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U13 North Devon Netball Tournament 2020

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, the girls played really well. We had an A and a B team tournament running alongside each other. The A team finished 4th in their tournament, with the B team winning theirs by a long way. Well done girls!

North Devon Schools Gymnastics competition

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 what an amazing day it was!

The dedication shown not only on the day but in the lead up was remarkable. Students who were competing for the first time ever or competing for the first time as intermediates held their nerve despite some tough competition!

As a school Park entered nine teams and all made the podium, in...

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North Devon Rugby Festival 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 brilliantly, winning all but one of their games. There was fantastic leadership from captain and vice captain, Reece Williams and Faye...

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English Schools Cross Country Cup National Final

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 Cross Country Cup National Final in Sheffield on Saturday 7th December. There were 27 teams and 154 runners competing in one race, a  tough 3050m course at Mount St. Mary's College in Derbyshire.


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U16 North Devon Netball Tournament 2019

On Thursday 14th February , the Year 10s played in the North Devon Netball Tournament. They started the tournament very well, comfortably winning their pool, beating Bideford (13-1), Chulmleigh (18-0), GTS (12-1) and Holsworthy (9-6).

They then faced Braunton in the semi final. Park played brilliantly and were easily the stronger team, winning 13-5.

Park were positive going into the final against West Buckland, knowing that Braunton only lost to them in the pool stage by 1 goal...

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U14 Girls Football North Devon Champions 2018

They remain undefeated and the the ND Champions for the 3rd year in a row. The team now go on to the FA County Tournament on 24th April, in Newton Abbott.

"Every player has been so strong this year and have dominated games as a result of working so well together as a team. Once again it has been a pleasure to coach and watch these incredible girls!" - Miss Berry - Coach.

Congratulations to: Imogen Lang, Lucy Phillips, Charley Prouse, Darcey Locke, Tegan Harrison, Caitlin...

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Year 8 North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics Winners

The North Devon Schools Indoor Athletics competition took place at GTS on Friday 19th January. The team comprised of 6 boys and 6 girls with a reserve each. The events that they took part in included shot putt, standing long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and a number of track relay races.

Massive congratulations to all who took part as Park won the event out of seven other local schools! They will now go on to represent North Devon in the county indoor athletics event on the 22nd...

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Year 10 Rugby School Cup Champions

The year 9 & 10 Rugby School Cup Finals took place at Bideford RFC on Tuesday 16th January. The year 9s who were captained by Alex Hookway were up against Bideford and played hard for the duration of the game. The weather was horrendous to say the least but they stuck to their game plan and it was 12-12 at full time. Although they lost in extra time, man for man they could not have given any more. Injuries and fatigue played a big part in the end, but each and every one of the team...

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U14s and U15s in Rugby School Cup Final

Match Report byTeam  Captain Ryan Smale

On Tuesday 9th January, Year 10 rugby team competed in the school cup county competition semi-final against Pilton. The first half saw us playing downhill with both teams testing each other’s ability. Harry Cram scored the first try of the match, followed by two further tries by the determined Alex Jones and Peter Berry. Llewyn Jago...

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Year 8 Football Team - North Devon Champions!

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

A big WELL DONE to all who played in such heavy rain!

Also Year 9 were runners up and year 7 were semi finalists.

Year 11 Netball team through to County Tournament
Our year 11 netball team had a really successful evening of netball on 14th November 2017.  They came second in their ND tournament .  They won their group and met West Buckland in the final. The final score was 6-8 to West Buckland. They have qualified along with West Buckland to represent North Devon in the county tournament at Exeter University on Tuesday 28th November. 
Well done team, for playing such great netball.
U14 North Devon Netball Champions 2017
On Monday 6th November 2017, our year 9 netball team played Braunton, Pilton, Shebbear and Ilfracombe in the group rounds and won all matches convincingly.
In the final they beat Braunton with a score of 7-2 and are now through to the county round at Exeter on Wednesday 22nd November.
Congratulations girls and good luck in the next round.
Netball Tournament Success

On Tuesday 26th September 2017, our Year 8, 9, 10 & 11 netball teams played against Chulmleigh, Torrington and Ilfracombe and every team won every match!

12 matches were played; a total of 17 goals were scored against Park and 158 goals were scored by Park!

An awesome achievement by the Park School netball teams!

2017 North Devon U14 Girls Football Champions!

This is the second year in a row this team of girls have become North Devon Champions.

This year they were unbeaten in their pool, beating South Molton, Chulmleigh and Great Torrington, scoring an impressive thirty-eight goals and only conceding one throughout the nine games played. They then faced Bideford in the Final who were the winners of the other pool. Park took an early lead in the first half and then scored another, right at the start of the second half, giving them a 2-0...

