Parkside Community School

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Parkside Community School


About Parkside Community School

Parkside Community School is a very good school but has a palpable hunger to become the very best school. This drive is the manifestation of the aspirations of the staff and governors for the futures of every individual child. Having secured significant improvements in recent years, our challenge now is to build on our strong practice to develop sustainable excellence in all that we do.

At Parkside Community School we believe that every child is capable of reaching their potential, and that many can exceed personal goals within a learning climate that is orderly, secure and focused on learning, achievement and celebration of successes.

We are determined to provide the best possible education for all students within a supportive and caring community by:

  • Investing in developing the highest standards in teaching and learning through professional development and collaborative planning
  • Providing the opportunity for each student to achieve the highest standard of work, ensuring success in GCSE and other nationally recognised public examinations
  • Placing great emphasis upon relationships, appearance and attitudes to others and ourselves
  • Providing a basis from which students can make informed, aspirational and realistic decisions about their future, developing close links with parents and the local community
  • Equipping students with the values, skills and abilities to not only cope, but thrive with an exciting and rapidly changing world, full of opportunity

Our school motto is: “Small school, Strong values, Great experiences”. 

As a small school, we are able to offer a genuine approach to personalised learning. Just as we have high expectations of our students, we work together to provide the very highest standards of teaching and learning across the curriculum. We recognise the need to respond to continuing change in education and society. We seek to combine, in our teaching and learning, the tried and tested, with innovative and exciting techniques that enhance learning and achievement. We are committed to ensuring that Parkside is an e-confident school, offering students and staff the very best opportunities to make effective use of new technologies to support their learning and teaching needs.

Parkside is a caring, harmonious community with a clear sense of purpose and a strong belief in the values of truth, honesty, tolerance and respect. We want children to feel safe and happy at Parkside; this is important because it is only when a child feels safe and happy that they can do their best and enjoy achieving. At Parkside we believe that parents, staff, students and the community must always work together in partnership and collaboration to ensure this happens.

Our website can only give a flavour of our school.  There is no substitute for visiting the school and seeing our staff and pupils in action. Please contact the school to make an appointment and arrange a tour of the school with myself or a member of the Senior Team – we would be delighted to meet you and show you our wonderful school.

Relationships within the school, and with the wider community, are excellent and are a key factor underpinning our recent and future success. The Governing Body is active and is rapidly responding to the school's needs in supporting the strategic direction of the school as we take the next steps in our exiting journey. 

For more information, please visit our website:

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Address: Boythorpe Avenue, Boythorpe, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1246 273458
What people say about us

“Staff know pupils as individuals and relationships between pupils and staff are positive.”

- Ofsted April 2017

“There is good provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Pupils’ individual needs are met well and they make very good progress.”

- Ofsted April 2017

Pastoral support is strong and pupils are supported to succeed in all aspects of school life

- Ofsted April 2017

Pupils behave well in lessons and around school.

- Ofsted April 2017

"Pupils’ individual needs are met well and they make very good progress.

- Ofsted April 2017