Parkside School is located in the developing market town of Chesterfield, North Derbyshire. The school was “re-opened” as “Parkside” following the LA re-organisation of 1991 and is pleasantly sited near Queen’s Park, within a few minutes of Chesterfield town centre.
Famous for its crooked spire, Chesterfield has a good range of local amenities and is close to the Peak District National Park and areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Kinder Scout, Stanage Edge and Ladybower Reservoir. The larger cities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Manchester lie within easy reach. Motorway access to Chesterfield via the M1 is excellent.Read More
Meet The Head
At Parkside Community School we believe that every child is capable of reaching their potential, and that many can exceed personal goals when there is a learning climate that is orderly, secure and focused on achievement and celebration of successes.
We are determined to provide the best possible education for all students within a supportive and caring community by...Read More
The Governing Body is made up of 20 people who represent a wide range of ages, skills and backgrounds e.g. parents, education, local authority, health, business and the community. Their expertise within the group enables us to form balanced judgements which are in the best interest of the students and the school.
Through constant monitoring and evaluation by governors, the Headteacher and staff are held to account for the performance of the school. We are always kept up to date with school development and frequently have presentations from the staff and our School Improvement Partners.Read More
Our College System
The College system was introduced to encourage our students to become more involved in school life so that they can develop further as learners and young people.
It provides a nurturing ‘family unit’ that instils a genuine sense of belonging, encourages mutual respect between students of different ages, builds positive esteem and helps reinforce the importance of showing consideration and courtesy to others.
The College system is an integral part of life at Parkside School and aims to provide a sense of friendly competition and fun through a range of school based activities.Read More
It is the aim of all in Holmebrook College that everyone feels cared for, comfortable and happy during their time at Parkside. I hope that these values will support our students whilst they are at school and in the wider community.
Holmebrook College is first and foremost a family and every student is a member of the Holmebrook family. Our mentors work together to enhance growth and develop confidence, character and integrity within each of our students. Every individual is accountable to themselves, each other, and our wider community; helping to develop a greater awareness of the needs of others.Read More
As the leader of Somersall College, I am extremely proud of the students within our college. Students are actively encouraged and expected to achieve above and beyond their potential and never give up in the face of adversity.
Due to this steadfast desire to succeed we have achieved numerous accolades since the beginning of the College System, such as an almost clean sweep of winners trophies at the first inter College Sports Day and having the first Gold certificate awarded to one of our student body.Read More
Being a Linacre Lion means being part of a very special team. In our team we all work together to get College points and encourage others to do the same. Linacre Lions earn College points for all sorts of things. Points are awarded for attendance, homework, achievement and working hard in lessons. You can also earn points for taking part in sport or in creative activities or by being an ambassador for the school. As a Linacre Lion you will be expected to be the best you can be and earn as many points for your College as you can.Read More
At Parkside, we offer a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Through a flexibly designed model we are able to allow every student opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding across a wide range of learning pathways.
Our innovative model of curriculum development is constantly being improved as we track, plan and intervene to meet students’ differing needs.
Homework is an essential part of a student’s learning experience in terms of their personal development in meeting the demands of the curriculum and achieving their full potential.
Homework will be set on a regular basis for most subjects, taking into account the two-week timetable.
Homework will consist of a variety of tasks including planning, research, writing and revision.
At Parkside Community School we believe that all students should be entitled to a wide range of engaging activities before school, at break and lunchtimes, after school and during holiday periods. This is part of our commitment to our young people and their families as an 'Extended Services' offer.
We enrich our curriculum each year with several VIP (Very Important Project) days of practical activities, local and foreign trips, visits, shows and opportunities to perform and showcase talents. On a daily basis students can join club activities...Read More
Learning Support & Inclusion
At Parkside Community School we firmly believe that every child has equal value and therefore should have equal opportunity to access high quality education.
Academic development and success cannot be achieved without a determined commitment to supporting the personal development of each child at Parkside Community School. We believe that all of our children may have special needs at some point in their school career.Read More