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2023/24 Academic Year

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Thank you Peer Mentors!

Date: 22nd May 2024

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Introducing our 2024-25 Prefects!

Date: 22nd May 2024

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Students ‘ace’ at Tennis Championship

Date: 21st May 2024

On 21st May we took 12 students to the North Devon Schools Tennis Competition for Years  9+10 at the Atlantic Racquet Centre. As always, students...

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Hard Ball Cricket returns to Park School

Date: 17th May 2024

Park school U15s competed in the County Cup Cricket competition against Shebbear College last Friday. In a very close and competitive game Park lost by...

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Art from The Park

Date: 18th May 2024

In May art students from years 9, 10 & 11 were invited to exhibit their work in a new gallery in Barnstaple Pannier Market. A...

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Sports Leaders support Primary Multi Skills Festival

Date: 10th May 2024

Park Y1 Multi Skills festival took place on Friday 10th May 2024 on the Astro pitch. 260 Students aged 5 and 6 from 8 Primary...

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Ten Tors 2024

Date: 10th May 2024

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Students take on Exmoor Challenge

Date: 6th May 2024

Written by Mr Worsfold – D&T Teacher / 2nd in Department / Outdoor Education Co-ordinator On the Saturday of Bank holiday I took two teams...

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Brothers referee for Devon Cup Final

Date: 30th April 2024

Brothers Tom and Cameron were recently chosen to be assistant referees at the Devon Cup Final. It is brilliant to see young people at Park...

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Park U15 Girls are Devon Champions!

Date: 25th April 2024

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Inter House Cross Country event

Date: 23rd April 2024

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Storytelling Assembly Delights Year 7 with Clive PIG

Date: 17th April 2024

Written by Miss Perkins, English Teacher Year 7 students were treated to an engaging and interactive storytelling assembly featuring interactive storyteller Clive PIG, igniting their...

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Students Dive into the Art of Storytelling at Workshop Day

Date: 17th April 2024

Written by Miss Perkins, English Teacher Students and their adult guests embarked on a captivating journey of storytelling during a recent workshop day hosted by...

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English students learn about Shakespeare in Stratford

Date: 10th April 2024

The English Department organised a trip during the easter holiday for a group of year 10 pupils to Stratford. The students visited various landmarks important...

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A busy term for Careers

Date: 28th March 2024

Written by Mr K-K, Careers Leader & KS4 Academic Mentor This term we have had a number of visitors come into Park School to deliver...

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Students take in the sights in Paris

Date: 28th March 2024

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Sports Leaders officiate Primary Football Comp

Date: 26th March 2024

On 26th March 12 teams from the Barnstaple Primary Schools competed in this year’s Primary Football Competition, with Pilton Bluecoat the eventual winners and Sticklepath...

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Announcing our art trip photography winners

Date: 26th March 2024

Following a recent Year 7 Art trip to Exeter, students were invited to enter a photography competition to share their best photographs taken on the...

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Park School Band take part in Music For Youth event

Date: 20th March 2024

The Park School Band visited West Buckland School on March the 20th to take part in the “Music for Youth” event held there.  The students...

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Y7’s improve their ‘Bikeability’

Date: 20th March 2024

Over the past couple of weeks 45 of our year 7 students have had the opportunity to sharpen their cycling skills and ensure that they...

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Yr10 students get a taste of Exeter University

Date: 19th March 2024

Written by Mr K-K, Careers Leader & KS4 Academic Mentor On Tuesday 19th of March 50 current Year 10 students visited Exeter University. This event...

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KS4 girls reach SW round of Badminton Championships

Date: 18th March 2024

Following their recent success at the County Round, our Key Stage 4 Girls Badminton Team travelled to the University of Bath on Monday 18th March to...

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Year 7s rank with UKs best at Cyber Cup

Date: 18th March 2024

This year the Computing department entered four year 7’s into the National Cyber Security competition for Key Stage 3 students. The students: Stella Schlaphoff Oscar...

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U12s rugby tournament

Date: 18th March 2024

On the 18th March our year 7s completed their final round of rugby fixtures with their U12s rugby tournament at Park. They went into the...

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Ten Tors Walk 6

Date: 17th March 2024

It was a roller coaster of a weekend for all of us involved with Ten Tors! We began on Friday, leaving after school for a...

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Geography Rock Stars are announced!

Date: 16th March 2024

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U15 Girls reach Devon football final!

Date: 14th March 2024

Huge congratulations to the Park U15 girls football team who made it through to the Devon Schools final yesterday! The girls played 6 matches, winning...

