Parents and Carers

The role of parents/ guardians is crucial to the success of any School placement. Parkside House School encourages an open door policy with parent/guardians. All pupils are allocated a year tutor. Year tutors actively encourage parents to contact or visit the school regularly. The school uses the following contact methods with parents.

School Diary

Every pupil is given a school diary; this is the main resource for home school/contact. All subject teachers will write in comments after every lesson and all homework will be reported. The school encourage parents/guardians to also write comments in the diary and sign it every week.


Weekly Reports

Each pupil receives a weekly report every Friday.


Parents Evening

There is a twice yearly parents evening where parents /guardians will be able to discuss their child's progress with their subject teachers.


Yearly Progress Report

Each pupil will receive a yearly report which will make a comment on both attainment and effort.


Target Setting

All pupils and parents in key stage 4 will attend target setting meetings. These meetings take place at the beginning of the school year. Pupils will be set academic targets in all subjects at Key stage 4.


School Newsletter

A school newsletter is produced every term which reports on all activities and events over that term.


Year Tutors

Year Tutors can offer differing levels of contact to Parents/guardians; this can include a daily phone call to report on pupils if required.

School Uniform

  • Parkside House School has a school uniform policy which requires all pupils to wear the full and correct uniform daily. 
    PHS feels the wearing of school uniform is important as it provides a definite school identity. It has been proven that the wearing of school uniform is advantageous for the following reasons;

  • Encouragement of purposeful attitude to work and positive behaviour

  • The promotion of a positive school ethos and a sense of identification with loyalty to the school.

  • Improved security as pupils are easily identified when out of school

  • A reduction in bullying and victimisation which can rise from peer pressure to adhere to certain fashion trends.

  • The creation of a positive image in the local community

  • Raising young people’s awareness of the requirement to dress appropriately for the world of work

    PHS uniform consists of;

    KS3 Boys

White Polo Shirt with school name or plain white Polo shirt.
Black School trousers.
Blue school sweatshirt with school name/logo.
Black school shoes/black trainers.

KS3 GIRLS
White Polo Shirt with school name or plain white Polo shirt.
Black School trousers /Skirt.
Blue school sweatshirt with school name/logo.
Black school shoes/black trainers.

ks4 and ks5 Boys

  • White Polo Shirt with school name or plain white Polo shirt.
    Black School trousers.
    Blue school hoodie with school name/logo.
    Black school shoes/black trainers.

    ks4 and ks5 girls