School News

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2021/22 Academic Year

2021/22 Academic Year

Park’s Wildflower Meadow

Date: 12th July 2022

A group of volunteers helped to prepare our wildflower meadow earlier in the year – thanks to Mr Tamlyn and family, Miss Borbely, Chris Gosney...

2021/22 Academic Year

Dance Show 2022

Date: 15th July 2022

2021/22 Academic Year

Kids Wrote This Magazine

Date: 31st May 2022

The latest Student Magazine, designed and written by our wonderful student team – guided by Miss Sweet-Escott – has been published. Packed with interesting articles,...

2021/22 Academic Year

Prom 2022

Date: 1st July 2022

On 1st July, the clouds parted and the sun shone down just in time for the start of the Park Community School Year 11 Prom. ...

2021/22 Academic Year

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Date: 9th June 2022

This week we were delighted to receive a certificate that marks and celebrates the hours of volunteering that our DoE students have undertaken in pursuit...

2021/22 Academic Year

Surf Competition

Date: 17th June 2022

An amazing effort was shown by all of the team today at the North Devon Schools Surf Competition. Particularly well done to Evie Sweetman who...

2021/22 Academic Year

STEM Go Kart Race

Date: 16th June 2022

On Wednesday a group of 8 students from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 took our STEM electric go-kart to race at our first Greenpower...

2021/22 Academic Year

Bronze Arts Award

Date: 8th June 2022

A group of year 9 students have been working hard for their Bronze Arts Award. They are working alongside the Barnstaple Museum and textiles artist...

2021/22 Academic Year

Junior Doctor Visit

Date: 24th May 2022

2021/22 Academic Year

Rainbow Flag Award

Date: 11th May 2022

2021/22 Academic Year

Queen’s Jubilee Exhibition

Date: 1st June 2022

2021/22 Academic Year

Equine Excellence

Date: 29th April 2022

Last weekend a group of students represented the school in competition as The Park Community School Show Jumping Team, under the guidance of Ms Beaman....

2020/21 Academic Year

2020/21 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea November 2020

Date: 19th November 2020

At this time of year we would normally invite our parents/carers to join our Heads of House and Governors in School to celebrate our students...

2019/20 Academic Year

2019/20 Academic Year

World Book Day Fun At Park

Date: 6th March 2020

To celebrate World Book Day The Park Community School enjoyed a glorious array of character costumes from both students and staff. English Teacher Ms Emily...

2019/20 Academic Year

U13 North Devon Netball Tournament 2020

Date: 4th March 2021

On Wednesday 4th March, 2020 our year 8 Netball team had their North Devon Netball Tournament. Another sporting fixture taking place in awful weather conditions,...

2019/20 Academic Year

English Schools Cross Country Cup National Final

Date: 10th December 2019

Congratulations to the Park Community School Year 7 and 8 Cross Country team who were the only state school team to reach the English Schools...

2019/20 Academic Year

District Rotary Young Chef competition Winner

Date: 13th December 2019

A big congratulations to Megan Burnell 10JS who was awarded First Place at the District Rotary Young Chef competition held at Petroc this week. Megan...

2019/20 Academic Year

North Devon Youth Speaks Winners

Date: 8th February 2020

Date: Saturday, 8 February, 2020 Youth Speaks is an opportunity for young people to develop the ability to speak on a public platform, carry out...

2019/20 Academic Year

North Devon Rugby Festival 2020

Date: 28th February 2020

On Friday 28th February Mr Blanchard and Mrs Whiskin took fifteen U13 girls to the North Devon Rugby Festival. In absolutely horrendous conditions, they played...

2019/20 Academic Year

Longitude Explorer Prize

Date: 4th March 2020

Congratulations to our Park School team who have been named semi-finalists in the running to win the Longitude Explorer Prize. Good luck in the next...

2019/20 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Gymnastics competition

Date: 1st March 2020

On Sunday 1st March 2020, Park School competed in the North Devon Schools Gymnastics competition held at Kingsley School, Bideford. Fifty gymnasts took part and...

2018/19 Academic Year

2018/19 Academic Year

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2019

Date: 1st June 2019

At Park Community School, we are committed to providing students in Years 9, 10 and 11 with access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme....

2018/19 Academic Year

Andy Cotton Opens New Geography Suite

Date: 14th September 2018

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...

2018/19 Academic Year

South West Floor and Vault Competition Results

Date: 4th March 2019

On Sunday 3rd March 2019, 21 students represented Park at the South West Floor & Vault competition at Kingsley, Bideford. The standard at the competition...

2018/19 Academic Year

Winner of the UKMT Regional Team Maths Challenge

Date: 7th March 2019

A huge congratulations to four students, Fin Carlyon (Year 9), Jacob Phillips (Year 8), Sethini Vanderbona (Year 8) and Harry Gammon (Year 9), who attended...

2018/19 Academic Year

Year 9 Rugby Team are North Devon Champions!

