Welcome to The Park Community School

Generations of Success

The Park Community School was formed in 1972, although our history along with parts of the campus dates back to 1910 with the former Barnstaple Boys and Barnstaple Girls Grammar schools.

The reputation of Park school is on the rise, having been oversubscribed for the last consecutive four years, and is now almost at the maximum planned admission of 1500 students.

Working together with the Tarka Learning Partnership, we can deliver the best possible provision for the children of Barnstaple and its surrounding areas. Students, staff, families, governors and our amazing alumni are working together towards a clear vision – to offer this community a world class education to rival the best in the region, whether state or independent school.

We are a truly comprehensive school, our intake is both demographically and academically broad.  We serve 31 feeder primary schools across a geographical radius in excess of 12 miles; however, many of our students travel a short distance and join us from one of our Trust partner schools or other local feeder schools.

We serve many students that, when joining us have good Key Stage 2 data, life experiences, support networks and opportunities.  We also serve students who may struggle to engage with learning and school and for whom we willingly go the extra mile in supporting them through inclusive provision and consistent care.

On joining the school each student enters one of our five Houses.  The House system is strong and part of our traditions and history.  The House system supports our pastoral care, allowing for a feeling of belonging, inclusion and family as our five Houses incorporates generations of local families and successes.

Park School is a wonderful place with a welcoming staff, student and parent community.  We are proud of our reputation within the community; many members of staff and local teachers choose to send their own children to us.  We are proud of our recent achievements and developments but strive for more, providing the very best education and opportunities for our community.