Welcome to our website

Dr T Rickwood


I am very pleased to welcome you as prospective students and parents of Parkside School.


Parkside offers the high quality education that students deserve and that parents, quite rightly, demand for their children. It is our aim that all students achieve their potential in a positive and harmonious working environment. The school strives to create an atmosphere of calm endeavour within which teaching and learning are valued as the key activities.


In the recent Ofsted report, the inspectors have praised the way the school supports students’ personal well being and the high quality care and support students receive.  “Parkside has an outstanding school ethos that places students at the centre of everything it does.”


In September 2004 the school was designated a specialist school in the Performing Arts and we now have excellent facilities and staff to support both our students and the local community.  Many partnerships have grown from this specialism and the school offers an unrivalled programme of extra curricular activities for all students.


The school offers high quality, brand new facilities in all subject areas and excellent student facilities for both study and recreation.  The school prepares students for life in a 21st century environment and the delivery of the curriculum employs the use of the most up to date information technology.  .


Today, the education of young people is about a successful partnership. Our students, school staff and parents form this partnership and together we can make the difference to your child’s future. Together we can achieve ‘Excellence for all’.


Dr Tony Rickwood



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