Finham Park 2 is an exciting, friendly and supportive 11-19 co-educational comprehensive school based on the West side of Coventry near the border of Solihull and close to Warwick University. We opened in September 2015 with 120 students and are growing year on year until we reach our full size of 800, including 6th form, by 2021.
In September 2016 we moved to our new building- a light and spacious, high quality refurbishment with superb facilities including a brand new sports hall. We are fully staffed with a positive, supportive, forward thinking team. We continue to be heavily oversubscribed each year. Our recent Ofsted (June 2018) described Finham Park 2 as a good school in all areas with “high aspirations for all pupils”, “a very comprehensive curriculum”, where “leaders are passionate about pupils’ development as fully rounded individuals.” and “pupils have positive attitudes to learning….and want to do well.” However, we are not complacent and our goal is not just to be an outstanding school, but a ‘world class’ one – something for the whole community to be proud of!
Finham Park 2 is a truly comprehensive school with 600 students on roll- to grow to 800 once the 6th Form opens. The vast majority of our students are happy, well-behaved, friendly, inquisitive, polite and wear their uniform with pride. On entry students are broadly in line with nation averages with approximately 85+% middle or higher prior attainment.
We aim to offer an exciting curriculum that provides opportunities for all students to ensure they all achieve and make the best progress they are capable of, no matter what their starting points; a curriculum that nurture every child’s talents and provides exceptional opportunities for students to have the ‘time of their lives’.
- over 50 Out of School Hours Learning (OOSHL) opportunities that all students must attend at least once a week;
- timetabled enrichment options in years 7 & 8;
- importance of creative subjects;
- importance of providing ‘World Class’ opportunities to all students e.g. trips to Covent Garden Opera House and Shanghai, China.
- Academic subjects such as Mandarin, Computing and Separate Sciences
Finham Park School, and more recently Finham Park Multi Academy Trust, the parent organisation of Finham Park 2, has been a highly regarded part of the educational landscape for over forty years. It has a long and proud history or providing the highest quality teaching and an innovative curriculum. The school has been judged as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted over a 10 year period. Finham Park 2 is supported by and proud to be part of Finham Park Multi Academy Trust. As part of the Multi Academy Trust, we enjoy working in collaboration with the other MAT schools. This provides fantastic opportunities for both our staff and students.
Successful candidates will join an established and growing team, where our teachers are committed to delivering a high quality, lively and interesting curriculum to challenge and inspire all of our students.
Following a recent audit from the Teacher Development Trust, these were some references made.
“[The headteacher] is absolutely inspiring, believes in us as individual practitioners and a professional body."
“All staff are able to contribute to and engage in decision making at FP2, with distributed leadership around CPD. This is a strength of the school.”
“The culture amongst staff at Finham Park 2 is exceptionally supportive. All staff welcome colleagues observing their practice without fear of judgement and understand that this is encouraged by leaders as an important aspect of continually developing as a practitioner.”
“The school has a proven track-record of "growing its own", with a strong culture in which individuals are able to seek out and access career development opportunities. Leaders plan carefully and flexibly to ensure that colleagues can always progress.”