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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 subjectsOpen Morning bookings now being taken. Call our Reception team Tel 01444 457881 to reserve your place


LATEST NEWSLETTER: monday 23 september 2019



News from the senior student team

This week’s assembly on Character for Learning was delivered by Ms Wheeler and Mr Sorrell. The assembly taught us the importance of having a good work ethic and always being engaged. We were introduced to a new system - ‘Character for Learning’ - which is to replace ‘Attitude to Learning’. This new system has 4 different levels: Disengaged learner, Passive Learner, Consistently Engaged learner and Role Model.


It was explained that for a student to be awarded 'Role Model' as their character for learning grade, they need to consistently be 'going above and beyond' and be consistently proactive in their learning by doing things like re-drafting their work and thinking of ways to try and problem-solve before relying on their teacher.


Mr Sorrell shared his own experience of school with us and reflected that he wished that he had been more proactive in some aspects of his education as he may have been able to 'hit the ground running' more when he got to college.


Overall, the assembly made us think about our own strengths and areas for development. We agreed that out of everything, the most important aspect of character is to be kind in all that you do.

Senior Student Team 

Equestrian success

The equestrian squad have had an excellent result in their first showjumping competition of the academic year held at Hickstead earlier this week.

Phoebe, Luke and Evie were one of only two teams to go clear out of a field of twelve  in the 75-80cm class. They went on to achieve a fantastic second place overall. In the 85-95cm Liv, Dana and Henry jumped great rounds, finishing with 8 faults between them. Henry put up an impressive clear round finishing fourth individually.

Overall this is an excellent set of results in what is always a challenging competition. Well done to all the students involved.

A huge thank you to our parental team of Sue Nolan and Faye Whiting for their organisation of entries and management of the team on the day.

If your child is a horse rider who competes regularly and is interested in being part of the equestrian squad, please contact Ms Simmons for more details. nsimmons@wardenpark.co.uk

News from PE!


Boys rugby shorts and rain jackets (both personalised with your child's name embroidered) are now available to purchase on line from Bob Woolmer Sales.  Click on link below,

The rain jacket in particular is very useful as not only can it be worn for clubs and fixtures in the cooler months but is a practical jacket to wear to and from the Academy.

Click here for the Bob Woolmer Sales website dedicated to Warden Park PE clothing

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October 2019 half term courses

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Academy Cleaner 

at Warden Park Primary Academy, New England Road, Haywards Heath

An opportunity has arisen to join our busy premises team at Warden Park Primary Academy in Haywards Heath as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work to ensure that both their designated duties and areas to be cleaned are carried out to a high standard. This post will make a vital contribution to the well-being of students and staff by providing them with clean and hygienic surroundings that inspire good teaching and learning.

This is a part time, term time only for 17½ hours per week Monday to Friday, 2.45 pm to 6.30 pm including a 15 minute unpaid break.  The salary scale for this post is SLT Grade 1/2 Point 10 and the hourly rate is currently £8.23 per hour.   The successful candidate will be required to work for 43.4 weeks per year (and be entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday) as follows:

Term time   =   38 weeks

Inset Days   =    1 week

Holiday work  =    4.4 weeks (22 days) worked during official school holidays

If you are interested in applying for this post please download an application form

https://www.wardenparkprimary.co.uk/job-opportunities and where possible return this by email to office@wardenparkprimary.co.uk .  For further information please contact the Primary Academy Premises Manager, David Gingell, telephone 01444 451264.

Closing Date for applications: 10 am Tuesday 24 September 2019

Interviews:  Thursday 26 September 2019



We have had quite a few requests from students to have a supply of magazines in the LRC, we have had suggestions involving all sorts of sports, computers, animals and wildlife, art and design, science, geography, history, teen issues, fashion, music, cars etc.

For us to hold a varied selection of magazines we would have to dip quite heftily into our LRC budget, so to save school funds and also take the environment into consideration we are hoping that maybe you would be happy to donate any magazines that you have on subscription or purchase for your children that are still in reasonable condition to the LRC, once they have finished with it.

If your child has enjoyed reading it, passing it on to more children to peruse would be fantastic, and let it avoid the recycling bin just yet.

Mrs Targett, LRC Manager

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26 September - Post 16 Careers Evening (6 pm onwards)

3 October - Year 7 Familiarisation Evening (4 pm onwards)

28 October to 1 November inclusive - half term

29 November - Inset say (Academy closed to students)

12 December - Year 11 Parents Evening (appointments) (4.45 pm onwards)

18 December - Christmas lunch in Parkes

18 December - Christmas Concert (performance starts at 6.30 pm)

20 December - last day of Autumn term (students dismissed at 1 pm)

23 December to 3 January 2020 inclusive (Christmas holiday)

6 January 2020 - students return for the Spring 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 

**term dates set for next academic year 2020/2021**

Click here for term dates 2020/2021

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

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.

We have a large amount of lost property unclaimed from the Summer term including a box full of water bottles and football boots.

Please check blazers / bags for tags and encourage students to check lost property.

Please email our Secure Cloakroom cloakroom@wardenpark.co.uk with a brief description of any items lost.  We will do our best to return items to their rightful owners.

Unclaimed lost property will be disposed of shortly before October half term.

Many thanks.

Secure Cloakroom