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Andy Cotton Opens New Geography Suite

The Park Community School has recently completed the relocation and refurbishment of a new Geography suite. The relocation has created new classrooms for Geography teaching and created a light and stimulating environment for this important area of the curriculum.  Students and staff have really appreciated the investment in the campus, not only has this created new Geography teaching areas but with other work completed over the summer English, Maths and Science has also gained additional...

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Sports Presentation Evening 2018

Thursday 5th July, we held the 7th Sports Presentation Evening which celebrated the success of our extra-curricular clubs.  Although a warm evening, the outcome was terrific with team captains delivering brave and confident speeches and awarding the talented students we have at Park.  The finale was the Ultimate Performer and Team of the Year awards.  Well done to all the students who attended and a big thank you to all the parents who came and supported the evening.

Ultimate Team...

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KS3 Awards Presentation Evening 2018

Each year we celebrate and share the success of some of our finest students who are making the most progress; who are the Highest Attaining and have had the best Attitude to Learning across all three years of their time so far at Park. As the students move from Year 9 into their GCSEs it is an opportune time to take stock and reward real, hard work.

This year we have 74 student winners for one of the awards across 15 different subject areas. This recognises the broad and balanced...

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Year 9 Girls Crowned Devon Rounders Champions

After an unbeaten season in the North Devon league and a well-earned victory in the North Devon Schools Final against Holsworthy (scoring an impressive 10 Rounder’s in 15 balls) the Year 9 Park girls were invited down to Plymouth on Wednesday to represent North Devon in the Devon Summer School Games. The girls put in an outstanding display and played exceptionally well during their League matches, beating Oakhampton College, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, Colyton Grammar and Plymouth High...

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Summer Concert 2018

On the 20th June parents, carers and students gathered in the school hall for an evening of impressive music and dance. The items varied greatly throughout the night moving from Grade 8 Chopin piano recitals to Korean Boy Band dances. The first half finale included a musical theatre performance from Hair Spray that showed off the talents of the students. In the second half there were some very moving performances from students where emotional expression through music was clearly evident. The...

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Year 9 North Devon Rounders Champions

Park were one of seven schools taking part in the North Devon Rounders Tournament at South Molton on 5 June.  The girls faced South Molton and Holsworthy in their pool and beat them both to win the pool (SMolton 5-1 + Holsworthy 6-4) They then played GTS in the Semi finals comfortably beating them 5 and a half to 1).  Holsworthy beat Bideford in their semi final which meant we had to play them again in the final. ...

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Ten Tors 2018

Ten tors 2018, was another successful one for park School. Our 35 mile team of Joshua Pullen (leader) Keira Worral and Truesanna Cooper (navigators), Harry Huxtable, Skye Pintus and Courtney Bateman-Curtis, completed the challenge as a team.

The weekend was a typical one on Dartmoor, strong winds, driving rain and hot sunny periods. The team started at 7am on Saturday in the...

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Exmoor Challenge 2018

This year Park School entered two teams into the Exmoor Challenge.  It is a tough 17 mile walk around some of the most undulating parts of Exmoor and must be completed to a fixed time line (5 hours 30 minutes!).  

Our two teams did really well and with the warm weather, coped with sun burn and blisters. 

The mixed team made up of: Amelia Pengelly, Will Pengelly, James Figes and Lily Gullon. They completed the walk on time and in first place, winning the challenge for mixed...

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More Gold Medals For Girls Football

Big congratulations to our Year 7 Girls Football team for becoming the NORTH DEVON CHAMPIONS. The girls did themselves proud with their fantastic attitude and commitment in the final. The girls now go on to represent North Devon in Newton Abbot on the 24th May, good luck girls!

Ski Trip 2018

On 31st March, thirty three students and 6 staff began the journey to Passo Tonale, Italy for the annual Ski trip. This year we had excellent snow conditions with a mixture of weather. We even had fresh snow on two of the days!!  On behalf of the staff who went on the trip I would like to say a huge thank you to the students who were exceptional in their behaviour and enthusiasm. We had a range of abilities and without exception everyone made great progress and showed resilience at all times...

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North Devon Schools' Gymnastics Competition

Congratulations to Team Park for an amazing day at the North Devon Schools' Gymnastics Competition, held at Falcons Gymnastics on the 24th March. Once again all 44 members of Park School made everybody proud, resulting in a total of 60 medals!

