Park House School, Newbury
Secondary 11-18. NOR 1178
This popular school in Newbury has 1200 students including sixth form and draws students from a wide catchment across West Berkshire and Hampshire.
In 1998, the school was one of the first in the country to be designated as a Specialist Sports College and continues to provide sports tuition to 57 ‘outreach’ primary schools. The school has continued to further develop excellence across sport, IT, music and the arts. In 2011 Park House School converted to a single academy, and in September 2018, became the first school to join Achievement for All Education Trust, which in 2020 became Transform Learning Trust.
In 2016, the school was named as one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in GCSE results. In 2019, the school was selected as one of 30 school nationally to become a National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) computing hub, acting as a centre of expertise, providing high quality support and training to Primary and Secondary computing teachers in the area.
In October 2019, Park House received a ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection. The school’s Principal, Mr Tom Goodenough joined the school in September 2020, and working in partnership with the Trust, are looking to build upon this firm foundation to make the school outstanding in the future.
‘Pupils are proud to attend this school. They show a high level of respect towards each other and have a high level of respect for adults in the school…. Pupils appreciate the work staff at the school do to help them learn. They try to do the best they can from the very start of school because leaders and staff have the highest ambition for all pupil to do well.’ OFSTED, October 2019
Park House School
239 Andover Road