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

March 2019
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February 25, 2019 February 26, 2019

Category: GeneralYr. 8 Options evening

Yr. 8 Options evening
February 27, 2019

Category: GeneralInspire Day

Inspire Day
February 28, 2019 March 1, 2019 March 2, 2019 March 3, 2019
March 4, 2019 March 5, 2019 March 6, 2019 March 7, 2019

Category: GeneralScience Engage Evening

Science Engage Evening
March 8, 2019 March 9, 2019 March 10, 2019
March 11, 2019 March 12, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 14, 2019 March 15, 2019 March 16, 2019 March 17, 2019
March 18, 2019 March 19, 2019

Category: GeneralParent Engagement Evening

Parent Engagement Evening
March 20, 2019 March 21, 2019 March 22, 2019 March 23, 2019 March 24, 2019
March 25, 2019 March 26, 2019 March 27, 2019 March 28, 2019 March 29, 2019 March 30, 2019 March 31, 2019