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House Badminton results are in!

Date: 12th March 2024

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National Theatre perform at Park

Date: 12th March 2024

On Wednesday 5 crew and 10 actors joined us from the National Theatre to perform their touring production of Jekyll & Hyde. 150 students had...

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Y8s claim 3rd at North Devon netball tournament

Date: 12th March 2024

On 12th March the year 8 girls took part in the North Devon netball tournament. It was a very long and tiring afternoon but they...

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U15 girls reach ND Schools football final!

Date: 7th March 2024

Written by Mr King, PE Technician On the 7th March the U15 (year 9 & 10) Park girls football team took part in a North...

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Tegan wows at Future Chefs competition

Date: 7th March 2024

Well done to Tegan Williams who won the second round of the Rotary Future Chef competition at Tavistock.  She’s heading to Cardiff at the end...

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Sports Leaders support Dance Festival

Date: 6th March 2024

On Wednesday 6th March over 100 Primary Students took part in our annual Dance festival in the School Hall. The choreography was led by Expressive...

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World Book Day

Date: 7th March 2024

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Student forum with Town Council

Date: 5th March 2024

On 5th March Park School students took part in a forum with Barnstaple Town Council to voice their opinions about the town. The aim was...

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Year 8 triumph at Rugby 7’s!

Date: 6th March 2024

The year 8’s continued to show their dominance in this age group winning all their games in the rugby 7’s tournament held at West Buckland,...

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Y7s Rugby success vs Chumleigh

Date: 29th February 2024

On Thursday our Yr7s played their final league match of the season against Chulmleigh. The team were looking to build on impressive results against Braunton...

2023/24 Academic Year
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Y8 Rugby vs Chumleigh

Date: 27th February 2024

Written by Finn Galliford (Year 8 Captain) On 27th Feb the year 8s played Chulmleigh away, we won 9 tries to 1. The boys played...

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Y9 & 10 students experience Science Live!

Date: 27th February 2024

On Tuesday 27th February we took 41 students from years 9 & 10 to the Forum theatre, Bath, for an informative day hearing from pioneering...

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Year 7 Art students visit Exeter

Date: 22nd February 2024

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National Schools Badminton Competition

Date: 20th February 2024

On Tuesday 20th February 18 students represented Park School at the National Schools Badminton Competition, competing against other schools from across Devon.  There was lots...

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Park Ski 2024

Date: 17th February 2024

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Y10’s take part in Academic Insight Day

Date: 12th February 2024

Written by Mr K-K Careers Leader & KS4 Academic Mentor On Thursday 8th of February, fifteen of our aspiring Year 10 students took part in...

2023/24 Academic Year

Devon’s Next Free Thinker Competition

Date: 10th February 2024

Our winning House Debating team went to Petroc to compete against four other local schools – South Molton, Ilfracombe, Bideford and Torrington – on Friday...

2023/24 Academic Year

Hospitality students visit prestigious hotel

Date: 10th February 2024

On the 8th February Year 11 Hospitality and Catering students visited Saunton Sands Hotel, delving into both front and back-of-house operations. The immersive tour covered...

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Fortescue Charity Bake Sale

Date: 9th February 2024

On Friday 9th, the amazing 7MJ brought in a wide variety of fantastic home-made cakes and bakes to sell to the school. There was also...

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Y10 Rugby Devon Cup Semi-Finals

Date: 9th February 2024

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Peter Pan cast visit The Voice radio

Date: 8th February 2024

Today our Head of Drama Ms Tarling and three of the students involved in the upcoming production of Peter Pan visited The Voice radio station...

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Girls North Devon Football Finals

Date: 7th February 2024

On the 7th of February Park’s U14  & U16 took place in the North Devon girls football finals. Under 16s The U16 faced an untested...

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Reward & Recognition Awards Celebration

Date: 7th February 2024

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Top of the Bench Chemistry Competition

Date: 6th February 2024

Last term, we entered a team of some of our strongest chemistry students across Years 9-11 into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Top of the...

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Our Library Assistants

Date: 6th February 2024

At Park School, there are always little jobs to be done in the library, such as putting on protective book covers of new books, returning...

2023/24 Academic Year

Book Club

Date: 5th February 2024

This term, Park School is running its very first Book Club. The club is run by some of our fantastic Yr 11 students, for some...

2023/24 Academic Year

Ten Tors Practice Walk 5

Date: 5th February 2024

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Year 7 Netball -first fixture

Date: 30th January 2024

A massive well done to the Year 7 netball players who played in their first fixture on Tuesday 30th of January League night 2. Both...

