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Welcome to Secondary

SCHOOL TIMES - 8.50am - 3.00pm

Our Secondary phase is co-located on Beacon Academy site, Beeches Road, but offers a separate unit within.  We currently have 6 classrooms, an interactive sensory room, hall,  and small garden.  We hold our own PE lessons with our qualified  PE Teacher with scheduled access to Beacon PE facilities such as Gym, Sports Hall, Astro Turf and Fitness Suite.  Some of our pupils access Trampoline sessions in the Community together with a weekly Taekwondo session at a purpose built gym in Crowborough.   We have weekly swimming sessions at Goldsmith's Leisure Centre, and for pupils that need Hydropool provision,  this is located on site.  We also have use of Beacon Canteen and playground for lunch times, but again this is at a separate time to the Beacon students.  We use a dedicated Food Tech room located at our Green Lane site for our Food Technology lessons.  


If appropriate,  students can access curriculum lessons within Beacon such as Maths, Science, PE, Dance and History.  Pupils are always supported by one of our TA's.

 We offer a friendly, caring and supportive KS3 provision to create the best learning environment for our pupils.

Climate change event Senior 4

Grove Park mile sponsored event May 2023

Armistice Day November 2022

Olympia Boxing chose Grove Park as "School of the month"
Pupils from both Beeches and Green Lane sites have been participating in boxing sessions every Tuesday morning.
As we were chosen as "School of the month" a few weeks ago a camera crew came in to see the pupils in action!
Here is a link to the YouTube video:

Very proud of all pupils!!

Parallel Games - May 2022

On Wednesday 11th of May, pupils from Beeches and Green Lane sites represented the school at this years Sussex Parallel Youth Games at the K2 in Crawley with pupils participating in Boccia, New Age Kurling, Golf, Tennis and Swimming.
All pupils demonstrated exceptional behaviour and competed to a high standard. We had medals in the swimming pool with Gareth and Iris and the tennis team Owen, Dan and Sophie achieved second place!
Well done to all pupils and staff!

Comic Relief 2022

Football Tournament

Armistice Day November 2021

Drusillas Visit October 2021 - Thanks to Golden Lions Children's Trust

Sports Day July 2021

Children In Need Activities at Secondary

Message to pupils at Secondary and Sixth form from the staff

Pictures of boys from Senior 1 working from home last week, Well done Jamie, Freddie and Bastian!

GPCT Funded sports kit

The Secondary school council wrote to the GPCT asking for their own sports kit.

The GPCT kindly agreed with the sponsorship of A&W Developments.

Pupils from Secondary have had a busy sports term as they competed in the recent Albion in the Community Football Tournament, the Parallel Games at K2,  Cricket Day at Sussex Cricket Ground, & Sussex Games.

A busy weekend in March saw a group of students, accompanied by staff, attend Brighton v Huddersfield Premier League match, with discounted tickets courtesy of Brighton & Hove Albion.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the day especially as Brighton won!

Also a small group of students attended the Its a Special Knockout Competition on Sunday, this event is organised by Crowborough and District Lions Club and they finished in second place, with only 1 point separated from the winners.  

All Secondary and some 6th Form pupils enjoyed a visit from Fil Kamps who has represented Great Britain and England in the deaf football teams and is a Paralympic athlete. He spoke about his career, answered lots of the pupils questions and tested their dribbling and shooting skills. The pupils had a great morning learning about his life and the challenges he has faced.

Grove Park Football Team for Albion in The Community Sept 18

Sports Day 2018

Sports Day is held every year in the Summer Term, and our 6th Form students join us for this event.

Camping Trip May 2018 -

For the last 2 years our students have had the opportunity to camp at Blacklands Farm and take part in various activities.  We are planning making this an annual event in the calendar.

Beacon Dance Fesitval

Some of our students joined the Beacon Dance Fesitval Peformance.

Sussex Cricket event

Students joined Sussex Cricket Club for a fun activity filled day.

Sports Relief Fundraising event - raising funds for our GPCT and Sports Relief - sponsored mile

Some pupils from Grove Park took part in the A Special Knockout competition run by the CROWBOROUGH AND DISTRICT LIONS CLUB.  This event was held on Sunday 4th March and was supported by parents. We are pleased to say our team came second!

All the Secondary pupils took part in a Road Safety Awareness presentation as part of Road Safety Week.

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Thank you for visiting our Phase page. In this area you will be able to read about events and activities students at our secondary phase have been participating in. 

What Some Of Our Students At Secondary Enjoy About Coming To School

All out Secondary pupils enjoyed the camping week from 15th May 2017.  Some pupils camped the whole week, some for a night and others participated in activities during the day.  Great fun was had by all.  

Secondary Camping Week - Blacklands Farm May 17

Its A Special Knocout 2017

Six students from Secondary & 6th Form took part in It's a Special Knockout Competition run by the Golden Lions on Sunday 12th March.  The event was held at St Bede's School and the Grove Park Team won first prize! Well done to all who took part.

