Welcome to Park View Community School
We are a forward thinking, exciting and, most important of all, happy school where children of all abilities, aptitudes and social backgrounds achieve. This has given us a reputation for excellence within the locality of which we are exceptionally proud.
We have been at the heart of Chester-le-Street since 1911, first as the town’s grammar school and latterly as its largest Academy. Our roots in the community are long-established and inform all that we do: thus, although we are innovative and offer children a 21st Century education of real worth, we cherish and foster traditional values.
We passionately believe that all young people can achieve if challenged to do so, that each has in them special qualities, talents and strengths which it is the duty of true educators to develop. It is this moral imperative which drives us, providing an unflinching focus upon the continued improvement necessary for us to realise our ambition: to be an outstanding school which provides the very best educational experience for all in our care.
To succeed in our ambition, we work closely in partnership with parents and carers. We rely upon support from home and are delighted that the vast majority of our families make an unconditional commitment to trust their children to our care, reinforcing our standards by supporting school actions. It is this mutual trust which sits at the heart of the school and is one of our greatest strengths.
Park View Sixth Form has a long standing reputation for academic success at Advanced level. This has been built upon our belief that post-16 education should embrace cutting edge practice but also be rooted in traditional values: this blend of forward thinking
and solid moral foundations is at the heart of all that we do.
The vast majority of Park View students elect to continue their studies at university. UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) preparation begins in the spring term of year 12 in earnest. We have links with several leading universities and visits are arranged in subject specific areas.
Park View has a truly international Sixth Form which works in partnership with universities, the local and international community and external agencies to provide a great choice, different working environments and new friendships.
An exciting induction programme is undertaken by all year 12 students during the first week of term in order to help them with the transition to post-16 studies. This is a great way to get to know new friends and to develop team building and decision making skills whilst undertaking activities that stretch thinking and challenge beliefs in new subject fields.
Park View Sixth Form is housed in its own purpose built centre away from the main school, allowing students to flourish in their own environment whist also benefitting from the specialist facilities in the main building when necessary.
In the sixth form centre students have a large, comfortable common room and a dedicated Study Support room. The latter allows them all day access to 30 networked computers and to the Sixth Form Guidance Manager who is located in this room. During lesson time, they can also use the Learning Resources Centre, where they can access ICT, Multimedia resources and specialist books, periodicals and journals.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Park View Community School directly.