Hove Park School
Hove Park School
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Hove Park School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form centre located over two sites in Hove, East Sussex, England.
The school is located over two sites in Hove: The Valley campus educates pupils aged 11 to 14 (academic years 7, 8 and 9), while the Nevill campus educates pupils aged 14 to 19 (academic years 10, 11 and sixth form). The school offers GCSEs, NVQs and A Levels.
In 2002 the school was accredited as a specialist Language College. Although the specialist schools programme has ended Hove Park School continues to specialise in languages, and offers courses in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, as well as extra-curricular courses in Japanese and Arabic, as well as some more common languages. The school also participates in the European Union funded Interreg IVa programme, which organises regular educational and cultural exchanges with pupils from Europe.
In August 2012, the school was first in Brighton and Hove for Most improved schools, being 2nd in the South East and 12th Nationally. Since then, an increase in their ofsted rating which sees them rise from a "satisfactory" rating to a "good rating", the second highest rating by ofsted. Most recently, they have issued students with their own Apple devices, and are one of the first schools in the country to do that.
Moves by authorities in 2013–14 to convert the school into an academy were opposed by many parents and teachers, campaigning as Hands Off Hove Park. In September 2014, Hove Park's then headteacher Derek Trimmer urged governors to oppose academy status, and the governors voted against the academy proposal.