2012 - 2013 News

Summer 2013 News

Student Success in their GCSEs 2013

Right across the ability range students have achieved their potential and secured the results deserved for all of their hard work.

Amongst their results, the top 25 academic high flyers secured a total of 262 of the top A*/A grades – and average of 10 over each! 

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Hannah Gaunt  wins Gold in Portugal Hannah Gaunt Wins Gold!

Year 11 student Hannah Gaunt who runs for the North Devon AC competed for Great Britain at the European Biathle Championships in Portugal.

She won gold in the girl's youth B age group at the run-swim-run competition in Setubal.

Hannah led from the front to win her race, which... Read More

Summer Fayre 2013

A big thank you to all the Tutor Groups for their support with the Summer Fayre. It was a great success and raised £373.  A fun day was had by all !  

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Success With Tennis

On Wednesday 17th July Park School entered the Tarka Tennis Secondary Schools Competition.

Teams came from West Buckland, Pilton, Ilfracombe, Chulmleigh, Braunton and Torrington.

We had a hugely successful day:

Phoebe's Football Success

The FA Girls Bristol Centre of Excellence

Well done to Year 8 student Phoebe Oreshko who attended the Bristol Academy Girls Centre of Excellence football trials in June and was accepted for the under 15 girls age group.

Phoebe has to train 4 hours a week and... Read More

Ben's Trophy MFL Music Video Success!

Student Wins MFL Pop Video Competition

Congratulations to Year 8 Student Ben Martin who did extremely well in an MFL Pop Video Competition on 26th June.  The competition was ran by the Routes Into Languages Consortium held at the University of Exeter.

Ben wrote... Read More

MFL Speaking Comp Success


2 students Tilly Porter and Hannah Atkinson represented Park School in the Regional Final of the MFL Speaking Competition at Exeter University on 26th June.

Tilly Porter won the South West Award for KS3

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Ofsted Inspection Is Published


Please find a link to the report here. Students will bring a paper copy home.


Swimming Gala Success

North Devon Schools Swimming Gala Overall Champions - Park




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The Year 11 Leaving Day

The Year 11 Leaving Day Thursday 6th June 2013

Very careful thought goes into identifying this important day in a Year 11 student’s life. The day they all leave school! It is a ‘rite of passage’, moving on to life beyond your schooldays.

GCSE exams will be well advanced, but 6th... Read More

Callum Choules North Devon School Athletics

Huge congratulations to all of the following for qualifying from the North Devon Schools Athletics competition held at Braunton Athletics club on the 15th May. All will now go on to represent North Devon at Exeter Arena on the 8th June in the Devon Schools Athletics... Read More

Ten Tors Achievement

After 9 training weekends (mostly wet and foggy) the final event came and the weather was terrible  (the worst Mr Ratcliffe has seen in 12 Years)

At the end of the event the team had been reduced to 4 with Sharma and Callum having medical problems.

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Park Is A Fairtrade School

First School In North Devon To Become A Fairtrade School

Students on the School’s Fairtrade steering committee have received the news from the Fairtrade Foundation that Park Community School has met the criteria to be awarded Fairtrade status. Students have worked towards this award... Read More

Tidy Up Our Town Week

On Thursday 25th April, between 12 noon and 1pm volunteer students contributed to the Tidy Up Our Town week in Barnstaple, by clearing litter & debris from Ladies Mile, Coney Gut, Congrams Close, Newport Road, Park Lane and Prospect Place. Thank you to all our volunteers for doing a great... Read More

This Years Ski Trip Was A Great Success!

The students had a fantastic time skiing in Italy this month and were an amazing bunch. The snow conditions were really fantastic, some students were amazed by how much snow we had.

Our ski instructors did a tremendous job improving everyone's skiing abilities. Some students proved to be... Read More


On Monday 17th June 2013, Park School entered two teams in the Devon Schools Beach Volleyball Championships which were held on Croyde beach. Teams came from across the county including two schools from Exeter (St Peters and St Lukes), Torrington School, Kings School in Ottery St Mary... Read More

Spring 2013 News

Battle Of The Bands 2013

Students gathered in the School Hall each lunch time in March to watch friends compete in the annual Battle of the Bands competition. There has been a massive boom of students interested in popular music and performance over the last few years. With limited accommodation for students to rehearse regularly ‘plugged in’ the school invested in a project where students are given Rock band tuition after school every Tuesday evening. Thanks to this, the quality and...

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Park's Got Talent 2013

The final was held at lunchtime on Wednesday 13th March and was very entertaining. 9 acts performed in front of a packed school hall. All acts did incredibly well. The results were: 1st Dion Sheppard (Year 8) 2nd Katia Stone (Year 11) Joint 3rd Emily Rawlinson (Year 9) & Duet Taya Lambden (Year 9) with...

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Rotary/Future Chef competition

Congratulations to Year 11 pupils Emily Price and Liam Bulled 22/1/13

Emily Price and Liam Bulled have won the regional finals of the Rotary/Future Chef competition. Carole Roberts from the Barnstaple Rotary Club awarded them with a personalised chef's coat. Well done to them both.

BBC Radio 4 "Any Questions?"

This radio programme was broadcast live from the School Hall at The Park Community School on Friday 18th January 2013.

Student Art Exhibition Jan-Feb 2013

There was a student Art Exhibition of a sample of work for Years 7-11, upstairs at The Boston Tea Party in Barnstaple. It was on in January until mid February. Work included: Cultures and different periods of art, printing; African art, information and communications technology, book sculptures, natural form and abstract art and more.