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New School Rugby Team Kit

The PE department would like to thank the Friends of Park and Devon Active Sports for their contribution towards the boys new rugby kit.

Qualified as a Swimming Teacher

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 a YMCA Mermaids UK Swim Instructor and is one of a handful of people in the UK to gain this status. Congratulations Emily

Well done - Year 7 Girls Football Team

Having been undefeated so far this year and winning the North Devon Final so convincingly, we had high hopes for the County Finals in Newton Abbot. We also knew however that we would be up against some of the best schools in Devon and that it wasn't going to be easy, especially having to play without our captain.

All girls played incredibly well on what was a very hot day and managed to stay unbeaten against the 7 schools they faced.


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Devon Schools Athletics Championships

On 17th May 2017, Park School entered the North Devon Schools Athletics Championships. The teams were made up of Year 7s, Junior’s (Year 8 & Year 9s) and Inter’s (Year 10’s only) who had great individual success.


Results of the Devons Schools Athletics Championshipsip held on 10th June, 2017 are:


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Gymnastics Success for Park!

On Saturday 25th March, 41 gymnasts represented Park School at the North Devon Schools Gymnastics Competition, held at Falcons Academy. The gymnasts worked so hard in the lead up to the yearly competition and their efforts and dedication absolutely paid off!

Team results are as followed:

  • U13 Novice Mixed – 2nd
    •  (Libby West, Harriet Jones, Fin Mead, Reece Herbert, Bob Murdoch)
  • U13 Novice Girls A – 2nd...
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Double Rugby Champions 2017

Park School boys team are Double Champions and ready to represent North Devon in the County Semi Finals.

Park School continue to impress in 2016-2017 by winning the under 14s and under 15s North Devon Schools Cups. With the under 14s beating Braunton 23-19 and the under 15s beating Shebbear 26-22 in two fantastic Finals. Both teams will now go on to represent North Devon in the Semi Finals of the Devon Cup.

Mr Galliford said ‘Rugby at Park is going from strength to strength,...

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Indoor Athletics 2017

The year 8 mixed team came 2nd in the North Devon competition, which meant they travelled to Plymouth Life Centre in February to represent North Devon in the County Championships. Out of sixteen teams they came a very creditable 10th. They came up against some outstanding athletes. All the team produced their best performances, particularly Millie Ayres and Rupert Pocock who both came 2nd in the six lap run.

Devon Schools Gym Competition 2017

On Saturday 25th March, 41 gymnasts represented Park School at the North Devon Schools Gymnastics Competition, held at Falcons Academy. The gymnasts worked so hard in the lead up to the yearly competition and their effort and dedication absolutely paid off!

The U13 Novice mixed team took to the floor and vault first; for some, this was their first ever gymnastics competition. They came 2nd overall - an outstanding achievement! Libby West and Harriet Jones set the...

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Girls’ Rugby 2017

Well done to the U13’s and the U15’s Girls’ Rugby team. Both teams went to Topsham RFC to represent North Devon on 1st March 2017.

The U13’s had a lot of fresh faces to rugby this year and for most of them, this was their second taste of the game. For Xinyua (Anna) Wang 7LE, it was her first competitive game and took to the sport like a duck to water, playing U13’s meant she was playing against Year 8’s and she was awarded Player Of The Tournament. Rheanna White 8LS captained the side...

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U15 girls’ netball team are the North Devon Champions!

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, the North Devon Schools Year 10 Netball tournament took place at Bideford School.

Well done to the year 10 girls who have played some outstanding netball this year. The squad of 11 managed to defeat all teams they met in the tournament, displaying excellent skills and team work. Captained by an exceptional leader Kiara Clarke, who made some great tactical team choices on the day. They won their pool, beating Pilton, Kingsley, Bideford,...

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A team North Devon U14 Netball Champions!

Our A team have been crowned North Devon U14 Netball Champions!

On Wednesday 2nd November 2016, Park Community School competed in the North Devon U14’s Netball Tournament. Both our A and B team were outstanding and won their respective competitions. The A team defeated 5 schools in their pool before going on to beat Bideford in the semi-final and then Pilton 20-6 in the final! 
Parks A team will now go on to play against the best teams from across Devon. Well done to you all for...

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English Schools Cross Country

Park School travelled to Downside School in Radstock, Somerset to take part in the English Schools Cross Country for the first time on Wednesday 5th October.

Four nervous teams took to the start line amongst a host of other private schools. However, there was no need for any of the runners to feel nervous, as all ran with distinction and should be really proud to be part of team that has a winning mentality.

Although a team event, there was individual brilliance from Hamish...

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Park’s hat trick!!

It was another massive win for Park School in the annual Stephen Shield cross country competition at Torrington this term.

