“Parkside is an outstanding school that has improved considerably since the previous inspection”. OFSTED March 2011
Parkside Sports College in Willington was judged as Outstanding after it was visited by OfSTED at the beginning of March. The school has made considerable improvements and has moved from Satisfactory to Outstanding in only three years. It is one of only six secondary schools in County Durham, and the only community secondary school in South-West Durham, to be judged as Outstanding.
Students, staff and parents of the school are thrilled by the outcome. Headteacher Linda Davies said “We are delighted with the overall judgement from OfSTED. The judgement cements what we have been saying about Parkside over the last three years that it is an outstanding school where children will get the best chance of a first class education”.
The school was praised on its curriculum, excellent behaviour and attitude of students, partnerships and leadership.
The official report is available now to download from OfSTED’s website.
If you would like to visit the school for yourself please contact Mrs Haggerstone, the Headteacher’s PA on 01388 746396