At Parkside Community School we believe that every child is capable of reaching their potential, and that many can exceed personal goals within a learning climate that is orderly, secure and focused on learning, achievement and celebration of successes.

We are determined to provide the best possible education for all students within a supportive and caring community by:

  • Providing the opportunity for each student to achieve the highest standard of work, ensuring success in GCSE and other nationally recognised public examinations
  • Placing great emphasis upon appearance and attitudes to others and ourselves
  • Providing a basis from which students can make informed and realistic decisions about their future, developing close links with parents and the local community
  • Equipping students with the attitude, skills and abilities to cope and thrive with a rapidly changing world

Being a small school, we are able to offer a genuine approach to personalised learning. Just as we have high expectations of our students, we work together to provide the very highest standards of teaching and learning across the curriculum. We recognise the need to respond to continuing change in education and society. We seek to combine, in our teaching and learning, the tried and tested, with innovative and exciting techniques that enhance learning and achievement. We are committed to ensuring that Parkside is an e-confident school, offering students and staff the very best opportunities to make effective use of new technologies to support their learning and teaching needs.

Parkside is a caring, harmonious community with a clear sense of purpose and and a strong belief in the values of truth, honesty, tolerance and respect. We want children to feel safe and happy at Parkside; this is important because it is only when a child feels safe and happy that they can do their best and enjoy achieving. At Parkside we believe that parents, staff, students and the community must always work together in partnership and collaboration to ensure this happens.

Our website can only give a flavour of our school.  There is no substitute for visiting the school and seeing our staff and pupils in action. Please contact the school to make an appointment and arrange a tour of the school with myself or a member of the Senior Team – we would be delighted to meet you and show you our wonderful school.


Ben Riggott