Learning throughout the Lockdown

23rd August 20

No Loss of Learning at Park Hill during the Lockdown! Learn how we delivered the full and normal timetable through our innovative and exemplary use of technology (an average of 7 zoom live lessons per day) and how our status as an Apple Distinguished School ensured there was no loss of learning during the lockdown….


It is almost time for the start of the 2020/21 Academic Year!

23rd August 20

We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to Park Hill School and Nursery on our first day back for the new term. First day back is Wednesday the 3rd of September. While we are excited to be welcoming back all of the children who are familiar with Park Hill and were with us…

A slight obsession. Twitter, Csikszentmihalyi, Jones and Woolmer.

23rd November 19

So, a confession. I have a healthy obsession with creativity. Creativity /ˌkriːeɪˈtɪvɪti/ noun the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. I am fascinated by how people and children create and invent. The speed at which ideas are formulated. The methods used to create something and, perhaps most fascinating of all, creating…

Headmaster’s thoughts – There’s nothing to it…

16th June 19

“If you want to view paradise Simply look around and view it Anything you want to, do it Wanna change the world? There’s nothing to it.” Bear with me. I have had the opportunity (twice this week) to get a little excited about something that I live and breath every day. Something that was reinforced…


New Website Launched

21st September 18

We are really excited to announce that our new website has gone live. Many thanks to the team at Innermedia who worked to get our new school website ready for us. We’re all really pleased with the final product.

Headmaster’s thoughts – memories.

20th June 17

It is as vivid a memory as if it happened yesterday. Despite it being very early in the morning, the October Saharan heat was starting to make its presence felt. We were returning from quite the most extraordinary adventure deep into the Sahara desert, visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ghadames, standing on the…

Headmaster’s Thoughts – On resilience, Wade Dooley and goalkeeping

24th May 17

Thursday morning assemblies have been known to take on a life of their own. Uncle Jeremy Parsons and Reverend Jeremy Parsons was quite, um, memorable. The rather wonderful Mother’s Day assembly will take some topping. As for the donning of James Bond masks by certain badly behaved members of our parent body to celebrate a…

Headmaster’s Thoughts – being far too easily led….

13th May 17

Salah, from Yemen, saw me coming. Having spent the previous few weeks complaining each time I opened a drawer or cupboard about the number of items that had simply followed us each time we had moved, I had promised that enough was enough. I would make sure that before the packers arrive we would only…

Headmaster’s Thoughts – Grammar Schools

19th September 16

I know what I meant. Whilst it may not stand up in a court of law as a robust defence, I did try and explain why I looked a little confused as to why my senior leadership team had arrived for our weekly meeting a day early. For the last few years my working week…

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