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GCSE results 2019: 32% 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 2019: English, 87% / Maths 80% 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 2019: The proportion of students who achieved both English and Maths at grade 9-4 is a truly impressive 77%!GCSE results 2019: 80% of students achieved grades 9-4 in 18 subjects






farewell to Mrs Renaut!

Amongst many other things, the outbreak of Coronavirus robbed us of a chance to say a proper goodbye to a valued colleague, Mrs Renaut who leaves us as Easter.

Since joining the Warden Park in 2009, Mrs Renaut has breathed life into the MFL department and her infectious enthusiasm and positivity have permeated through all who have worked with her. She is respected and valued, not just by her colleagues in the department, but also by the staff body as a whole. 

Mrs Renaut cares deeply about students, and this is part of what makes her such a great teacher, tutor, and leader in the school. Not every teacher would be able to convince her Year 10’s to don panda masks and perform a dance routine to a French song at last year’s Festival of Languages, but such is a testament to the strong relationships with students she has developed over the years. She will be sorely missed by staff and students alike, as will her croissant jewellery, and we wish her all the best in her exciting new future.

Mrs Renaut’s calm and cool persona will be greatly missed. She was a joy to work with and I know so many students will miss her greatly, as will the staff. 

Mr Kenrick, Headteacher

Goodbye Year 11

It may not have been the last day that we wanted for them, or that they had imagined, but Year 11 did us proud last Friday. They took on every challenge that came their way in the most challenging of circumstances, and to their enormous credit, they did it with a smile and in good humour. 

Never before have a Year 11 cohort been through something like this, and it is very difficult to come to terms with for all of us. However, this group of students have cemented a place in history. They were able to walk out on Friday afternoon with their heads held high and proud of all that they have achieved with us.

We will see them again, and have a proper send off, but for now, look after yourselves Year 11!

Mr Atwell, Assistant Headteacher

Warden Park girls enjoy a fantastic unbeaten season in all competitions

The Warden Park Academy U12 Girl’s football team have performed faultlessly so far this season. The girls are currently undefeated in the District League, County Cup and National Cup competitions. The squad train every week on Monday’s and Friday’s after school. They are some of the most punctual, dedicated, hardworking individuals making them an easy group to coach.

The County Cup run started off in round 2 against Bishop Luffa Angels in Chichester. The weather was absolutely appalling as was the pitch. This however, did not halt the girls in any shape or form as they went on to win the match 10-1. The team talk after the match was enlightening to say the least. The team were obviously very happy to have won the match comfortably, but were not at all pleased with conceding a goal. Even in this first competitive match for the school, the girls were not just happy with the win but desired a more perfect performance which was brilliant to see. This was the first sign that this team were going to be something special. The Quarter final saw Warden Park face Angmering School from Worthing whom in their previous round had won 10-0. Warden Park did not worry about this at all and put on a dominant display, eventually winning the match 7-0. Next was the Semi-Final match against Varndean. The match was extremely tight which showed in the score at half time with Warden Park being 1-0 up thanks to a fantastic solo run from Lucy Barker. The second half saw Warden Park take more control, taking a fast 3-0 lead with 10 minutes left of the match. Varndean showed a lot of fight, scoring two quick fire goals leaving the match 3-2 to Warden Park with only a few minutes left in the game. Siobhan McMahon took charge at this point and seized possession of the ball and drove at pace through the opposition, smashing the ball into the bottom corner, securing the 4-2 for Warden Park and putting them into the County Cup Final. The girls will face Gildredge House in the final.