Park A U13 Girls Novice - 1st
Anya Muzard Clark, Eloise James , Isabel Gulliford, Amelie Bond, Charlotte Tucker

Park B U13 Girls Novice - 2nd
Lucie Sandwell, Libby Wheaton, Jess Mohabeer, Taylor Tymon, Millie Cowell


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A fun Pig Race Night

The Pig Racing Night proved to be a great success for all parents/carers and staff who attended the event on Friday 23rd March. 

During the course of the evening seven pigs were entered into eight races, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for the spectators, whilst raising an amazing total of £650 for the Friends of Park. 

We would like to thank everyone who attended the event, the Friends of Park for making it such a great success and the event Sponsors for their support...

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U14 Girls Football North Devon Champions 2018

They remain undefeated and the the ND Champions for the 3rd year in a row. The team now go on to the FA County Tournament on 24th April, in Newton Abbott.

"Every player has been so strong this year and have dominated games as a result of working so well together as a team. Once again it has been a pleasure to coach and watch these incredible girls!" - Miss Berry - Coach.

Congratulations to: Imogen Lang, Lucy Phillips, Charley Prouse, Darcey Locke, Tegan Harrison, Caitlin...

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Bloodhound Rocket Guild


Park Community School are launching a “Park Guilds” scheme to provide opportunities for students to take part in inspiring projects; teaching skills that prepare them for the future and beyond the classroom.  The first of these Guild events was the Bloodhound Rocket Guild held on Wednesday 7th March.

Combining skills...

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UKMT KS3 Maths Challenge

On the 5th March, four students attended the regional final of UKMT KS3 Maths Challenge held at Combe Dean School.
The Park School team were: Year 9 students Hallie Mitchell and Tom Paviour-Coward and Year 8 students Cerys Wild and Fin Carlyon.

It was a sterling performance, they achieved 3rd place, which is the best position we have achieved to date, equalling the 2015 team. They were close behind Launceston College and Devonport High School for Boys.

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Celebrating World Book Day 2018

This year The Park Community School once again celebrated World Book Day. Staff and KS3 students came wearing a fantastic array of costumes to represent famous book characters and the atmosphere round the school was fantastic. 

Everybody got involved and it was lovely to see such community spirit: forms created tutor boards to represent a book of their choice and creative writing and extreme reading competitions ran throughout the week. 

English teacher Natasha Aubrey said “It...

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Evening 2018

Fifteen students and proud family members attended an award ceremony on Wednesday 7th February at the Park Community School. Students achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and were presented with their award certificates and badges by the Major of Barnstaple, Mrs Julie Hunt.

Congratulations to : Zachary Adams, Emily Blundell, Turaya Chadburn, Kiara Clarke, Rhianna Cohen, Grace Dart, Owen Davies, Tara Davies, Alannah Grice, Kirsten Humm, Morgan Powe, Ellie Raymond, Tilly...

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Youth Speaks 2018

On Saturday 3rd February, we were represented by Kathryn Hassan, Mia Roscoe, and Cerys Wild in the Barnstaple heat of the Youth Speaks competition.

The calibre of speeches throughout the day was outstanding, and the competition was extremely tough - but Park's team gave a fantastic performance on the topic of Sexism and Equality, ensuring their success on the day.

Our team of headstrong young women delivered their presentation - 'How = Is Equal?' - with passion and confidence....

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Year 8 North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics Winners

The North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics competition took place at GTS on Friday 19th January. The team comprised of 6 boys and 6 girls with a reserve each. The events that they took part in included shot putt, standing long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and a number of track relay races.

Massive congratulations to all who took part as Park won the event out of seven other local schools! They will now go on to represent North Devon in the county indoor athletics event on the 22nd...

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Year 10 Rugby School Cup Champions

The year 9 & 10 Rugby School Cup Finals took place at Bideford RFC on Tuesday 16th January. The year 9s who were captained by Alex Hookway were up against Bideford and played hard for the duration of the game. The weather was horrendous to say the least but they stuck to their game plan and it was 12-12 at full time. Although they lost in extra time, man for man they could not have given any more. Injuries and fatigue played a big part in the end, but each and every one of the team...

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U14s and U15s in Rugby School Cup Final

Match Report byTeam  Captain Ryan Smale

On Tuesday 9th January, Year 10 rugby team competed in the school cup county competition semi-final against Pilton. The first half saw us playing downhill with both teams testing each other’s ability. Harry Cram scored the first try of the match, followed by two further tries by the determined Alex Jones and Peter Berry. Llewyn Jago...

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