Park House System

Park House System

On entering the school students are placed in one of five Houses and remain in this House throughout their time at The Park.

Houses with Heads of House

Chichester – Michael Cuthbertson
Drake – Josh Phillips
Fortescue – Alan Blanchard
Kingsley – Sandie Blair
Raleigh – Mollie Parsons

One of the most important features of The Park Community School is its House system. It is a source of considerable pride for each student. Each House has its own identity and colours, with students wearing their House colour as part of their uniform; on school ties and coloured blouses.

The House system provides students with opportunities to work together as a team and to compete in an open and friendly way. Multiple inter-House competitions run throughout the year, from academic and progress achievement awards to sport competitions. Each House also makes regular collections for charities of their choice and this plays an important role in the life of the school. From Year 7 onwards, students are encouraged to participate in House and School Councils which involve students directly in their school and ways of improving it. This is extended in Year 11 when students are encouraged to accept responsibility as Prefects, led by a House Head Prefect with their deputies.

Tutors are members of the same House as their Tutor Group. A students’ Tutor will stay with them for the five year journey through school and will be the first person students can turn to for support.

Each Tutor sees his/her group for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Well Being Education. This is organised on a yearly basis by co-ordinator of PSHEE, Anne Duthuit, who is responsible for coordinating and up-dating the Tutor Programmes.