Parkinson Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 3XL
10 reasons to choose Parkinson Lane Community Primary School
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Halifax and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. It is one of the 10 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Calderdale LEA.
Average class size
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School has two or three classes per year, and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Parkinson Lane Community Primary School ranks in the top 37% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 4% of schools.
The Parkinson Lane Community Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. British Council’s International School Award for international learning activities. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for art and sport.
Sport at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.30am to 3.00pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am, and after school clubs can extend the day to 6.30pm.
Find another school near Parkinson Lane Community Primary School
Hipperholme Grammar School (3.3 miles); Rishworth School (6.2 miles).
The Crossley Heath School (0.6 miles); Trinity Academy, Halifax (3.2 miles); The North Halifax Grammar School (3.5 miles).