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A warm welcome from our Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carers,


Welcome to Parkside Primary School.


We have a strong team of staff who are committed to providing a high-quality learning environment where children can achieve, enjoy and excel in all areas of school life. At Parkside we are a family. Bullying, Racism and any other form of negative behaviour is not tolerated. We also have a good sense of fun.


We have attractive grounds that are enjoyed by children and adults alike and is sited next to Ridgeway Park in Chingford. Over a number of years we have expanded to 3 forms of entry (3 classes per year group) in all year groups from Reception to year 6. During this journey we have made significant improvements to the school building and an amazing playground for KS1 and KS2.


Teachers and support staff all work hard to maintain a safe and happy school where children are encouraged to become enthusiastic and lifelong learners. Children are valued as members of the school community and our Behaviour Policy places emphasis on celebrating success and taking responsibility for their actions. The school offers an enriched, broad and balanced curriculum and strives to give children lots of opportunities in music, arts and sport as well as excelling academically. This is reflected in our Mission Statement – Proud to Shine!


Parents/carers are encouraged to be active partners in their children’s learning through effective communication, regular information about children’s learning and progress, homework activities and a strong emphasis on developing children’s reading skills from an early age. Parents/carers also support the school by attending regular assemblies, concerts and shows, and helping in school in a variety of ways. We have an effective parent/teacher group known as the ‘Friends of Parkside’ who organise events throughout the year so that parents/carers can be involved whilst raising money for special projects within the school.


Our school benefits from the good support of an active Governing Body who ensure that the school fulfils its duties and provides value for money. They challenge the school to ensure that children achieve high standards within the spirit of the agreed school aims.


I am proud to be part of a school that values children as individuals, recognising individual skills, interests and needs so that each child can achieve their potential and be ‘Proud to Shine’.




Lisa Cousins