We wish all students, parents and staff a very relaxing summer break. We return on Tuesday 2nd September with Year 7 at 08:40am, Years 8 to 12 from 10:10am.
New Uniform Orders
Any orders for uniform placed over the next few weeks can still be delivered to LPA. However reception is closed from Monday 21st Jul to Monday 1st Sept. Only one collection day is available, Thursday 14th August from 9am to 12pm.
LPA Open Evenings 2014-15
Come along and see what LPA has to offer your child for their secondary education. Read more for the key dates.
For the first time in over 15 years LPA have a cricket team that are Swindon champions. Well done to the Year 9/10 team for a great win over St Joseph's Catholic College.
Sixth Form Ready To Go
After three exciting days of induction (including a university visit) our new Year 12 students are ready to start their A levels on 2nd Sept. Building work to create a new common room, study area and sixth form classrooms will take place over the summer holidays. There are still a handful of places left if you've just completed your GCSEs and don't yet have your plans sorted - see our prospectus on this site for our entry requirements.
Older news - Ofsted report released
Parents and pupils will already know that the school was visited by a team of Ofsted inspectors on the 15th and 16th January. Even though Ofsted teams are now following a new tougher inspection regime, the visiting inspectors were clear that Lydiard Park Academy is a 'good school' in every sense, saying that 'pupils make good progress' and that 'the school is a safe, harmonious place where ambition and drive are valued and rewarded.'
The inspection team were very thorough and tough to please, making their final verdict all the more satisfying. They were also clear in their verbal feedback that the school has improved significantly since becoming an Academy, and also stated that opening a sixth form was exactly what the school now needed to be able to drive ambition and achievement even further forwards.
The new full report can be accessed via this link.
Clive Zimmerman Principal Lydiard Park Academy
Upcoming Key Dates
Thursday 21st August - Exam Results Day - Year 10 and 11 - New Sports Hall - 9:00am to 10:30am
Monday 1st September - INSET Day (Closed to all students)
Tuesday 2nd September - Year 7 start 08:40am, Years 8 to 12 start 10:10am.
Some Y8s had the opportunity to visit the Leisure Park to make short video clips in Spanish of the work they had completed on DONDE VIVO YO earlier in the term. They enjoyed showing off their group work in this manner and hope to use it to share with link schools in Nicaragua and Spain.