Principal's Welcome

"This is a small school where pupils enrich their understanding of a much wider world' - Ofsted, 2023

Welcome to Parkside Community College. We are a small, caring school situated in the centre of Cambridge, beside Parker’s Piece. Although we are smaller than the average local comprehensive, our expectations in all aspects of school life are incredibly high.

We are proud of our achievements in helping our students to thrive.  Students at Parkside are articulate, successful in their studies, and optimistic about the future. We want every student to succeed and as a school we strive for excellence. Our GCSE performance in 2023 places us in the top 30 schools in England for progress. We always ask our students, every day, to 'do your best'.

However, we are always looking to improve what we do.  Our community, including our partnership with parents, helps us to remain a leading school in Cambridge and beyond. We ask all of our students to 'play their part' in making Parkside a great place to learn and to grow.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, we place a great emphasis on our value of responsibility, on good citizenship and ethical decision-making in all years, culminating in the Diploma programme for the sixth form. In whatever they do, Parkside students are taught and encouraged to 'be considerate'.

We are very proud to have again been judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in April 2023. To learn more about what makes a Parkside education special, please contact us to arrange a visit: call 01223 712600 or email: pks-enquiries@parksidecc.org.uk. I look forward to meeting you.

Dee Wallace