Firth Park Academy
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It is partnered with Longley Park Sixth Form College, HBH Academy Trust, Beck Primary School, Hucklow Primary School and others.
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 2004, the Longley Park Sixth Form College was opened 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. The school is now sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust.
In 2008-09, Firth Park Secondary School introduced houses, based on the same principle on the houses in the Harry Potter films. Students were asked how these houses should 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 choose from based on influential people in history. The new house names are Barnes and Chessum.
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 massively increasing for the past several years. The sixth form college for Firth Park Academy is Longley College.
Notable former pupils
- Stuart Ford, goalkeeper
- Richard Hawley, musician with the Longpigs
- Mark Rhodes, footballer with Rotherham United
- Paul Truswell, Labour MP from 1997-2010 for Pudsey
Firth Park Grammar School
- Robert Battersby CBE, Conservative MEP from 1979-89 for Humberside
- Ian Bellany, Professor of Politics from 1979-2006 at the University of Lancaster
- Peter Dawson, Professor of Radiology from 1999-2009 at University College Hospital
- Howard Johnson, footballer
- Gordon Linacre CBE AFC DFM, Chairman from 1983-90 of Yorkshire Post Newspapers
- Lincoln Ralphs, Chief Education Officer from 1950-74 of Norfolk
- Roy Shaw, Secretary General from 1975-83 of the Arts Council of Great Britain
Firth Park Secondary School
- John Bridge, the first person to be awarded a bar to the George Medal was a teacher at the school before and after the Second World War
- Gordon Hobson, footballer
- "Any ex Firth Park School lads n lassies out there?". www.sheffieldforum.co.uk. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.