Parkstone Grammar School A GSG School
- Parkstone Grammar School
- Head: Mrs Tracy Harris
- T 01202 605605
- F 01202 605606
- E enquiries@park…e.poole.sch.uk
- W www.parkstone.poole.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Poole
- Pupils: 1,242
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Late September/early October but parents welcome at any time when they can meet the Deputy Headteacher who manages Admissions and have tours of the school with Sixth Form prefects
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 18th December 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 15th March 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Exceptionally good staff-pupil relationships with girls declaring, ‘at risk of sounding cheesy, our staff are amazing, inspiring, working really hard to give us good lessons and ready to do anything to help......
What the school says...
Parkstone Grammar School is an 11-18 selective girls grammar school providing excellent educational opportunities to girls from Poole and the surrounding area. We are a converter academy and have a collaborative Sixth Form with Poole Grammar School.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysExceptionally good staff-pupil relationships with girls declaring, ‘at risk of sounding cheesy, our staff are amazing, inspiring, working really hard to give us good lessons and ready to do anything to help...
Since 2013, Mrs Tracy Harris. Was previously deputy headteacher at South Wilts Grammar School for Girls and has a strong track record in selective single sex education. Educated in the south west and studied history at Exeter University. Her husband Ian is also a teacher and she plays in a brass band in her spare time.
Results at GCSE and A level generally live up to its local reputation for excellence. Almost all do three sciences at GCSE, with pretty spectacular results; in 2015, 69 per cent A*/A grades across all subjects. At A level, maths, English, biology and chemistry have a high take
Special Education Needs
Girls identified as requiring SEN provision are supported through the work of the Learning Support Team. The School has a very active Learning Support Department, with roughly 10% of the school population identified as requiring additional support. The School firmly believes that each student should be given equality of opportunity to achieve her full potential – spiritually, academically and socially – by recognising the uniqueness of each individual and providing a rich and varied learning experience for all. Where required, girls receive individual learning support for a range of needs, including specific learning difficulties; emotional difficulties and physical and sensory impairment. The School has a history of excellent provision in supporting the varied special educational needs of academically high achieving students. Detailed records are kept of provision made and targets set where classroom intervention is necessary. The progress of all SEN students is monitored by the Learning Support Coordinator and provision regularly reviewed and amended as necessary. Parkstone actively encourages students to recognise and accept each other’s strengths and weaknesses and support one another to reach their goals. Although the majority of girls identified as SEN by the school are categorised as School Action and School Action Plus, when supporting an individual statement of Special Educational Needs, the School ensures that all prescribed support is fully provided and that a constant dialogue is maintained between students, parents, specialist teachers and external agencies. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|