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.
A Place to Learn
The site has grown significantly over the years thanks to sustained investment. We currently occupy a number of large detached buildings and sizeable grounds with generous play areas. Additional facilities include a sports hall, art/science rooms, dining hall and kitchen, music rooms, an ICT suite and libraries.
Sports and Facilities
The school also uses Dean Park, a magnificent 6 1/2 acre sports venue situated in the middle of Bournemouth, a few minutes drive from the main site. Our pupils use Dean Park for games lessons and sport, transported there in the school’s fleet of minibuses.
You can read more about sports at Park School here.
Work and Pastoral Care
We use the National Curriculum as a base for study, supplementing it with a great deal of work of our own devising. Emphasis is placed on the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, the school timetable offers History, Geography, Religious Education, Computer Studies, PE and Games, Music, Art and Design, Drama and Technology. French is taught throughout the school starting with the youngest Reception class.
Bringing Out the Best in Your Child
The school enjoys a reputation for excellence in many fields. However, at the heart of all that we do is the belief that children will achieve their best when they are happy. What we care about most is producing well-rounded and complete young people; children who will move on from us with confidence, ready for life’s challenges.
The Road to Success
Over the years our results have been first class. Many of our children pass the entrance tests to one of our local Grammar Schools or win academic scholarships to senior independent schools. Our focus on developing the whole child across a broad curriculum also means that a high number of non-academic scholarships are awarded to our Year 6 leavers.
The Partnership with Parents
Parental involvement in the teaching/learning process is seen as a crucial element to pupil success. Our philosophy is simple…we succeed together.
Parents are regularly invited to assemblies and drama productions and are encouraged to accompany the children on educational trips and visits.
The school has a thriving Parent’s Association (Friends of Park School) which puts on a programme of events throughout the year.