About Us

About Us

The Park Community School, or ‘Park’ as it is more commonly referred to, is an 11-16 co-educational, comprehensive secondary school with a rich and proud history serving Barnstaple and the surrounding villages since 1910.  Our PAN (Planned Admission Number) is for a maximum of 1500 students.

The school sits on a 22 acre campus at the edge of Rock Park, allowing good access for pedestrians and cyclists and is also close to the A361 for easy access by car. There is a large council-owned free parking area adjacent to the campus.

With its beautiful views out to Taw Estuary and beyond, there is plenty of space and facilities for our students to thrive, including some areas restricted to our younger students to support their transition from Primary to Secondary education.

In February 2019, Park joined the Tarka Learning Partnership (TLP). The TLP is a Multi Academy Trust that was formed in July 2018 to support the development of North Devon schools, led and hosted in the community. Working with the Trust we can deliver the best possible provision for young people in Barnstaple and the surrounding areas.

The Park Community School
Park Lane
North Devon
EX32 9AX


DfE URN: 146094

Ofsted URN: 116473

Exam Center Number: 54107