Bradshaw Way, Parkside, Stafford ST16 1TH
10 reasons to choose Parkside Primary School
Parkside Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Stafford and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Parkside Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 6 members of The Creative Learning Partnership Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Staffordshire LEA.
Average class size
Parkside Primary School usually has two classes per year, with one or two mixed-age classes, and an average class size of 28 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Parkside Primary School ranks in the top 3% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 12% of schools.
The Parkside Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. The ‘creative curriculum’ for some subjects promotes cross curricular learning and develops learning skills. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School to Year 2 and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Parkside Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Parkside 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.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Parkside Primary School
Stafford Grammar School (3.3 miles); St Dominic’s Priory School (5.3 miles); Chase Grammar School (12.1 miles).
Sir Graham Balfour High School (2.1 miles); Blessed William Howard Catholic School (2.4 miles); The Weston Road Academy (3.4 miles).