About Us

Headteacher Mrs Melanie Dowler
Mrs Melanie Dowler, 
Headteacher | Park School

Welcome to Park School, Bournemouth 

From their first day at Park School, children feel the strength of our family ethos, and are encouraged to achieve in every area of school life. Members of staff throughout the school are committed to the happiness, welfare and success of every pupil. Park School had the most recent Full ISI Inspection, in February 2023, being awarded the highest possible grade, Excellent, across all areas of School and EYFS. The ISI report said that “pupils have excellent attitudes to learning” and that “pupils have great success in their achievements outside of the formal curriculum”.

The popularity of Park School is rooted in the wide range of opportunities and experiences on offer here. Core subjects are supplemented by lessons in technology, languages, the arts, personal, social and health education, reasoning and critical thinking. Carefully differentiated teaching enables children to progress at different rates, challenging our high-fliers and providing individual support for those who require it. A full programme of sports and activities help Park children to become well-rounded, self-reliant individuals who love to learn. It is no accident that so many of our pupils win places and scholarships at local senior schools.

Above all, we are P.A.R.K. - Polite, Ambitious, Resilient and Kind. The values children take away with them from Park School go hand in hand with new skills learned, and new friendships made, empowering them to approach the next stage in their education with confidence, determination and respect for others.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

I am proud of what we do here at Park School, and I hope you will come and visit us. It will be my personal pleasure to escort you on a tour of our lovely school.