ITALY TRIP (10.4.14)

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To find out about extra examination preparation opportunities for students i.e. extra sessions, please follow the links below:

General revision session information

Mathematics revision information

RE revision information

Please note that there will be Year 11 revision sessions for both RE and Citizenship on Thursday 17 April and Friday 25 April.

Year 11 History Easter Revision:  Tuesday 15 April 2014 - 09:00 to 15:00

SKI TRIP 2014 (28.03.14)

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Please click on this link to read details of Bradford playing a key role in international Maths and Technology role.


Please click here to see the letter from the Headteacher and Chair of Governors about expectations, standards and uniform requirements for students.

YEAR 9 REPORTS (21.02.14)

The Year 9 reports have been issued recently and are incomplete due to a technical problem with the software that generates the reports. The school is working hard to resolve this techical problem and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Reports for Religious Studies and French have been generated separately and have been sent home with the students.


As everyone is aware Parkside School is continuing to make progress and move forward in all aspects.  As part of this continued drive towards success we are undertaking reviews across a whole remit of issues.  One area the school is considering is the current PE uniform.  We are inviting information from our current suppliers and any other supplier/business, that may be interested in providing a service to the school around this agenda.  Please follow the link below to see the Brief.

PE Uniform Brief


Please click here for the information relating to Year 10 Information Evening Tuesday 22 October, 2013.

Please click here for information relating to the Year 9 Progression Evening and to see subject information sheets.

Please click here to view Dr Flynn's PowerPoint presentation from Year 9 Parents Evening Thursday 14 March.


We would like to reassure students and parents that Parkside School canteen sources regionally produced meat from a supplier who is a member of the National Association of Catering Butchers and who are holders of  the EBLEX Quality Standard for beef and lamb. Two examples of the strict standards and inspection criteria the company complies with.  If you wish to read more about our meat suppliers then please click here to be directed to their website.


We were delighted to announce that Parkside School has been successful in gaining British Council funding to work in partnership with a school based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  The theme of our project work is to develop "innovation and creativity" within the teaching and learning of Key Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics using new and emerging digital technologies as a key tool for engaging and fostering independent learners.

Between 17 and 19 September, Mrs Harness - Head of Mathematics, joined by Local Authority Improvement colleagues visited our partner school, The Comenius School in Rotterdam.  This was a planning trip where future plans were formulated and agreed.  Mrs Harness' ambitions for this project began with her own recent experiences of using digital technologies to promote Mathematics.  By embracing the potential of learning through using digital technology and by developing students' understanding of the relevance of Mathematics across the curriculum and everyday life we aim to secure better than expected progress and attainment for all Parkside students.

As a school we are looking forward to the new challenges and fun that this project will bring!  Watch out for regular new updates.

Find out more about Comenius Regio:  

STAY SAFE- IT’S YOUR ‘CALL’ (11.10.12)

Many young people across the Bradford District use mobile phones on a daily basis and it is important that personal safety is always at the forefront of their minds.

West Yorkshire Police is encouraging young people to take steps to protect their mobile phones, whilst warning around the consequences of associated crimes.
How can you protect yourself from becoming a victim?

  • Only make essential calls in the street. Using a mobile phone in a busy area advertises the fact that you have a piece of valuable property. While talking on the phone you can be distracted and not aware of who might be watching you.

  • Consider where you leave your mobile. Open handbags can prove tempting for thieves, as do rucksacks and coats left hanging on chairs.

  • Security mark your phone with a postcode and house number using an ultra-violet pen. The best place is underneath the battery near to the SIM card and on the back of the battery. If it’s stolen and later recovered, the owner can be identified.

  • Make a note of your phone’s IMEI number and register it with your phone operator. If your phone were to be stolen, report it immediately and the operator will then be able to bar the phone, rendering it useless and worthless.

  • Forward your IMEI to This is a national register that the police and industry have access to. It can be checked to ensure owners are reunited with their property. It can and will be used by police when searching suspects on the street to catch them with stolen phones.

What are the consequences of mobile phone crime?

  • Stealing someone’s mobile phone is a very serious offence, which amounts to robbery.

  • Offenders won’t be given any final warnings. Where we have evidence, we will charge those involved and put them before the Courts.

  • Any arrests made for robbery are also considered for referral to the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit where further orders can be made to monitor individuals in the community.

  • Falsely reporting that your mobile phone has been stolen in order to get an upgrade or a new phone is also an offence and one which the police rigorously investigate.

  • Selling or receiving a mobile phone which you know has been stolen is also a crime. If you are offered a handset which you believe has been obtained illegally, tell the police.

You can report any of these offences to the police on the non emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For further information on crime prevention advice, you can also visit the West Yorkshire Police Website:

PCSO Jamie Whiteley
Bradford District Safer Schools
Tel: 07595 012182