Parkfield Community School
PARKFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Parkfield School is a non-denominational Primary School catering for boys and girls aged 3 – 11. The school is maintained by the City of Birmingham Education Authority.
The School was built in 1935, and was originally the Rosary Roman Catholic Secondary School. It opened as Parkfield Primary School in September 1986. In September 2009 there will be 738 pupils on roll. The current admissions limit is 90.
Parkfield is a well-resourced school with two halls, a library and a computer room. All classrooms are carpeted and have sinks, fitted cupboards, interactive whiteboards and display boards. We have 34 computers for curriculum use in the classrooms, including CD-ROM’s and Internet connections. Our computer room has 32 networked computers.
There are large well-equipped playgrounds, a play area with 2 Adventure Playgrounds, a Tyre Park and extensive ground improvements including large grassed areas for play, sport and environmental studies. Parkfield is currently in the completing the process for planning permission that would see the installation of a large multi games area.
We welcome and encourage parents to visit, support, help and comment.
PARKFIELD SCHOOL AIMS
At Parkfield we believe that every child should feel happy, confident, valued and secure in school. They will then be receptive to the experiences offered and able to achieve their full potential.
Our aims are in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and those of the Birmingham Curriculum Statement and include -
The curriculum should be relevant, broad, balanced and challenging. It should ensure continuity and progression for all pupils. It acknowledges the cultural backgrounds of our children and provides a multi-cultural perspective representative of society as a whole.
We encourage children to be articulate, numerate and literate, able to accept the challenges of Secondary School and adult life. We teach them to be aware of the nature of Citizenship and their role in society.
The children are taught to work towards self-discipline and independent learning. Everyone in our school should understand and value the rights and needs of others in our society, regardless of language, culture, religion, gender or special requirements.
Parents, Governors and the community are seen as vital partners in our work. Parents are expected to support the work of their children in school and at home and involve themselves in the life of the school.
We deliver our aims through a positive approach, enhancing the self-esteem of the children, having high expectations, good relationships and appropriate teaching styles. We constantly examine our practice in order to raise standards throughout the school.
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At Parkfield Community School we aim to provide our community with the opportunity to develop their ability to learn for life and to help promote respect for themselves, others and the