|Firth Park Academy|
|Department for Education URN||139334 Tables|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Colour(s)||Blue (light and dark), white|
It is partnered with Longley Park Sixth Form, HBH Academy Trust, Beck Primary School, Hucklow Primary School and others.
The school began as Firth Park Secondary School in 1920, becoming Firth Park Grammar School in 1937. This became the comprehensive Firth Park School in 1969. Old pupils of the school are known as Old Firparnians. In 2004, the Longley Park Sixth Form College was opened on the site of Firth Park Grammar School. The school gained specialist status as an Arts College and was renamed Firth Park Community Arts College. The school converted to academy status on 1 August 2013 and was renamed Firth Park Academy. The school is now sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust.
Currently, the school achieves average GCSEs grades; a large number of students entering the school have average attainment level of around 85%. The number of students achieving five or more A*-C GCSEs has been increasing for the past several years. The sixth form college for Firth Park Academy is Longley Park Sixth Form.
Notable former pupils
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy.(September 2017)
- Stuart Ford, goalkeeper
- Richard Hawley, musician with the Longpigs
- Mark Rhodes, footballer with Rotherham United
Firth Park Grammar School
- Robert Battersby CBE, Conservative MEP from 1979–89 for Humberside
- Gerald Brooke, arrested for smuggling anti-Soviet leaflets in USSR in 1965
- Howard Johnson, footballer
- Gordon Linacre CBE AFC DFM, Chairman from 1983–90 of Yorkshire Post Newspapers
- Lincoln Ralphs, Chief Education Officer from 1950–74 of Norfolk
- Roy Shaw, Secretary General from 1975–83 of the Arts Council of Great Britain
- Paul Truswell, Labour MP from 1997–2010 for Pudsey
Firth Park Secondary School
- "Any ex Firth Park School lads n lassies out there?". www.sheffieldforum.co.uk. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- School website