2023/24 Academic Year

Park hosts annual Primary Netball tournament

Date: 2nd February 2024

15 teams represented 10 of our Barnstaple Primary Schools on Wed 31st Jan at the Annual Primary Netball tournament on the courts at Park. All...

2023/24 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Girls Football Competition Round 3

Date: 2nd February 2024

Match report by George King, PE Technician This week the girls football teams played their last league fixtures to find out if they could make...

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Y7 Rugby fixture vs South Molton

Date: 31st January 2024

Yesterday our Year 7 rugby players travelled to South Molton for their third game of the season. Park took the game to their hosts from the...

2023/24 Academic Year

U13s Basketball vs Pilton

Date: 26th January 2024

Our Year 7 and 8 basketballers went across town to play their first competitive game against Pilton this week. They students loved the opportunity to...

2023/24 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Girls Football Competition Round 2

Date: 26th January 2024

Match report by George King, PE Technician On Wednesday this week Round 2 of the North Devon Girls Football Tournament took place at Ilfracombe Academy....

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Women’s Super League 2024

Date: 22nd January 2024

On Sunday we took a group of students to Manchester to watch a Women’s Super League fixture between Man City and Liverpool. It was a...

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Vitality Netball Nations Cup 2024

Date: 22nd January 2024

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Primary Schools Athletics Competition

Date: 19th January 2024

Today seven teams from our feeder primary schools took part in the sports hall athletics. Everyone took part in five different athletic events which included...

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Y9 Options Evening

Date: 19th January 2024

Last night we hosted an Options Evening for our year 9 students and their parents/carers. This was a great opportunity for teachers to share information...

2023/24 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Girls Football Competition – Round 1

Date: 19th January 2024

Match report by Mr King, PE Technician Round 1 of the North Devon School girls football competition took place this week at Braunton astro turf....

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House Debating Competition

Date: 18th January 2024

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Ten Tors – Walk 4

Date: 15th January 2024

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Exeter Chiefs Match Day Experience

Date: 15th January 2024

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Old Vic Theatre Trip

Date: 12th January 2024

On Thursday 11th January 42 students from Years 11, 10 and 9 travelled to Bristol Old Vic to see a new interpretation of Franz Kafka’s...

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Sports Leaders at Tennis Festival

Date: 12th January 2024

This week thirty of our Sports Leaders headed to Tarka Tennis to support the Primary Y4’s Tennis Festival. 210 Y4’s from 6 of our feeder...

2023/24 Academic Year

The Big Ask!

Date: 10th January 2024

On Tuesday 9th January, parents and carers were invited into school to ask questions and give feedback to our Senior Leadership Team at our first...

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History Society crosses the border!

Date: 13th December 2023

Written by Mr Chugg, History Teacher On a cold December morning, the History Society made the journey across the border and invaded Wales. The journey...

2023/24 Academic Year

Ten Tors – Walk 3

Date: 10th December 2023

On Saturday we took 28 students out for another training walk, this time it was along the South West coast path in North Devon. The...

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Christmas Bake Off Competition

Date: 8th December 2023

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Year 10 Rugby Team crowned champions!

Date: 6th December 2023

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Children in Need

Date: 1st December 2023

A huge well done to year 8 students who organised a cake sale during lunch time today and raised over £80 (money is still coming...

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Schools Climbing Competition

Date: 27th November 2023

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Student Takeover Day

Date: 27th November 2023

Last week we held our first ever Take Over Day at The Park School. The Takeover Challenge puts students and young people into real-life decision-making...

2023/24 Academic Year

Reward & Recognition Awards

Date: 16th November 2023

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RAF Presentation

Date: 17th November 2023

On the 17th November Sgt Liam Quinn from the RAF’s Recruiting, Selection and Careers Engagement Team paid a visit to us to deliver an inspiring...

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Girl Power!

Date: 24th November 2023

Today, two of our PE teachers took a group of year 7 girls to a rugby development day at Bideford Rugby Club. There were over...

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Y7 Football Final

Date: 23rd November 2023

Written by George King, P.E. Technician The students involved did amazingly to get to the final and now it was time to try and bring...

2023/24 Academic Year

Sports Leaders support Rising Stars Programme

Date: 22nd November 2023

On 21st November six Park Sports Leaders attended Day One of Barnstaple Primary School’s ‘Rising Stars in PE’ Programme at Tarka Tennis. The programme, designed...