The surprise package for this season has been the National Cup run that the girls have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. After receiving a bye into round 2, the team faced a strong Blatchington Mill side. Warden Park were 3-2 down in normal time until the last minute where Siobhan took control and equalised with a skilful solo run. The girl’s ended up playing their best football in extra time and went on to win the match 5-3. Next up in round 3 were Hove Park. The score finished 1-1 in normal time with both defences showing their determination to not allow any easy shots on goal. In extra time, chances were still few and far between until Emily Warren broke through and calmly slotted home giving Warden Park the win. Round 4 saw the team take on a common rival in Cardinal Newman. Most of the possession was taken by the opposition, however, the clinical passing and finishing from Warden Park paid dividends with the match finishing 6-1. The most recent match which was the round of 32 saw the girls face another common foe in Dorothy Stringer. A hatrick from Siobhan and a confident finish by Lilah Pygott meant the girls won the game 4-1 and put Warden Park into the round of 16. A fantastic achievement by all players involve and one in which they should be immensely proud of.

With the rest of the football season postponed until further notice, all that is left is to congratulate an amazing group of girls in what they have achieved. We wish them the best of luck in future matches and hope they carry on their fine winning form and bring home a trophy or two which would be well deserved.

Mr Timms, PE Department

social distancing tips from our senior student team

Our truly wonderful Year 10 Senior team have come up with a fantastic idea of keeping young people busy in the coming weeks and months.  They include ideas about how to stay in touch with your friends safely, baking, exercise and of course school work.  Please have a look and they intend to add some different things in the future.   The senior team have taken on this project without any prompts from me, which just shows what a wonderful group of students we have chosen.  A huge thank you.   

Click here for social distancing tips

Mr Sorrell, Deputy Headteacher 

A big thank you to an army of Year 8's who helped with the emergency exam hall set up last Friday for Year 11.

Also the small band of invigilators who came in at short notice.  Our Year 11's felt reassured and supported and you helped provide a sense of calm to proceedings.  Just what was needed in these anxious times.

Arham Bari in Year 11 put on a last minute after school revision session for his peers, in preparation for the assessments on Friday. This was really well attended and students were grateful for his support in such testing times.  Thank you Arham!

"DANKE SCHOEN" for your hard work, commitment and patience.  You are all individual stars with very bright futures and it's been a privilege to work with you. Take care and look after yourselves and each other. Auf wiedersehen, Frau O

Science refurb update- week 4

Some great strides made AGAIN with the Science refurbishment this week. 

teamgym success

Year 7's Sam Lloyd (far right) and Josh Hebert (far left), both in Miss Burke's tutor group, 72B, competed at the TeamGym Southern National Qualifier competition held at The Triangle, Burgess Hill, this Sunday. 

They were thrilled to get through to the British Championships TeamGym Finals which are being held in Liverpool this August.  

They were awarded Gold Medals for their efforts and their team, based at Hawth Gymnastics at K2 in Crawley, are looking forward to competing at a National level in the summer.

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Apprenticeship of the week




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Its news-feed function providing easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as Games, apps and technology, sex and relationships, health and wellbeing.

Mr Regan, Assistant Headteacher

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26 March 2020 - Year 9 Parents Evening (appointments) (4.45 pm onwards)

31 March, 1 and 2 April - Dance Show (tickets now on sale)

3 April 2020 - End of Spring term (students dismissed at 1 pm)

20 April 2020 - Start of Summer term


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 2019/2020 

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*Please note, majority of Inset days still to be allocated.

Dear Year 11 Dancers

I would like to take this time to express how wonderful you are as a year group and how proud I am of all your work you have achieved over the past three years.

You have spent many evenings with me working tirelessly to practice and create fantastic choreographies, I am truly devastated the Dance Show can not go ahead to showcase your amazing work and ability.

I would like to wish you all the best in an uncertain time and I will continue to support you all. 

All the best.

Miss Lelliott, Teacher of Dance

Class of 2020 Rugby

Year 7 - County Cup Runners up

Year 8 - County Cup Joint winners 

Year 9 - County Cup Runners up

Year 10 - County Cup Runners up

Year 11 - County Cup CHAMPIONS!



Tutor Group




Kassim B

Lovely contributions to class discussions.


Flossie B

Really coming out of her shell in contributing to whole class discussions.  


Ava W

Lovely contributions to group tasks and very positive during Faster Reader sessions.


