Joining Us

Parkside is an “Outstanding” secondary school, one of only a handful in Co. Durham. This means the education that we will provide for your child is second to none.

We will ensure they leave us with the very best examination results they can get – but they will achieve these results in a caring and supportive environment where teachers and support staff care for their welfare and wellbeing.

“The needs of the student remain at the heart of everything the school does”. Ofsted 2011

We provide tremendous opportunities to find your child’s talents and then invest the time and effort in nurturing and developing them, so the child that joined us at age eleven leaves us at age sixteen as a happy, confident and successful young man or woman.

We hold an annual Open Evening, but we don’t put on a special Open Day as it is possible to visit us on any normal school day and see that the outstanding quality of our lessons and the enthusiasm and exemplary behaviour of our pupils is the norm every day at Parkside.

Please telephone the school to arrange a visit.

Further information about our admissions policy is available by following this link.

Admissions Polcy

January 2019
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December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019

Category: School HolidaysChristmas Break

Christmas Break
January 5, 2019 January 6, 2019
January 7, 2019 January 8, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 10, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 12, 2019 January 13, 2019
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Category: GeneralYear 7 Parents Evening

Year 7 Parents Evening
January 18, 2019 January 19, 2019 January 20, 2019
January 21, 2019 January 22, 2019 January 23, 2019 January 24, 2019

Category: GeneralYr 9 Parents Evening

Yr 9 Parents Evening
January 25, 2019 January 26, 2019 January 27, 2019
January 28, 2019 January 29, 2019 January 30, 2019 January 31, 2019

Category: GeneralBe Strong Online Engage Evening

Be Strong Online Engage Evening
February 1, 2019 February 2, 2019 February 3, 2019