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Careers Fair

Date: 21st November 2023

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Yr7 Rugby Park v’s Braunton

Date: 21st November 2023

Today Park welcomed Braunton for their first league game of the season. A big game was expected with both teams boasting a large number of...

2023/24 Academic Year

Uganda – Thank you!

Date: 19th October 2023

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Ten Tors – Walk 2

Date: 19th November 2023

As part of our Ten Tors preparations, on Saturday 18th November, twenty seven Year 10’s embarked on a loop around the North Moor incorporating High...

2023/24 Academic Year

U16s Netball Tournament

Date: 16th November 2023

On the 16th November the Park U16’s netball team took part in the North Devon Netball tournament and successfully qualified for the county round in...

2023/24 Academic Year

Leavers Awards Evening

Date: 16th November 2023

2023/24 Academic Year

English students experience Macbeth

Date: 16th November 2023

On the 15th November, the English department took a fantastic group of Year 10 and 11 students to watch a contemporary performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth...

2023/24 Academic Year

Bray Leino Activity Day

Date: 15th November 2023

On Wednesday 15th of November, fifteen of our Y10 GCSE iMedia students were invited to Bray Leino in Filleigh to take part in an interactive,...

2023/24 Academic Year

Cookery Club off to a great start!

Date: 15th November 2023

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Spelling Bee

Date: 14th November 2023

Last week we saw the return of the Park Schools Spelling Bee House Competition. Hosted and organised by Mr Ross with the support of the...

2023/24 Academic Year

Remembrance Service

Date: 10th November 2023

Today our Headteacher Ms Owen attended the Childrens’ Remembrance Service in Rock Park, along with Miss Beardshall, our student choir and Head Prefects, to honour...

2023/24 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Cross Country Event

Date: 7th November 2023

As the day started the elements once again served up a massive curveball and many students feared the worst. Heavy rain was undoubtedly going to...

2023/24 Academic Year

Uganda Trip 2023

Date: 2nd November 2023

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Future Chefs Competition

Date: 23rd October 2023

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House Basketball Competition

Date: 20th October 2023

Well done to all students who took part in the House Basketball Competition over the last couple of weeks. We have some strong teams out...

2023/24 Academic Year

Multi Sport Festival

Date: 17th October 2023

On Tuesday 17th Oct, Park hosted the annual Y3 Multi Sports Festival on the astro pitch. We had 8 schools and 290 students take part. All...

2023/24 Academic Year

Yr 11 Geographers visit to Bristol

Date: 16th October 2023

Year 11 Geographers spent a day exploring Bristol as part of their GCSE studies. Each group crossed the city looking at how the environment and land use varies. ...

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Stephen Shield Cross Country Event

Date: 13th October 2023

The Stephen Shield Cross country event took place on Friday 13th October at Torrington RFC. To say it was cross country weather was an understatement...

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Y9s visit Lynmouth

Date: 13th October 2023

Written by Mr Greenland, Geography Teacher Last week Year 9 Geography students had a great day’s fieldwork following the East Lyn river from its source...

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Primary Cross Country Festival

Date: 7th October 2023

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Aerospace Presentation & Workshop

Date: 6th October 2023

On the 6th October, fifteen of our current Engineering and Triple Science Year 10 pupils were invited to West Buckland School for the day to...

2023/24 Academic Year

House Tug of War competition

Date: 6th October 2023

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Mini Marathon

Date: 2nd October 2023

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Ten Tors – Walk 1

Date: 30th September 2023

On Saturday the 30th September 42 year 10 students took part in the first Ten Tors training walk for the 2024 event.  The students walked...

2023/24 Academic Year

Football Fixture – Park v Great Torrington School

Date: 26th September 2023

Great results for our first fixture of the year – well done to all those who played and supported the teams! PARK Year 7 A...

2023/24 Academic Year

Author Visit

Date: 26th September 2023

2023/24 Academic Year

New year 7’s enjoy Summer School

Date: 31st August 2023

During the summer of 2023 we welcomed 100 of our new Year 7s to attend a three day Summer School during the summer holidays, in...

2022/23 Academic Year

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Prom 2023

Date: 7th July 2023

On Friday 7th July, the sun shone for the Park Community School Year 11 Prom. There was a heady sense of anticipation in the air...

2022/23 Academic Year

House Sports Results 2023

Date: 1st February 2023

Well done to all involved in the house sports events that took place in January, the attitude shown by all students was excellent. Everyone who...

