Vision and values

An exceptional, all round education in a thriving learning community

Parklands is an 11-16 mixed, non-selective, standalone Academy. We are justifiably proud of our tradition as a caring, forward-looking, successful school which is constantly seeking out ways of improving upon and extending the range of opportunities we offer to our pupils and our community, and I am delighted that you are taking the time to view our web site.

Achieving potential and academic excellence

All our pupils are encouraged to achieve their potential; we will not accept second best, and we insist upon high standards in everything we do. Boys and girls are given every opportunity to demonstrate and benefit from their strengths, as well as being supported in working on improvements which need to be made.

An outward-looking, inclusive school with a shared purpose

Our commitment to global citizenship has enabled us to broaden our already impressive range of extra-curricular visits and activities, with ever-widening opportunities to explore other languages, countries and cultures.

High expectations and the development of character

It is our aim that Parklands pupils, after five happy and challenging productive years with us, should leave our school as well-qualified young adults who have a broad outlook, a concern and respect for others, and a self-confidence which will enable them to be successful in achieving their goals and fulfilling their ambitions, and to play a valuable part in the future of their world.

Inclusion, diversity and equality

We believe in equality for all irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic background. The culture of our school community is one of inclusion and diversity where all those connected to and in contact with the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in the life of the school. Diversity is a strength which we respect and celebrate aiming to treat all equally and fairly. 

This site will provide you with important information about Parklands and will help you make the vital decision about what is best for your child’s secondary education. However, should you wish to discuss matters further please do not hesitate to contact school in order that I, or one of my colleagues, may speak with you personally.

A representation of our vision can be accessed here.

Mrs C Hollister (Headteacher)