Congratulations to the Year 9 Rugby team who were crowned North Devon Champions on Wednesday 27th March, 2019

2018/19 Academic Year

North Devon Chess Champions

Date: 29th March 2019

Park Community School entered two teams into the DTSA North Devon Spring Chess Tournament on Friday 29th March. Our A team won the competition with...

2018/19 Academic Year

Exmoor Challenge 2019

Date: 4th May 2019

2018/19 Academic Year

Ten Tors 2019

Date: 9th May 2019

Both teams of year 10 students were successful in completing the challenge as complete teams. The students are to be congratulated for the way they...

2018/19 Academic Year

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2019

Date: 1st June 2019

At Park Community School, we are committed to providing students in Years 9, 10 and 11 with access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme....

2018/19 Academic Year

Year 10 Rugby School Cup Champions

Date: 16th January 2018

Date: Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 The year 9 & 10 Rugby School Cup Finals took place at Bideford RFC on Tuesday 16th January. The year...

2018/19 Academic Year

U16 North Devon Netball Tournament 2019

Date: 15th February 2019

Date: Friday, 15 February, 2019 On Thursday 14th February , the Year 10s played in the North Devon Netball Tournament. They started the tournament very...

2017/18 Academic Year

2017/18 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea March 2018

A Governors’ Tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are...

2017/18 Academic Year

Year 9 Girls Crowned Devon Rounders Champions

Date: 22nd June 2018

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...

2017/18 Academic Year

Year 9 North Devon Rounders Champions

Date: 5th June 2018

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...

2017/18 Academic Year

More Gold Medals for Girls Football

Date: 27th April 2018

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...

2017/18 Academic Year

Exmoor Challenge 2018

Date: 8th May 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...

2017/18 Academic Year

Ten Tors 2018

Date: 15th May 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...

2017/18 Academic Year

Summer Concert 2018

Date: 29th June 2018

On the 20th June parents, carers and students gathered in the school hall for an evening of impressive music and dance. The performances varied greatly...

2017/18 Academic Year

KS3 Awards Presentation Evening 2018

Date: 22nd June 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...

2017/18 Academic Year

Five Year 100% Attenders

Date: 20th July 2018

It is widely acknowledged that good attendance has a positive impact on progress. For any student to achieve 100% attendance over a school year is...

2017/18 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea November 2017

Date: 22nd November 2017

Hosted by Mrs Sanders, we enjoyed meeting this term’s award winners. Mrs Baker, our Chair of Governors, presented the awards. Mrs Sanders and Mr Roscoe...

2017/18 Academic Year

Sports Presentation Evening 2018

Date: 5th July 2018

Thursday 5th July 2018, we held the 7th Sports Presentation Evening which celebrated the success of our extra-curricular clubs.  Although a warm evening, the outcome...

2017/18 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea June 2018

Date: 21st June 2018

Hosted by Mrs Sanders, we enjoyed meeting this term’s award winners. Mrs Baker, our Chair of Governors, presented the awards. Mrs Sanders and Mr Roscoe...

2016/17 Academic Year

2016/17 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea Nov 2016

A Governors’ tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are...

2016/17 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea March 2017

A Governors’ tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are...

2016/17 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea June 2017

A Governors’ Tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are...

2016/17 Academic Year

Millie Ranked 10th Nationally

Date: 23rd September 2016

Year 8 student Millie Ayres was awarded the most improved diver in 2016 at Plymouth Dive Centre. She is now ranked 10th nationally. Well done Millie...

2016/17 Academic Year

Congratulations To Our Talented School Choir

Date: 6th October 2016

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 6th October the school choir competed in the finals of the LaLa Choirs Devon School Choir Competition...

2016/17 Academic Year

South West BMX Champion

Date: 19th October 2016

Congratulations to Year 10 student Harrison Pascoe-White who last weekend won the South West BMX Racing Championships in the 14 year old category. Harrison races...

2016/17 Academic Year

Rising Stars Programme

Date: 18th November 2016

Rising Stars kicked off its programme for our KS3 Gifted & Talented PE students. The programme looks at different aspects of fitness in detail, with...

2016/17 Academic Year

Paralympic Athlete visits Park

Date: 12th December 2016

David Hill who competed in the Paratriathalon in the Rio Paralympic Games spent the day at our school on Monday 12th December. Students took part...

2016/17 Academic Year

Large Foodbank Donation

Date: 15th December 2016

The Park Community School launched a reverse advent calendar to raise awareness and gain donations for Northern Devon Foodbank. Teachers presented facts and information to...

2016/17 Academic Year

Ten Tors 2017 Success

Date: 9th May 2017

The Park Community School 45 mile Ten Tors team had a successful event with the whole team completing route U at 12:16 on Sunday. There...

2016/17 Academic Year

Year 8 Art & Photography Trip 2017

For the second year running, we have taken our Year 8 Gifted and Talented students into Barnstaple to sample the creative delights of our town....

2016/17 Academic Year

Qualified as a Swimming Teacher

Date: 5th June 2017

Year 11 student Emily Bousted have recently passed and qualified as Level 2 Swimming Teacher with the Swimming Teachers Association. She has also qualified as...

