News archive 2011-2012


Olympic Concert at Stockwell Park High School, Friday 27th July 2012


The Olympic Concert involving the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Lambeth Music Service took place at Stockwell Park High School on Friday to mark the start of the London Olympics.

Click here to find out more from our pupil, Sarah Bello, who was involved in the performance!

Click here to read more in the South London Press.

Click here for a short video of the concert.

Notices for the new academic year, Friday 20th July 2012


Uniform Shop.

Changes to the Discipline and Behaviour Policy. 

Business and Enterprise RISE Challenge, Monday 16th July 2012


This academic year, our Year 9 pupils have been involved in the RISE (Rural India School Enterprise) Challenge, raising money for our partner school in West Bengal, India.

A total of £400.64 was raised by three teams of Year 9 pupils for our partner school!

Our winning team, Team ROAR (Reach Out and Rise), then competed in the annual HSBC Dragons' Den Final. The team won the Entrepreneurial Award for Business Acumen and achieved a 2nd place for their Dragons' Den presentation!

Click here to read more.

Click here to see the video.

Parade Day, Saturday 14th July 2012


Our annual Parade Day was a success with our Army Cadets, Scouts, St. John Ambulance Brigade and Girl Guides on parade! Click here for photos.

Sports Day, 11th July 2012


Sports Day this year was immensely successful. Once again, pupils and staff alike took part with great enthusiasm in anticipation of the London Olympics!

One highlight was undoubtedly the whole school Olympic spirit as pupils and staff stood side by side replicating the five Olympic rings out on the sports pitch.

Click here for photos.

School Champion in anti-homophobic bullying, 9th July 2012


Stockwell Park High School is now a School Champion in anti-homophobic bullying working in partnership with Stonewall. Click here to find out more.

Key Stage 3 Awards Evening, 5th July 2012


The outstanding achievements of our Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils were celebrated at the Key Stage 3 Awards Evening! Click here for photos.


Children's University Graduation, 29th June 2012


The school had its first group of pupils graduate from the Children's University on Wednesday 27th June 2012! The graduation was held at South Bank University with 48 young graduates receiving their awards! 

Click here to find out more. 


The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 8th June 2012


Our pupil, Melissa Branco, was the only school pupil invited to the Queen's Jubilee Lunch at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 5th June 2012! Melissa also met Prince Harry and Prince William as well as Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Following the event, Melissa was interviewed on the BBC One London News programme (1.30pm) and on BBC Radio London 94.9 (6am), on 6th June 2012.

Click here for photos.

Earlier, our Girl Guides also attended the Queen's River Pageant on Sunday 3rd June 2012, raising money for St Thomas' Hospital. Our pupils were given front row seats!

Click here for photos.


Save our MUGA pitch

18th May 2012


Since our outdoor sports pitch (sometimes called the Multi-Use Games Area, MUGA) was built, it has benefited our pupils and the community and demand has been high.

We would now like to increase our pupils' and local people's opportunities in sport by extending the use of the MUGA pitch after school. To do this, we need to ask Lambeth for permission and we need your support!

With the Olympics coming up, this is a great opportunity to share the health and fitness benefits of our excellent sports facilities with the community!

To date, we have received over 1,000 signatures and letters of support!

Click here to find out how to support our campaign.

Click here to read more about the campaign in the South London Press.


Our Army Cadets at the Worshipful Company of Fuellers meeting, 20th April 2012


Our Army Cadets from the 77 Rifles Detachment did us proud as Guards at the Worshipful Company of Fuellers meeting held at Mansion House.

This was a wonderful occasion for our Cadets, which included Joel Idahosa, Shekinah Gloria, Joao Albuquerque and Farhana Begum, who all had the opportunity to meet and talk to dignitaries and the Guest of Honour, HRH Prince Edward, about the many things they have learnt as Cadets.

Click here for photos.


Schools Minister Nick Gibb launches the National Reading Competition at our school, Tuesday 7th February 2012


The Schools Minister, from the Department for Education (DfE), launched the National Reading Competition and spoke about reading at Stockwell Park High School on the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the great novelists, Charles Dickens.

The launch was opened with wonderful speeches from our pupils.

Click here to read more.

Click here for a video of the speech.

Related articles in The Guardian and Times Educational Supplement.


South London Press, Friday 9th December 2011

Brightest pupils apply to join 'pathway' to top universities.


South London Press, Tuesday 15th November 2011

Silence as students pay their respects.


The Times, Friday 7th October 2011

Letting bright pupils learn to swim against the stream.


First day back, 9th September 2011

Hear how new and existing students felt on their first day of term in September. Students in Years 8 and 9 gave their views and the new intake of Year 7 students let us know their first impressions of the school.  

Click here for Year 7.

Click here for Year 8.

Click here for Year 9.


Grammar School Pathway, 1st September 2011


Hundreds of pupils in Stockwell will benefit from a new learning initiative being introduced at Stockwell Park High School this week. Click here to download a pdf of our press release.


Our GCSE results have shown significant improvement over the last few years and Platanos College is now one of the top-performing schools in the country.