To read our Admissions Policy
For more information on how to Apply for a Secondary School Place
If you wish to appeal the place which your child has been offered, please use the information below and liaise with the Area Pupil Access Team.
Full school attendance is paramount to success and achievement at any school and here at Park High it is no different. We have a dedicated team of attendance workers to ensure that every student strives for excellent attendance and understands the bearing of it on their studies. The strong partnerships between school and home have proved invaluable in improving the attendance of individual students.
We understand, however, that there are sometimes situations beyond our control that can sometimes get in the way of full school attendance and we will work with students and their families to keep the impact of this to a minimum.
To read our Attendance Policy and actions for poor attendance.
To make an Application for Absence please click here
The importance of wearing the school uniform in full and properly is held in very high regard by the school and we recognise the proven, very close link between children wearing the full school uniform and what they achieve personally and academically.
Wearing the school uniform instills a pride in our students and ensures a smart and professional appearance in the wider community, which has been recognised. It also minimises social divisions between pupils and brings them together as part of the Park High Community.
To download a full description of our school uniform requirements and expectations, click here
Monitoring Progress & Homework
We aim to support the most vulnerable students and challenge the most able and identifying and supporting varying special needs is a strength here at Park.
We use a combination of specialist teaching, student withdrawal programmes and targeted in-class support to ensure that all children can access the curriculum. These methods include intensive reading, literacy and numeracy programmes, additional homework support and nurture and inclusion groups.
Able, gifted and talented students are identified early in KS3 from information we gain from primary schools and tracking of early progress. We work hard to challenge these students through careful curriculum planning.
We assess students regularly in the form of tests, exams, projects and homework which help to monitor individual progress for both the student and the teacher, picking up any problems early on and showing teachers where they need to intervene to help the student reach their targets.
We celebrate success here at Park and students who are performing well are praised for their hard work in the form of displays, awards and presentation evenings.
To read more about monitoring progress and rewards, please click here.
Advice to Parents for Child Online Safety
Please click here for a useful guide to help keep your child safe when online.
Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what they think of their child's school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. To go to Parent View please click here
School Health Needs Assessment
Once again, we will be taking part in the School Health Needs Assessment (SHNA) process in partnership with the school nurse teams from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This is really helpful for us to better understand and respond to the health needs of our children and young people in the school and also offer additional support if needed. As part of the SHNA process, pupils in Year 9 will complete a questionnaire about their health and well-being.
The majority of schools in Lancashire are involved in this and last year over 17,000 children and young people took part. If you would like to know more about this, the school nurse will be happy to tell you more. Please click on the link to read the questionniare.