Lucy B

Good participation in tutor activities, and regularly makes good contributions to the group.


Jack J

Great participation in Faster Reader and helpful in tutor time. 


Sasha M

For being helpful and supportive to other students in the tutor group. 


Lotte N

Regularly contributes to class discussions and takes part in lots of activities in and out of the classroom.


Sarah V

Sarah is always polite and in the correct uniform. It was great to see Sarah reading during the Faster Reader time.


Vanshi L

Thoroughly pleasant at all times, immaculate uniform and always doing the right thing


Archie B

Always engaged during tutor times, and is polite and has his uniform correct each day. 

Nathan joins CTFC Academy

Congratulations to Nathan who has secured a place at the CTFC Education Academy starting in August 2020.

Nathan he has been an excellent role model, building his confidence and resilience.

We are all so proud of Nathan and all he has achieved so far, he can now focus on revision and obtaining the best possible results in his GCSE's.

jack the lad visits the academy

These are very unsettling and challenging times, particularly for our Year 11 students who have spent the last five years working towards their GCSE exams, only to have the rug well and truly pulled out from under them. Their Prom,Leavers Assembly, BBQ, all of the things that they should be enjoying with their friends and peers over the next few months have currently been denied them.

However, the stars were very much in alignment on Monday morning when they were fortunate enough to be part of an amazingly inspirational extended assembly given by Jack 'The Lad' Hayes, better known for his many years as a breakfast time DJ on Heart FM.

Highly amusing, humbling and emotional, Jack took them on a journey of fear, courage, adversity and resilience beyond many of our understanding. His overall message of believing in themselves, never giving up, always being kind and adapting to change and challenge could not have been more timely.

The students were truly transfixed throughout the talk and the feedback given afterwards an absolute testament to how Jack had touched their hearts and minds.

Thank you so much Jack, let's hope the messages they took will help to carry them through their lives, and certainly the months ahead.

Here are some student quotes from his visit

I thought it was very inspiring and useful. It was very helpful. It’s definitely something which will help many people in the future. 

It was very well presented and took you on a roller-coaster of emotions but also sent a message over in a way our age would be interested in   

I thought it was an amazing assembly!! Jack was such a laugh and a great speaker!! Sad that it had to end to be honest. The words Jack said touched to the heart. Well done!! Thank you Jack  

To chase your dreams and not be with people that bring you down.

Never to change for anyone else.

To not give up and always know that it’s not the end if you fail something. There’s always a chance.  

Believing in yourself is a key factor to success, your grades don’t define what kind of person you are.  


A Shout out for shout out - for anyone whatever their crisis

We wanted to let you know about a new charity called Shout.  It is the UK's first free 24/7 crisis text line providing support for anyone, anytime, anywhere in the UK, whatever the crisis.

Anyone can text Shout to 85258 anonymously and FREE.

Shout is powered by a team of Crisis Volunteers, supported by expert Clinical Supervisors.  Texters text back and forth sharing only what they feel comfortable with and the conversation ends when you feel you are in a calm place and able to keep yourself safe.

Sam in action again!

Recently, Sam Tang represented Warden Park in the British Schools Judo Championships held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

This was a much-anticipated event for Sam as it was his first attempt at this title and having seen his older brother Aidan win it for the previous two years, the pressure was on!

Sam had a fantastic start by winning his first 2 matches for a place in the semi-final. Unfortunately, he was then thrown by an excellent Scottish player who went on to take gold. Such is the knock-out nature of the game means one loss puts an end to the contest. Sam then had to quickly overcome the disappointment of the loss and step up to compete to earn the bronze medal. He was up against another strong Scottish opponent however this time Sam executed an excellent throw followed by hold-down to win him the contest and the bronze medal.

We are particularly proud of his incredible bravery and high-level sportsmanship.He won and lost his matches with such good grace and is eager to improve and fight another day.

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)?

Our homes have become even more connected. More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes.

Click on the link below where it explains what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things’ and how to use these devices safely with your child.

Click here to find out more!