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 7 Netball League Fixtures

Date: 31st January 2023

Playing together as a team for the first time was both nerve racking and exciting. We worked hard in training getting to know each other...

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 8 Netball League Fixtures

Date: 31st January 2023

Our first match this week was against South Molton: a team we have beaten before, although the 1st half of the match was quite tough....

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 10 Netball League Fixtures

Date: 31st January 2023

On Tuesday 31st January, the Year 10 netball team played Braunton and South Molton. The Braunton game was a friendly with the Park team experimenting...

2022/23 Academic Year

Student Sport Achievement: Max Ridyard

Date: 26th January 2023

Max Ridyard, through a tremendous amount of hard work, determination and discipline, has been invited to attend the ‘Presidential Classic Invitational Gymnastics Competition’ in the...

2022/23 Academic Year

England vs Jamaica Netball Trip

Date: 14th January 2023

On Saturday 14th January, a group of forty netballers travelled to London to watch the England Roses vs the Jamaica Sunshine in a netball match....

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 7 Netball League Fixtures

Date: 24th January 2023

Opponents: Braunton, GTS and Ilfracombe The Year 7s had an excellent start to their school netball career with two wins against Ilfracombe (11-1) and GTS...

2022/23 Academic Year

Premier League Trip

Date: 14th January 2023

On the weekend of the 14th & 15th of January, we took forty-five students to London to watch two football matches, Watford v Blackpool and...

2022/23 Academic Year

Game Week 1: Year 9 Rugby Team vs Braunton

Date: 17th January 2023

Good result from the Year 9 boys this week at home to Braunton. The lads worked hard to win the match 35-19 after Braunton went...

2022/23 Academic Year

Game Week 1: Year 7 Rugby Team vs Braunton

Date: 17th January 2023

Park’s rugby season started with a tough fixture at home to Braunton Academy. Braunton narrowly beat Park in the recent North Devon Schools Football Final,...

2022/23 Academic Year

‘Kids Wrote This’ School Magazine

Please take a look at the latest edition of the ‘Kids Wrote This’ School Magazine. The students have once again done a fantastic job in...

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 9 Netball Tournament

Date: 1st December 2022

On Thursday 1st December, the Year 9 Netball B team played in a tournament against Pilton, Braunton and Ilfracombe. All the girls played really well...

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 7 Football Tournament

Date: 29th November 2022

The last football event for Park in 2022 was a B Team Football Tournament on home turf. The teams were selected due to their efforts...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Climbing Competition

Date: 27th November 2022

On Sunday 27th November, seventeen of our students from Year 7 up to Year 11 represented the school at the Rock and Rapid Climbing Centre...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Football Final: Year 10 vs Braunton

Date: 24th November 2022

After only winning 1 out of 2 trophies prior to this match. Everyone involved with Park football were keen to see Mr Phillips’ side go...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Football Final: Year 11 vs Braunton

Date: 23rd November 2022

This year’s final was set to be a brilliant contest between two teams that have faced each other multiple times since Year 7. There was...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Schools Football Final: Year 7 Park vs Braunton

Date: 22nd November 2022

The last game of the football season provided a magnificent opportunity for Park’s Year 7s to bring home the North Devon Schools Football trophy. Archie...

2022/23 Academic Year

Our Year 11’s Last Netball Fixtures

Date: 22nd November 2022

On Tuesday 22nd November, our Year 11 netball team played their last fixtures for Park. They played Great Torrington School in the first match and...

2022/23 Academic Year

Fencing Triumph

Date: 20th November 2022

On Sunday 20th November, Jamie Schofield competed in the Buckland Junior Foil U13s Fencing Competition in Exeter. Competing on behalf of Barnstaple Fencing, Jamie faced...

2022/23 Academic Year

Year 11 Rugby Tournament at West Buckland

Date: 16th November 2022

Year 11 started their Rugby pre-season with a trip to West Buckland for a tournament against some familiar faces. Most of Bideford RFC’s Under 16s...

2022/23 Academic Year

FA Schools Football Cup: Park vs Priory Community School

Date: 15th November 2022

Weston-Super-Mare was the destination for the Year 11s fixture in the FA Schools Cup. Park faced Priory Community College and only a win would take...

2022/23 Academic Year

National Schools Badminton Championships – First Round

Date: 7th November 2022

On Monday 7th November, fourteen members of the Badminton Club went to Chulmleigh to compete in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championships....