The event is entered by all schools in North Devon and again the students from Park were outstanding. The weather did not let us down – wind and rain as always! These wet conditions made it extremely muddy and difficult under foot, but the runners from all age groups persisted and made it a hat trick of wins.

A mention to two very special athletes who have...

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North Devon Schools Athletics Championships 2015

Wednesday 13th May saw an impressive display of talent from Park School compete in the North Devon Schools Athletics Championships at the Braunton Athletics Track. Not only was the sun out for us but we had the winning bug as well!

We took 4 teams; Junior Boys & Girls (Yr8 & 9) and Inter Boys & Girls (Yr10 & 11). With a unique event like Athletics, the students have to ensure that they arrive at their event on time and watch the results carefully to see if they qualify...

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Continued Rugby Success

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 year 7’s won the u12s North Devon competition, beating Pilton 6 scores to 4 in the final.

The year 8s did fantastically well to reach the final, and were leading until the last minute against a strong Braunton School, who scored with the last play to snatch the game away from Park 17-12.

Finally, the year 10s continued to...

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U12 ND Schools Netball A & B Champions

On Tuesday 17th March, the North Devon Schools Year 7 Netball tournament took place.  The tournament consists of an 'A' and 'B' tournament with 8-12 schools entered for both tournaments.

Miss Webber took the B team and they started their tournament with West Buckland first (not a good draw to start).  Although tough opponents, they only lost by 1 goal which instantly gave a boost to the team as they knew this was probably going to be their toughest opponents.  They continued the...

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Interhouse Swimming Gala 2015 Results

It was a fantastic day of competitive swimming. There were some very close races and ALL the swimmers did their absolute best for their House. They were also really well behaved on the side of the pool- a credit to the school.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th


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U13's Girls Rugby Festival

Rugby is known for its rough and tough action and girls rugby is no exception!  10 of our Year 7 & 8's took part in the U13's Girls Rugby Festival on the 28th January.  The weather conditions were horrendous but it had been cancelled once before and we were determined to play some rugby! 

The morning was spent in rugby workshops learning some skills of the game where the biggest lesson learnt ended up being how to power on through sideways rain!  At lunchtime we were treated to a...

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Year 10 are ND Schools Football Champions!

Wednesday the 26th of November was an important night for The Park School in the North Devon Schools Cup Final against local rivals, Pilton Community College. It was a cracking game that led to a 3-2 win for Park although we got off to a bad start with an own goal (not mentioning any names!). Jack Rice pulled it level with a stunning 25 yard free kick that slotted into the top right hand corner leaving the Pilton goalie flat footed.

Both sides scored shortly after that ,...

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A very happy Year 9 Football team! Year 9 are ND Schools Football Champions!

Our Year 9 Boys Football team are delighted to be the North Devon Schools football champions - the match was a '6 GOAL THRILLER' final.

On Tuesday 18th November the team played Pilton in the final at Bideford college. In a re-run of last years final - which Pilton luckily won 2-1, Park opened the scoring when Owen Cox ran on to a long through ball and slotted it past the keeper. Pilton drew level to make it 1-1 at half time.

Park restored their lead when Carter Ward scored from...

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Victory For Yr 9 Rugby Team

Our Year 9 students won the North Devon Rugby Championships yesterday beating Chulmleigh 45-12 in the Final.

It was a very mature and skilful performance from all involved, and they maintain there unbeaten run within North Devon to three seasons.

Huge Congratulations to all the players. 

Interhouse Swimming Gala 2014 Results

It was a fantastic morning of competitive swimming. There were some very close races and ALL the swimmers did their best.

We had two new school records set.

  • Paige Unstead (Drake)  - set a new record in the Junior girls 1 length back crawl-16.16 secs beating the previous record by 0.6 secs.
  • Drake Junior girls also set a new Freestyle relay record- 1.01.56 beating the previous record by 0.9 secs.
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Phoebe's Football Success

The FA Girls Bristol Centre of Excellence

Well done to Year 8 student Phoebe Oreshko who attended the Bristol Academy Girls Centre of Excellence football trials in June and was accepted for the under 15 girls age group.

Phoebe has to train 4 hours a week and attend competitive games every Saturday. Her football contract starts in September.

We look forward to seeing Phoebe in a future World Cup!


Swimming Gala Success

North Devon Schools Swimming Gala Overall Champions - Park






Well done to all the swimmers !

Year 7 Swimmers – Grace Wood, Holly Coles, Olivia Sayer,...

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On Monday 17th June 2013, Park School entered two teams in the Devon Schools Beach Volleyball Championships which were held on Croyde beach. Teams came from across the county including two schools from Exeter (St Peters and St Lukes), Torrington School, Kings School in Ottery St Mary, Plymstock and Pilton.

The weather was a challenge during the group stages in the morning, but by the afternoon and the finals stages, the weather had become much more pleasant allowing the...

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