Bower Park Academy

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Bower Park Academy (formerly Bower Park School) is a secondary school with academy status, located in the Romford area of the London Borough of Havering, England.


The school opened in 1949 as Chase Cross secondary modern. It was reorganised as a comprehensive school in 1971. In 1989 it was amalgamated with Forest Lodge School and it was renamed to its current name, Bower Park.

In 2007 the school got new sports facilities which included a new sports hall as well as an astro turf pitch. This was opened by boxing legend Frank Bruno (MBE).

In a 2009 Ofsted report the school was given the mark "Satisfactory".

The school gained its specialist Arts College (media) status in 2010.

Bower Park School has converted to an academy on 1 February 2013, but continues to have media arts as a specialism.


Creative Media, English, Humanities, ICT, Languages, Maths, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Studies.

International Projects

In 2011, students from the Bower Park School Basket Ball team shadowed students from Ridge Community High School in a cultural exchange programme as part of their tour to Florida.

Notable former pupils

  • Jo O'Meara, Recording Artist
  • Mark Hunter, Olympic Gold Medallist

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