Sheffield Park Academy

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Sheffield Park Academy
Sheffield Park Academy
Beaumont Road North

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S2 1SN

Coordinates 53°22′29″N1°25′16″W / 53.37464°N 1.42117°W / 53.37464; -1.42117 Coordinates: 53°22′29″N1°25′16″W / 53.37464°N 1.42117°W / 53.37464; -1.42117
Type Academy
MottoThe Best In Everyone
Established2006 [1]
Local authority Sheffield City Council
Trust United Learning
Department for Education URN 131895 Tables
Ofsted Reports
PrincipalMr Stephen Dixon
Gender Co-educational
Age11to 19

Sheffield Park Academy is a high performing 11–18 secondary school in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, with almost 1,200 pupils, including 150 in a dedicated Sixth Form.


The academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools whose motto is 'the best in everyone'. [2] It opened in 2006 on the site of the predecessor school, Waltheof, [3] moving into a £30 million, purpose-built facility in 2008.

Since then, the academy's sustained academic success has seen it placed in the top 5% of schools in the country according to the Progress 8 measure. [4] [5] This is the government's new measure that records pupil progress from the end of the primary school to the end of secondary school.


The academy is a co-educational school, catering for pupils aged 11 to 18, of all faiths and none. It has a dedicated Sixth Form, which maintains an excellent record of students going on to university or employment and apprenticeships. [6]

Academic achievements

After a visit from Ofsted in October 2017, the academy maintained its 'Good' grading in all aspects of the inspection framework. Inspectors also noted how the academy had "taken action to respond to the areas for improvement identified in the last inspection report". [7]

Key findings of the inspection report were as follows:

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