Park High


We are very proud of all our former students and are always interested in hearing their stories of their continued personal development, academic and vocational achievements, and employment experience, following their time at Park High.

Our current students are inspired by the valuable experience that our former students can share, helping them to focus on what path they wish to follow in their future. We are currently compiling more alumni profiles. Please read the alumni profiles below to learn more about some of our successful alumni.

Alumni Profiles  

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Miranda Badminton

Miranda successfully gained 10 GCSEs including 3 A* and 4 A grades. She then went to Nelson & Colne College where she achieved an A* in Sociology, A grades in Psychology and Geography and a B in English Language. Miranda is now studying Law at the University of Sheffield.

"Park helped teach me how to learn independently and was great in rewarding hard work and making learning fun." Read more


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Lucy Barrett

Lucy gained 14 GCSEs at Park High and went on to study A Levels in Geography, Media Studies and General Studies at Nelson & Colne College.

Then, at Manchester Metropolitan University, Lucy gained a BA in Geography before taking an MSc in Environmental Management.

Whilst on university placement with Stockport Homes, her work on waste management received national recognition in the Sustainability Leaders Award where she was awarded the runner-up prize.

Lucy is now an Environment Officer with the Environment Agency.

"One of the things Park taught me was to work hard towards your goals as the grades you gained then would lay the foundations to your future career." Read more

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Leonie Bowers

Leonie went onto Nelson & Colne College where she achieved A grades in History, English Language and Law. She is now reading Philosophy and Politics at University of Manchester. 

"Park High helped me to decide my education path and made me set my sights on getting to university." Read more


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Matthew Burton

Matthew gained 12 GCSEs and also studied BTEC Engineering, achieving an A*. This led to his apprenticeship at Rolls Royce. 

"I started at Park in Year 8. I found it pretty easy to settle into the school and I found the teachers very easy to get on with." Read more


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Jennifer Cannon

After gaining 7 A* grades at GCSE at Park High, Jennifer went to Thomas Whitham VI Form, achieving A grades in A Level Maths and Further Maths, an A grade in Physics and B grade in Philosophy. She is now at Durham University studying Physics and Astronomy. 

"Park's pastoral work and support was excellent. Park also helped the students who wanted some more revision." Read more

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Sam Gugi

Former Head Boy Sam gained 1 A* and 8 A grades at GCSE and is now studying 5 A levels at Nelson & Colne College: Biology, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Business Studies, and an additional course of Pre-Professional Medicine.

"Park taught me to keep positive, aim high and get higher results, and do not set limits for yourself. It's an inspiring school." Read more

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Matt Langstroth

Former Deputy Head Boy Matt achieved 8 A* and 3 A grades at GCSE. He is now studying A levels at Nelson & Colne College in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Physics,  and an additional course of Pre-Professional Medicine.

"Park High taught me that the key to good grades is a good, positive mental attitude; alongside determination." Read more


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David Swinton

From Park, David went to Thomas Whitham VI Form to study A Levels and gained A* in Maths, A in Further Maths and B in Physics. He is now studying Maths at Manchester University.

"Park really wants each individual to do well and teachers put a lot of effort into helping students." Read more


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Nicholas Wildman 

After Park, David got a 4 year plumbing apprenticeship with a local firm.

"Park taught me how to cope in different situations and how to work to my best ability." Read more



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Cameron Wych

Cameron gained 2 A* grades, 7 A grades and 1 B grade at GCSE. He then achieved 3 Bs at A Level in Chemistry, Physics and Geography at Nelson & Colne College. 

"Park taught me in order to achieve you have to work! All the exams and revision sessions were made easier by the great staff." Read more