Improved GCSE results at The Bushey Academy

Despite much harder exam content and no coursework, The Bushey Academy recorded improved GCSE results with more students getting higher grades and average attainment improving.  Special mention goes to Science with nearly four times as many students passing as last year, a magnificent improvement and the best result in the school’s history.

Of the many individual success stories, Bhavini Patel scored a record set of results with 8 Grade 9s, an A grade and two Grade 7s.  This gave her a personal Attainment 8 score of 90, which is the joint highest in the whole country.  Bhavini said: ‘Exams can be very stressful but without the great teachers at the academy, I would not have got the grades I did.’

Many of our successful students have enrolled in our 6th Form and we look forward to welcoming them back in September.


Jon Hebblethwaite


Non-Uniform Day

On the 26th of July the school held a non-uniform day to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. There were a number of activities that students could take part in. These included cake sales, hoop shooting and trying to score against our very own Bogdan Marian (see below), goalkeeper for Watford youth team. Lots of money was raised for this very worthy charity.


Key Stage 3 Concert

Yesterday evening saw a range of talent from Key Stage 3 perform some of the work they had collaborated on with students from the Purcell School. Violinists, violist, cellists and pianists all featured, playing a repertoire of music from Purcell to The Cranberries. It was great to see so many talented year 7 and 8 students showing such promise and talent. It will be an interesting time for the academy over the next few years to see how these musicians grow and develop.

Aspirations Speech from Colin Lewis of Lions Watford

Students from Year 8 were treated to a speech from former ISKA World Champion Kick Boxer, ISKA Team England Coach and entrepreneur Colin Lewis of Lions Watford. He talked to the students about why he left a successful career in sales at Apple, to pursue his dream of owning his own gym and training the next generation of world champions. Having just returned from ISKA World Championships in Ukraine with two of his junior fighters winning gold and silver, Colin talked the students about the mindset needed to achieve their goals. Colin has extensive experience working with students at risk of exclusion through the mentoring program Behind Every Kick, and has refereed and judged professionally for some of the best in his sport. He shared his knowledge and experience with the students in what was an inspiring and informative talk.

Careers Speech From Roy Appiah of Clifford Chance LLP

Students in year 8 received a speech from solicitor Roy Appiah of Clifford Chance LLP, a multinational law firm headquartered in London, and a member of the “Magic Circle” of leading British law firms. He talked to the students about his journey to becoming involved in high profile cases! Students hugely enjoyed the experience and the question and answer session was interesting and informative.

Year 11 Prom

This year’s Year 11 Prom was held at the Bushey Metropolitan Police Club. The boys and girls looked fantastic in their spectacular outfits. Congratulations to the prom king and queen who were voted for by the attendees.