversity in the garden. 

Miss O'Brien. STEM Co-ordinator

more success for our equestrians!

A huge well done to our Equestrian squad who won their showjumping with style points class this week at Felbridge Equestrian Centre. For this competition the team not only have to jump clear but also have to maintain a good position and demonstrate excellent rhythm, balance and communication with the horse as they jump the course.

This win qualifies the squad for the National Championship later in the year. Congratulations to Ella, Phoebe and Imogen on their success.


What a huge success it was.  I am immensely proud of all the students involved and deeply grateful to everyone who has supported them on their musical journey.
To quote a parent, "The energy and supportive atmosphere on Thursday evening was the best I have ever experienced..."
I am thrilled that live performances have returned to Warden Park and look forward to welcoming you to the next one! 
We raised £332 from our ticket sales and the student bake sale raised a further £27.80.  Monies collected will go towards House charities.
Mr Hood, Curriculum Leader Music

Sussex School Games - Year 7 Netball finals

Congratulations to the Year 7 netball team who represented Mid Sussex in the Sussex Schools netball finals on Thursday 31st March at the University of Brighton. The team played in a round robin competition against Davisons (Southern), Hazelwick (Crawley), The Weald (Central), Seaford Head (South Downs), Ark Alexandra (Hastings & Rother) & The Regis (West Sussex West).

Despite some very cold weather and some adverse weather conditions including hail & snow; the squad finished in 3rd position.

Well done.

Miss Stockford, Teacher of PE

motor neurone bake sale

Last Saturday, Madison (Year 8) and her sister hosted a bake sale outside their house to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association as it is a charity very close to their hearts. Their target was to raise £200 but they ended up raising just over £1000 which is absolutely incredible!

They are very grateful for all of the generosity shown by their neighbours and friends. The Year 8 team are exceptionally proud of their achievement and entrepreneurship shown. Madison and the Year 8 team are hopeful this will inspire others to raise money for charities close to them. 

Miss Brooker, Head of Year 8

Fowp 300 winners: february

Congratulations to the following, who share a pot of nearly £60.
1st - number 32 - parents of CA in year 9
2nd - number 90 - parents of EJ in year 9
3rd - number 35 - parents of JA in year 7
Next month could be lucky for you if you join the 300 club!
Entry can be made via Parentpay. More participants means more winnings (up to £250 per month!) and more money for FOWP to use to support the school


Their journey to the final and match report after Easter!

Fundraising for a 3G defib!

Our Premises Manager, Mr Woolsey is taking part in the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride to raise funds for a defibrillator and secure box to house it for our 3G pitch at the Academy.

Inter house games results and final totals

Congratulations to Forest and well done to everyone who took part.

Parentpay payments for Parkes

From 25 April 2022, the minimum amount that can be added to a student's lunch money account via Parentpay will increase to £10. 

News from student futures

Brighton MET and Northbrook MET

We know that visits to college campuses are highly valuable experiences for prospective students and are also aware that a lot of time at school has been missed in the last two years. With this in mind we have decided that this year we will hold our dedicated Year 10 open events out of school hours. We hope this will mean more students are free to visit us to get their first taste of what life is like at college. So I am delighted to confirm that our Year 10 Taster Open Events will run on the following dates:

 Tuesday 5 July - 3.30-5.30pm

Brighton MET, Central Brighton Campus, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA

Northbrook MET, West Durrington Campus, Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6NU

Wednesday 6 July - 3.30-5.30pm

Northbrook MET, Broadwater Campus, Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8HJ

Wednesday 6 July -  3.30-5pm

Northbrook MET, Shoreham Airport Campus, Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FF

Thursday 7 July - 3.30-5pm

Brighton MET, East Brighton Campus, Wilson Avenue, Brighton, BN2 5PB

More details and the booking form can be found here:


If your next steps are undecided and you're not sure if further education is the best route for you, 
take a look at some apprenticeships that are currently available in our area. If you are interested please apply directly to the company - links on the job descriptions.


We’re offering free Gas & Electrical Taster Days at our Burgess Hill Centre for students that may be  considering a practical career in the future.

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Friday 8 April - End of Spring term.  Students dismissed by 1 pm

Monday 25 April - Start of Summer term

Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June - Half Term

Friday 24 June - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Friday 24 June - Year 11 Prom

Monday 27 June - Year 6 Parents Evening (joining in September 2022)

Friday 8 July - Sports Day

Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July - Enrichment / Work Experience Work

Thursday 21 July - End of Term.  Students dismissed by 1pm

Dates are subject to change - please keep an eye on your inbox and website calendar for updates 

donations for ukraine

Donations for refreshments served at Spring Concert raised  £187.90 and will go to Disasters Emergency Committee DEC Ukraine-Humanitarian-Appeal

Are you able to donate to one of our students fundraising for chestnut tree hospice?

Sophie Elliott in Year 7 is running the Brighton Mini Mile on Saturday to raise money for Chestnut Tree House, which provides hospice care to children in Sussex.

There's  a Just Giving page and she would be very grateful for any donations: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alicesophie



Can you make cupcakes, traybakes, sponges - in fact, anything cake related?!

We will be running another cake stall at the Spring Fair on Saturday 30th April. Let us know via our Facebook page or email us friendsofwardenpark@gmail.com if you can help.

summer term pe clubs

Click here for our Summer term PE clubs.


Dylan passed his Lambda Grade 6 (Bronze award) with Distinction (this is his fifth distinction in a row)!

Also he passed his grade 5 drum exam with distinction (his third distinction in a row).

That takes a serious amount of commitment, well done Dylan!

Mrs Finley, Head of Year 11

For students who are self isolating:

When students are self isolating and feeling well,  it is important that they keep up with their learning. For most lessons teachers will ask students to join a Google meet. These Google meets will take place at the same time as the timetabled lesson. Students should check their subject Google classrooms to find out details of the Google meets and the work that has been set by the teacher. There is advice on how to join a Google meet through Google classroom on this link. If students are struggling to join the Google Meet, or have questions about the work, it is important that they let their teacher know. 

Term Dates

Do not rely on Google searches when looking at term dates.  You must refer to term dates published in newsletter or on our website.  Thank you.

Click here for term dates 2021/22

FRIENDS 300 Club

Tickets are still available for the 300 club.  Each ticket costs £20 and gives you 12 opportunities to win – 1 a month.  3 numbers are drawn and will win a prize – the amount will vary depending on how many tickets have been sold in a particular month.  Tickets can be bought via ParentPay.