“The Park Community School is a secondary comprehensive (11-16) based on a 25 acre site situated near the town centre of Barnstaple. The school occupies the site of the former grammar school and dates back to 1907. We educate over 1400 students using our house system to create a small school feel within a larger school setting. The school is proud of its traditions and history and has an active alumni network that uses students of the past to support and inspire our current students.
Since joining the trust the school has been delighted to forge stronger links with our feeder schools, using these deeper relationships to consider our curriculum and how we build on the excellent work of primaries. We have also been able to work together to support ‘join’ families where siblings attend two or more of our schools. The trust has also supported the development of our campus with joint work to develop and submit successful CIF bids which has brought in considerable capital revenue to the school to enhance the learning environment and provide better facilities for current and future students.”