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Football Group Stage: Year 9 vs Chulmleigh

Date: 17th October 2022

After a very windy trip down the back roads to Chulmleigh, Park lined up for the last game of the tournament knowing a victory was...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Football Group Stage: Year 10 vs Chulmleigh

Date: 17th October 2022

Not only were the Year 10s unbeaten leading up to the Chulmleigh fixture, they had also not conceded a single goal! An incredible record that...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Football Group Stage: Year 8 vs Chulmleigh

Date: 18th October 2022

The last group fixture for Year 8 was a great opportunity to build some form and move on from last week’s disappointing result against Bideford....

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Netball League: Year 10

Date: 18th October 2022

Year 10 had a tough friendly against Braunton, after drawing with them two weeks ago it was a shame to come away with a 13-8...

2022/23 Academic Year

North Devon Football Group Stage: Year 7 vs Chulmleigh

Date: 17th October 2022

Year 7 were aiming to finish their first term at Park unbeaten. Winning against Great Torrington School and Bideford was the perfect start, but Chulmleigh...

2021/22 Academic Year

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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

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Rainbow Flag Award

Date: 11th May 2022

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Queen’s Jubilee Exhibition

Date: 1st June 2022

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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....

2021/22 Academic Year

Silver Success for our Year 8 Netballers

Date: 24th March 2022

On Thursday, there was more netball at Park, with the Year 8s playing in the North Devon Netball Tournament. The A team smashed it in...

2021/22 Academic Year

Year 10 Rugby Semi-Finals

Date: 23rd March 2022

The Year 10 rugby team looked to finish the season with a high on Wednesday when they travelled to Chulmleigh for the North Devon Schools...

2021/22 Academic Year

Waterfall Rugby Tournament

Date: 22nd March 2022

The Year 8 Rugby team continued their successful run on Tuesday during the North Devon Waterfall Tournament. The boys were unbeaten throughout the tournament, with...

2021/22 Academic Year

3rd Place for our Year 7 Netball A Team

On Tuesday, the Year 7 A and B teams played in the North Devon Tournament at Park. The A team got through to the semi-finals...

2021/22 Academic Year

Devon Football Star

Date: 20th March 2022

Park Student Leo Barraball was chosen out of thousands of 16 year olds in the county to represent Devon in a football match against Cornwall....

2021/22 Academic Year

English Schools Cross Country Success!

Date: 19th March 2022

Last weekend, three Park School students, Christopher Oliviera, Max Standen and Caleb Pirie, travelled to Kent to represent Devon in the English Schools Cross Country...

2021/22 Academic Year

Studio Kind Art Exhibition

Date: 24th October 2021

Students from Year 9-11 produced artwork in response to ‘Our Natural World’. This exhibition explored and celebrated the natural forms that are part of our...

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...

2017/18 Academic Year

2017 North Devon U14 Girls Football Champions!

Date: 19th September 2017

Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 This is the second year in a row this team of girls have become North Devon Champions. This year they...

2017/18 Academic Year

Netball Tournament Success

Date: 28th September 2017

Date: Thursday, 28 September, 2017 On Tuesday 26th September 2017, our Year 8, 9, 10 & 11 netball teams played against Chulmleigh, Torrington and Ilfracombe...

2017/18 Academic Year

U14 North Devon Netball Champions 2017

Date: 9th November 2017

Date: Thursday, 9 November, 2017 On Monday 6th November 2017, our year 9 netball team played Braunton, Pilton, Shebbear and Ilfracombe in the group rounds...

2017/18 Academic Year

Year 11 Netball team through to County Tournament

Date: 14th November 2017

Date: Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 Our year 11 netball team had a really successful evening of netball on 14th November 2017. They came second in...

2017/18 Academic Year

Year 8 Football Team – North Devon Champions!

Date: 21st November 2017

Date: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 Congratulations to our Year 8 Football team who beat Braunton 2-0 at the North Devon final on Tuesday 21st Nov,...

2017/18 Academic Year

U14s and U15s in Rugby School Cup Final

Date: 10th January 2018

Date: Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 Match Report byTeam Captain Ryan Smale On Tuesday 9th January, Year 10 rugby team competed in the school cup county...

2017/18 Academic Year

Year 8 North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics Winners

Date: 19th January 2018

Date: Friday, 19 January, 2018 The North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics competition took place at GTS on Friday 19th January. The team comprised of 6...

2017/18 Academic Year

U14 Girls Football North Devon Champions 2018

Date: 9th March 2018

Date: Friday, 9 March, 2018 They remain undefeated and the the ND Champions for the 3rd year in a row. The team now go on...