South of England Show 2016

Senior 6, with some help from S5, entered the South of England Show again this year with two categories – School Horticultural Competition and School Tiles competition. They were delighted to win second prize for their Garden, which was against tough opposition! The staff and pupils worked very hard and they had a lot of positive comments from visitors on how colourful the garden was. Well done to all involved




Dance Performance

A group of our students took part in a Beacon Dance festival for two years running, which is for Beacon A level Dance students and several Primary schools; they did exceptionally well and parents from many local schools enjoyed the experience.




Brighton Football Club Day

Some Secondary pupils enjoyed a Football experience at Brighton Football Club.


Pevensey Castle Trip

S2 class spent the day exploring the ruins at Pevensey Castle and enjoyed using the Audio Tour. We saw lots of Castle Features and enjoyed some time at Pevensey Bay looking at the Coastal Features and Coastal Defences.



Sports Relief 2016

All the pupils took part in a run or walk around the sports track to raise money for Sports Relief. Some of the pupils managed to get sponsored and we raised over £500! Dan also did an event each day including swimming, running and taking part in Taekwondo.



Dungeness Power Station visit

Senior 5 and Senior 6 classes both visited Dungeness Power Station as part of their science curriculum. They learned a lot about power and electricity during their tour of the plant.



International Horse Show

We were lucky enough to be donated tickets and a private box with lunch for the International Horse Show in Olympia from Golden Lions. Students from Primary and secondary, who had a real interest in horses and riding were selected. They had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the day.



Evolution Revolution!

Secondary had a morning workshop to explore the differences and similarities between mammals across the ages. This included looking at various fossils through a microscope where they were fascinated to find insects from millions of years ago




Badger Bush Craft Day

Phil from Badger Bushcraft spent the day with secondary and along with Sixth Form the students made willow animals. Phil demonstrated how to tie the willow with cable ties and cover with mod roc which was then painted. It was an excellent day ‘Outside the classroom’ and developed the students so that they worked as a team. They created a Badger, Owl, Fox, Robin and Deer. Well done!
These will be kept in the secondary area at Secondary. 




Drusillas trip

The Golden Lion Charitable Trust organised a trip to Drusillas Animal Park in May, and some of our Secondary pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day!



Red Nose Day Fundraising

Pupils at the Secondary Phase took part in many activities including cake sale, dance routines and even a staff gunge session and raised over £160.00









World War II Bus visit

On Wednesday 10th December a double decker bus came to the Secondary phase. The Home Front Bus company provided an exciting experience to see a bombed out street inside the bus on the top deck and experience all the sounds and smells of being inside an air-raid shelter. On the bottom deck the bus was transformed into a life-like 1940s Living Room which featured a wireless and a range of original gas masks. At the back of the bus the students found a Grocery Shop and could see first hand the amount expected for Ration portions. While enjoying this experience the students moved onto making Anderson Shelters and Gas Mask boxes throughout the day.



Senior 3 & 4 Trip To Father Christmas World

The school was fortunate to have 10 tickets donated from Taylormade Dreams Charity to visit Father Christmas World in Tunbridge Wells. The students from Senior 3 and 4 went along and had an amazing experience. The venue made us feel very welcome and the pupils travelled on a train, visited the grotto, saw some very life like polar bears and even had a go at ice skating!






Secondary Trip to LEGOLAND

Some Secondary pupils thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to LEGOLAND, which was kindly funded by Golden Lion Children’s Trust. We were very lucky with the weather as well!







Easter Egg Hunt at Bowles Outdoor Centre

Bowles Outdoor Centre asked Grove Park Secondary and 6th Form to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They organised an Easter Egg Hunt and sledging activities, and the pupils had a great morning and returned to school with lots of Easter Eggs!



Senior 6 Plumpton College Course

Senior 6 are attending Plumpton College every Wednesday for 10 week block courses, starting with Horsecare and Sports (Adventurous Activities, leading on to a course in Vehicle Maintenance and Metalwork.   




Transport Police Visit

The Secondary pupils welcomed Michael Gosling, who is a Transport Policeman in London. He spoke to the pupils about rail safety and being safe around public places. They enjoyed the visit and discussed the duties of policemen.



Senior 6 Forest School Project

Senior 6 are planing to set up a Forest School, to teach other children how to survive in the Forest. We will show them how to make fires, build shelters and discover things about wildlife and nature.
Bryan says “I’ll show where to find wild garlic”
Max says “I’ll show you how to make jewellery from Elderwood”.
Isobel says “Ill help you build a shelter”.
Sam says “I’m your man to help make a fire”.
Lara says “I’ll show you how to cook marshmallows on the fire”.
Emilie says “I will tell you how to make soup out of stinging nettles”.
Joe says “I’ll show you how to make rope from stinging nettle stalks”. 



Anti-Bullying Film Day

The Secondary pupils took part in an Anti-bullying Film Day, and had the opportunity to make their own film about how to resolve any bullying issues, with the help of an outside Group – Ciniclub.