Emerson Park Academy

Endeavour, Persevere, Achieve

Year 6 to 7 Transition

Dear Parents and Carers,


May I take this opportunity to welcome you to Emerson Park Academy.


Choosing a secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and we hope, by choosing Emerson Park Academy, you will have found a school which meets all of your expectations.


Emerson Park Academy is a mixed comprehensive academy for 1050 pupils aged 11 to 16 years.  The Academy can trace its roots back to 1943 when it began life as the only Grammar School in the country to be formed during World War Two.  It moved to its present site, spacious and attractive grounds overlooking the Ingrebourne Valley in 1953 and became a comprehensive school twenty years later.  In 2022, Emerson Park Academy is thriving with a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement averaging 1000 applicants for 210 places in Year 7.  It is a traditional school with traditional values which, combined with modern day thinking, creates well-rounded individuals who excel in the arts, academically and in the sporting arena.


Academic success is important for all and yet we recognise that success is not always measured by academic performance.  This is something that we must not forget whilst preparing our pupils for a highly competitive world beyond school.


Managing complacency and ensuring that high expectations are maintained will be fundamental in ensuring that our successes continue to be built upon.  One thing is for certain, the future of Emerson Park Academy will be built upon a team effort.  If something is not right, we see it as an opportunity for development.  A history of excellence underpins the progressive nature of this school and I am looking forward to welcoming our new intake next year in order to continue our successes.


Alongside the normal admissions procedures (which can be found at www.havering.gov.uk) we run our Aptitude Testing programme.  This scheme offers 21 places in total to pupils that can display aptitude in music or sport.  The details of this can be found on our school website (www.emersonparkacademy.org).  The relevant forms are located in the prospectus for your convenience.  Completed forms must be submitted to the school by Friday, 7th October 2022.  The testing will take place on Saturday, 15th October 2022. 


I am confident that the prospectus will provide you with some understanding of our ethos at Emerson Park Academy and the excellent facilities which we have to offer.


I look forward to meeting with you in the near future.





Scott McGuinness

Head Teacher

You can also view the EPA Prospectus here.