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Lodge Park Academy

Lodge Park Academy understands the importance of a strong academic foundation. Our academy offers a diverse curriculum and enrichment offering to create well-rounded and confident students.


We offer a range of activities and clubs so that students can discover their passions and interests inside and outside the classroom.

For example:

The academy offers a wide range of music activities, which develop the all-round potential of our students.

A range of music teachers visit the academy and lessons are offered free of charge in woodwind, brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, violin and voice. It is our aim that, through curriculum-based lessons, our students will experience a wide variety of musical education and have ample opportunities to participate in practical and theatrical work.

The academy has the benefit of a sound and vision recording studio, which is available for use by students – especially those in music and performing arts and the local community.

Student Council through the House System

Aims and Ethos

The student council is a crucial part of the academy’s structure, promoting the academy’s core values of Ambition and Aspiration, Courage and Respect.

The student council ensures that all students within Lodge Park Academy have a voice that is listened to, encouraging all students to voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. Put simply, the student council is a force for improving Lodge Park Academy.

Having a student council helps to improve aspects of the school community by exercising students’ rights and allowing them to take responsibility for decisions made. The discussions and decisions will help to implement improvements to the school environment for learning and enjoyment.

What our students say:

I love being part of the student council because I’m helping people voice their opinions and suggestions to make the school a better place. We have lots of opportunities to discuss the changes being made and I love having that responsibility. - Honey

I really enjoy going to the meetings, representing my form and feeding back to them what we discussed. Recently we have been discussing possible rewards and sanctions to use within the academy and I like sharing ideas and hearing different opinions and what may/ may not have worked in the past and then having the opportunity to make changes for the better. - Cerys

I think the student council is essential in making the school a better place for everyone. In my opinion it is important that the students get a say in how their school is run- after all we are the ones that will potentially benefit from the changes. - Katie

Student Suggestion Box

Our students help with the decision making in the school and ensure that all students outside the student council are able to get their opinions across.  The council asked for student suggestion boxes. You can find these dotted round the school. We are a talking school. We ask students to tell us if they are experiencing any issues or problems in school and share any ideas they have with us that they think will improve the school.

Community Programmes

At Lodge Park Academy, we work closely with local primary schools and the community.

We work closely with our local feeder and other primary schools to ensure a smooth and effective transition from primary to secondary school.

In addition, we offer a variety of opportunities for primary students to come and learn within Lodge Park Academy and for our staff to visit local primary schools in order to support the transition process.