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Whole School 16/17

The Selfish Giant

At the start of the Summer term, we were very fortunate to once again host the Image Musical Theatre company. This year’s production was a fantastic retelling of ‘The Selfish Giant’ written by Oscar Wilde.


Some lucky children were chosen to play small parts in the production whilst the rest of the children formed the chorus. The day started with a workshop to teach the children the songs, so they could sing along.


The performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we look forward to welcoming Image Musical Theatre next year where they will be presenting their adaption of ‘Robin Hood’.

World Book Day 2017

As part of World Book Day celebrations, all classes across the school chose an era of British history as inspiration for their costumes. The children wore some amazing period costumes from Tudor and Shakespearian times, the Stone Age and from across the different decades of recent British history. Even the staff got in on the act! Have a look at some of their costumes.

At Park Road Academy, we promoted Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017. Have a look at the tweets below to see what the different year groups did to learn more about eSafety and staying safe online.

International Week

What a fabulous International Week at Park Road Academy!

The week started with a wonderful display of Spanish Flamenco dancing, performed by Miriam Waters-Lopez.

All children, from Nursery right through to Year 6, were able to travel from country to country to sample a range of exciting learning opportunities. Activities included:


  • Mask making and football in Brazil
  • Performing the Haka in New Zealand
  • Pizza making in Italy
  • Elephant mask making and rugby in Kenya
  • Constructing the Eiffel Tower out of art straws in France
  • Making Napoleon’s tricorn hat
  • Food tasting in Spain
  • Constructing the White House in the USA
  • Making soda bread in Ireland and performing the River Dance

Our school was in the top 10% nationally for children's progress in 2015


Park Road Academy has recently been awarded a certificate recognising all the hard work completed by our staff and pupils! Our school was in the top 10% nationally for children's progress in 2015.


A huge well done to all involved; keep up the hard work!

Sport Relief

For Sport Relief this year, Park Road held a number of fundraising events. We completed the Sport Relief Mile around our school field- you needed to run 11 laps to equal one mile! Children also came to school dressed up as their favourite sporting hero.


In the morning, Year 4 put on an assembly about Sport Relief for the whole school. It was very informative and taught us exactly how Sport Relief spends the money that we help to raise.

Y5 Working with Sarah Oliver

Children in Need 2015


The school raised

Christmas tree festival

St Albans church  had a Christmas tree festival.  Our tree’s theme was Christmas Round the World. Every class made decorations for the tree. We are very proud of the tree. It had many admirers over the weekend.