Firth Park Academy

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Firth Park Academy
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Chris Keen
Location Fircroft Avenue
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 0SD
 England Coordinates: 53°25′33″N 1°26′44″W / 53.42579°N 1.44548°W / 53.42579; -1.44548
DfE number 373/4003
DfE URN 139334 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1376
Gender Coeducational
Ages 10–16
Houses Eagles, Harriers, Hatters, Steelers & Sharks
Colours Blue (light and dark), black
Publication In Touch
Website www.firthparkacademy.org

Firth Park Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield, England.

It is partnered with Longley Park Sixth Form College, Hatfield Primary School, Beck Primary School and others.

History[edit]

It began its life as Firth Park Secondary School in 1920, becoming Firth Park Grammar School in 1937. This became the comprehensive Firth Park School in 1969. Old pupils of the school are known as Old Firparnians. In 2002, the Longley Park Sixth Form College was built on the site of Firth Park Grammar School. The school gained specialist status as an Arts College and was renamed Firth Park Community Arts College. The school converted to academy status on 1 August 2013 and was renamed Firth Park Academy.

Houses[edit]

In 2008-09 Firth Park Secondary School introduced the houses, based on the same principle on the houses in the Harry Potter movies. Student's were asked on how these houses would be named, and it was agreed they would be named after sport clubs in the area.

In 2013, with the change into an academy, the house names were changed, students had a selection of names to select based on influential people in history. The new house names are Bronte, Mandela, Da Vinci, Nightingale and King.

Academic performance[edit]

Currently, the school achieves average GCSEs grades; a large number of students entering the school have average attainment level of around 85%. The number of students achieving five or more A*-C GCSEs has been massivley increasing for the past several years. The sixth form college for FPCAC is Longley College.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Firth Park Grammar School[edit]

Firth Park Secondary School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Any ex Firth Park School lads n lassies out there?". www.sheffieldforum.co.uk. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 

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