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School Starts at 8.40am & finishes at 3.10pm ........... Reporting your child absent from school - please telephone 01227 464956 or email officemanager@parkside.kent.sch.uk before 10.00am ........... The last day of Term 1 is Friday 20th October ........... The first day of Term 2 is Monday 30th October ........... To view our latest Ofsted Report please click here for the letter and here for the report ........... For after school clubs info, please see 'clubs' tab ...........  School Dinners Menu  ........... Hardship Help for Families - visit www.sway.com ........... To view our September Newsletter please click here ........... For information about our Open Day please click here ........... 




Ethos and Values

At Parkside Community Primary School we want every child to feel valued and be given time and guidance to develop emotionally, physically and academically. We believe that every child has the right to learn in a caring, safe environment.

The establishment of a sound, positive and caring ethos is an essential prerequisite for whole child learning. It depends upon trusting relationships and a process of co-operative teamwork and the Governing Body and thus the school welcomes and encourages the involvement of the LEA, governors, parents and carers and others in the community.

Our Aims

At Parkside Community Primary School we aim to provide a safe, caring, supportive and stimulating environment with high quality teaching to achieve:

  • Enjoyment for all
  • An inclusive learning environment with equality of opportunity
  • Independent young people who are confident, flexible and able to cooperate with others
  • A diverse, broad and engaging curriculum
  • Academic success and progress across all curriculum areas
  • A high level of functional English and Mathematics skills
  • A high level of computing and technological competence
  • Creative expression, and develop imagination through a wide range of media
  • Conscientious young citizens who are tolerant and respect the values of others
  • Effective links between the school, the home and the community
  • Celebration, good humour and teamwork

We aspire for Parkside Community Primary School to be the best place for our children to come to learn; where they are supported by adults who are positive and show a love for learning; where children respect each other and take responsibility for their own learning.

All who work at Parkside Community Primary School believe that it is vital that we are all responsible for improving the skills of all children and we are here to support the raising of standards for everyone.

At Parkside we want pupils to REACH for the stars through:




Important Dates for Admissions

Application for Reception places Monday 5th November 2018 to
Tuesday 15th January 2019
KCC Admissions notify parents what school their child has been offered  Tuesday 16th April 2019
Parents / Carers must accept or refuse school place offered Monday 13th May 2019

Tuesday 15th January 2019 is the deadline date for prospective 2019/2020 Year R parents to submit their child's application.

Please click on the Kent County Council link to apply for a school place.

If your child is already of school age and you need to find them a school please complete the In Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF) by clicking here and select "Move to a different school" or alternatively you can request a copy of this form from the school office.

At Parkside Community Primary School we are always happy to help with any queries regarding admission applications and we can provide support with completing the online forms. Please come along and ask.


Year R-1
Year 2
Year 3-4
Year 4-5
Year 6

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we deliver the Letters and Sounds programme. These lessons are taught daily and we look at the different sounds and how we can use these to spell words when reading and writing. There are six stages to this programme.

The first looks at environmental sounds to train the child to listen for different sounds in spoken word or around us. Stages two to five look at delivering the different phonemes needed to read and write. The final stage, phase six, consolidates all the previous learning to ensure the children are confident in using their sounds to segment and blend words when reading and writing.

There is a quick pace which allows the children to start reading words within their first few weeks in Reception.

Pupil Premium

Parkside Pupil Premium Strategy

Sports Premium

Sports Funding 2018 - 2019 Sports Premium budget 2019-20


SEN & Disability Information Report