We want to apologise for the frustration caused by making our open event virtual when other local schools are still carrying out events. This decision has been made in conjunction with Public Health England and the local authority.
We understand that it is difficult to make decisions about secondary schools. We hope you understand that we are working in and responding to a continually changing picture which is specific to Parkside school, its location and the number of parents who are likely to want to visit.
We are working with the local authority to look at the range of options available to us which are COVID safe. We will try to provide some alternatives, but if we are able to numbers will be very limited.
This Year's Open Evening is scheduled for Tuesday 5th October, for prospective new students to start in September 2022 will now be a virtual event.
Parkside’s Resourced Provision has commissioned places for 12 students (at any one time) however it is currently oversubscribed. Following discussions with the Local Authority we are capping the number of students on roll in the centre back to a fixed number of 12, thus dealing with the oversubscription and to provide a safe and effective additional provision. This means that we will be not be accepting any Resourced Provision consultations for the 2022-23 and 23-24 academic years. You are still within your right to ask for Parkside to be consulted however we want to be upfront that we will be identifying that we cannot meet needs on health and safety grounds / inefficient use of resources. We advise that you discuss your options with the Local Authority for suitable placements.