Update from Mrs Hollister.

School starts on Monday 1st September for all pupils (Week 1)

Weds 3rd September Year 11 pupil & parents evening

Thursday 4th September Year 10 Welcome to KS4 evening

ADVANCE NOTICE: THE SCHOOL'S ANNUAL OPEN EVENING WILL BE HELD ON THURS. 11TH SEPTEMBER. IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THIS SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT 13:00. BUSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME BUT NOT AT 15:00. PARENTS/CARERS WHO WISH THEIR CHILD TO BE SUPERVISED IN SCHOOL UNTIL 15:00 SHOULD EMAIL lcrow@parklandsacademy.co.uk

In the light of the well-publicised volatility regarding GCSE pass rates, we are delighted that Parklands has successfully maintained excellent academic results. These include: 73% A*-C in English language (national average 61.7%), 92% in English Literature, 72% in maths (national average 62.4%), 23% of students achieving 5 A*/A grades and 36% of students achieving the Ebacc. In addition, for the first time this year 5 students achieved AS drama (2 x As, 3 x Bs) after completing a course of study in twilight sessions and 1 student achieved a grade B in A level Spanish. Moreover, 18 subjects had an A*-C pass rate of over 70% with 6 subjects achieving over 90% A*-C. 

Congratulations to all students and colleagues for their tremendous hard work and commitment in the face of constant change and unpredictability.

A number of building projects are taking place over the summer holiday and beyond. Consequently there will be some access restrictions. Follow this link for further details.

Bee RadioLearning Challenge Week – Day 5

The weather has been very kind to us during the week and it didn't let us down for Festival Day either. Our thanks to all of the visitors who witnessed the culmination of hard work and activity. From plans for the economic regeneration of whole countries to giant willow arachnids, the final products were all on display to our guests. The Bee radio paid us a visit and you can access their news clip from here.

Listen to us on The Bee radio

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Learning Challenge Week – Day 4

A very busy day today, with lots of rushing around to finish everything in readiness for judgment day tomorrow. The Festival Day, (to give it its proper title), is open to parents, carers, family and friends.

Click to get a flavour

Zulu Warrior NationLearning Challenge Week – Day 3

Another sunny day allowed the Zumba to take place outside on the school fields, whilst inside the school was introduced to The Mighty Zulu Warrior Nation Theatre Company. Very colourful, very loud and very entertaining and informative! A brilliant day.

LCW Day 2Learning Challenge Week – Day 2

A sunny second day allowed all our outdoor events to go ahead. It was the turn of Year 10 to compete outside, working on challenges to gain points for their team. The team pictured are attempting to navigate their way across a deadly swamp armed with only a plank and lily pads!

DSC_0025Learning Challenge Week – Day 1

A fantastic first day of Learning Challenge week. Lots of exciting and unusual activities were taking place including Year 7 "The Island" project. Here pupils can be seen creating national costumes and flags. Well done everybody.

prom 002Parklands Prom – 2014

The school Prom took place on Wednesday, 2nd July at 7pm. Everybody had a wonderful time as can be seen from the photographs in the link below.

Prom Photographs

concert 001Parklands Summer Concert

The summer concert showcased the great depth of musical talent here at Parklands. Fabulous music and great singing from all our pupils who entertained a packed school hall. Well done to all our performers and a justifiably enthusiastic audience.