2015/16 Academic Year

2015/16 Academic Year

Transition Summer School 2015

Date: 15th September 2015

This year, our Summer School ran from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July 2015.  Thirty Year 6 students were offered places and the lucky ones (we...

2015/16 Academic Year

Uganda Experience 2015

Date: 1st October 2015

In October six students from Park School went to Uganda to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. In conjunction with the North Devon charity...

2015/16 Academic Year

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Date: 18th November 2015

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the GCSE Drama group took part in the nationally run Shakespeare Schools Festival. Performing an edited version of Hamlet on...

2015/16 Academic Year

Year 10 Bude Residential 2015

Date: 1st September 2015

Over half of Year 10 spent a very successful first week of KS4 at the nationally acclaimed Adventure International site in Bude. The purpose of...

2015/16 Academic Year

Year 10 North Devon Football Champions

Date: 26th November 2015

Year 10 are the North Devon Football Champions for the 2nd year running. The amazing final against Ilfracombe was played at Bideford College on Thursday 26th...

2015/16 Academic Year

Year 11 Mindfulness Session

Date: 3rd December 2015

On Thursday 3rd December a mindfulness session was held for all Year 11 students during their PSHEE lesson. Dan Peppiatt, from North Devon Yoga Centre,...

2015/16 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea Nov 2015

Date: 25th November 2015

A Governors’ Tea is held once a term for those students who have received 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 Merits. The certificates and badges are...

2015/16 Academic Year

World Book Day 2016

Date: 15th March 2016

All staff at the school gave students a big surprise on World Book Day this year! Staff dressed up as famous book characters to engage...

2015/16 Academic Year

Park Double North Devon Champions in Year 7 And 9

Date: 15th April 2016

On Wednesday 13th April, we attended the North Devon Rugby Finals at the Barnstaple Rugby club and played in 3 of the 4 finals. The...

2015/16 Academic Year

Park Schools’ Top Athletes!

Date: 11th June 2016

After competing in the North Devon Schools Athletics Championships, these athletes were picked to represent Devon Schools on the 11th June at Exeter Arena. All children...

2015/16 Academic Year

Sports Presentation Evening 2016

Date: 30th July 2016

We held our 7th Annual Sports Presentation Evening on Thursday 7th July. All students in Years 7-10 who have represented the school at a sport...

2015/16 Academic Year

Maths New York Trip 2016

Date: 30th July 2016

We arrived at school at approximately 1am on Sunday 17th July. Most of us were all pretty tired by the time we got to Heathrow...

2014/15 Academic Year

2014/15 Academic Year

Carnegie Shadowing

Date: 18th June 2015

On the 18th June, a group of our Year 8 and 9 students were fortunate enough to attend the Carnegie Shadowing event at Bideford College...

2014/15 Academic Year

Governors’ Tea June 2015

Date: 30th June 2015

2014/15 Academic Year

Ten Tors 2015

Date: 10th June 2015

Congratulations goes to the Park School 35 mile Ten Tors team who finished at 12:39 on 10th May, after a fantastic effort to finish as...

2014/15 Academic Year

Continued Rugby Success

Date: 18th March 2015

We continue to achieve fantastic results on the rugby field this season, with more success at the finals night at Barnstaple RFC last Wednesday. The...

2014/15 Academic Year

Ski Trip 2015 – Amazing Fun!

Date: 14th April 2015

Ski Trip organiser Mrs Freeman quoted “It was an amazing fabulous brilliant week! Superb conditions and fantastic students who really rose to the occasion and were a...

2014/15 Academic Year

Year 10 Rugby Team in the County Final

Date: 12th February 2015

Well done to our Year 10 Rugby Team who won their match against Torquay Boys Grammar School 7-5 and now go forward to the County...

2014/15 Academic Year

Indoor Athletics Team are North Devon Champions

Date: 22nd January 2015

Congratulations to our Athletics team on winning the North Devon Championships at the Leisure Centre on Thursday 22nd January 2015. The team are now preparing for...

2014/15 Academic Year

Shakespeare Schools Festival Event

Date: 22nd October 2014

We are extremely excited to be a part of this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival, a nationally run festival that offers local schools the opportunity to...

2014/15 Academic Year

Education Business Excellence Award

Date: 9th October 2014

The Governors were pleased to accept the Assessor’s Report for the Education Business Excellence Award at their meeting on Thursday 9th October. The award is...

2014/15 Academic Year

Once in Fortescue, always in Fortescue!

Date: 22nd September 2014

Last year former Park Community School student Jack Bale, aged 18, who currently holds the title of Junior Male 3P British Rifle shooting Champion, contacted...

2014/15 Academic Year

French Residential 2014

Date: 30th July 2014

In the last week of the summer term, the MFL department took forty-four pupils to Normandy in France for 5 days where we had an...

2014/15 Academic Year

Year 9 Technology Challenge Day

Date: 20th March 2015

  Left to Right: Ryan Mundell, Matt Rowles, Jacob Stanhope, Alex Prouse, Emily Bousted, Bebe Malek Why did the egg go to school? Answer: To...