Thank you for taking the time to contact us expressing your interest in Parkfield Primary School. Our children thoroughly enjoy showing visitors around our school and are proud to explain what we offer.
Unfortunately, due to current Government guidelines we are unable to show prospective families around our school at the moment. However, we have put together a short film to give you a feel of who we are and what we do. Click on the link below to access this film.
We are very proud of our ambitious curriculum, recently praised by Ofsted. At Parkfield, we have designed a curriculum which fundamentally covers the statutory learning objectives outlined in the Primary National Curriculum. Our curriculum has been designed so that each year group’s learning objectives build upon the previous year group’s knowledge and skills coverage; our main aim being to ensure the building blocks of knowledge and skills are in place to underpin further learning.
We provide a curriculum that is engaging, balanced, brings a sense of enjoyment and fascination and one that is rigorous. While the core skills of reading, writing and maths are essential, we also place great value on providing an engaging programme of study for all curriculum areas.
To read more about our curriculum please click on the link to access our Curriculum Overview document.
Parkfield was inspected in February 2020 and we achieved an overall effectiveness of ‘Good’ under this new, more rigorous framework. Please click on the link below to access the report.
Results and School Performance
Apart from last summer, due to COVID-19, we are asked to submit our statutory end of year data to the Local Authority and the Department for Education. This includes Foundation Stage results; Year 1 phonics tests; teacher assessments in Year 2 and teacher assessments and test results for Year 6. We are very proud of our results and the hard work of the whole community to achieve these. In all key areas of learning across the school our outcomes are above the national average.
Please click on the links below to access the most recent school data and a link to the government performance data website.
Wrap Around Care (Swallows) and After School Clubs
We run a very successful wrap around provision to support families with before and after school care. Please click on the link below for more information.
Our hot school lunches are provided by BAM FM Ltd freshly cooked and delivered each day. The meals are nutritionally balanced and prepared in accordance with the School Food Plan. The menu rotates over a 3 week period and examples of the healthy food available include pulled pork tortilla wrap, vegetable lasagne, baked fillet of chicken with gravy, green beans and carrots and new potatoes. Each day there is always a choice of a meat dish, vegetarian dish or another alternative option and for dessert there is always fresh fruit available. Examples of alternative dessert choices include apple and pineapple flapjack crumble with custard, pancakes with chocolate sauce, chocolate brownie cake.
To find out more about our school lunches, snacks and milk, click on the link below.
Friends of Parkfield
Our Parent Teacher Association is called 'The Friends of Parkfield School' and is open for anyone to join, whether you have plenty of time to spare or just the odd hour now and again. Our main responsibilities are fundraising but we also have a social function where we aim to bring our school community together to have a bit of fun. The money we raise is intended to enrich the learning of our children by providing the 'extras' not already provided in the school's normal budget. In recent years the Friends have contributed to the Secret Garden, Outdoor Play Area and new kit for our sports teams.
We truly believe every child should have the right to reach their full potential in all aspects of the school curriculum and be provided with an education appropriate to the world beyond the classroom.
We should be developing in children a love of learning, a pride in work well done and a desire to expand their knowledge and skills throughout life. We must help children learn to live together in a community and to become responsible, independent people, who are able to think deeply about the world around them and to respect other races, religions, ways of life and points of view. We must also develop in children a positive sense of moral responsibility, giving them the self-confidence and skills to express their opinions.
This can only be achieved if, as a learning community, we work together and put the children at the heart of any decision we make.
Thank you for taking the time to consider Parkfield for your child and we hope to see you all in September.
There is further information about our school on our website, https://www.parkfieldschool.co.uk/ However, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or any of my dedicated and hardworking team at any time.
Mr G Jones