Welcome to Park School – a school full of smiles. The School was established in 1928 and is now a vibrant, thriving and very happy school of some 280 boys and girls. We have two classes in each year group from Reception to Year 6 with an average of 20 children in each class. Below that, we have an extremely popular Nursery with the large majority of our Nursery pupils moving up into our Reception classes at the age of four.
The site has grown tremendously over years of sustained investment. We currently occupy four large detached houses and very sizeable grounds with generous playgrounds, an astro pitch and additional buildings which include a sports hall, art room, dining hall, music room and extra classrooms. For their games lessons, children from Year 3 upwards use outstanding sporting facilities at the Littledown Sports Centre and the Kings Park Athletics Centre.
We have built a very strong reputation for excellence in the education of young children. Many of our children pass the test to one of our local Grammar Schools. Many also gain scholarships to local independent secondary schools. Our carefully differentiated teaching and support for those who need it mean that all of our children progress fast at their own level, whether they are academic high fliers or pupils benefiting from a steadier pace.
As well as our commitment to ensuring excellent academic progress, we are passionate about providing a broad curriculum including a wide range of high quality opportunities in sport, music, drama, art and design. It is our job to nurture the skills, abilities and talents of each individual, wherever these may lie.
Above all, we are a happy school. Our children understand that if they enjoy school and try their hardest in all that they do, there is nothing more that we can ask of them.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might”
(our school motto)
Words and pictures can only give you a flavour of the Park School ethos. Meeting the children and seeing their learning environment at first hand will provide you with a more complete picture of Park School. Please do come and visit us, it will be my pleasure to give you a tour of our school.
Andrew D Edwards