The Federation

The Park and Parkwall Primary Schools Federation

Welcome to The Park and Parkwall Primary Schools Federation. The Federation consists of two primary schools serving two communities.

The Park Primary in Kingswood and Parkwall Primary in Cadbury Heath.

Parkwall Primary School –

Park Primary School –

The schools federated in April 2011. At this time the two Governing bodies of each school joined to form one single Governing body responsible for the strategic overview of both schools. The schools retain their own unique identity, ethos and serve communities two miles apart and have separate admissions processes. However they share a joint commitment to excellence, learning and high standards. The schools work closely together sharing policies, systems and staff expertise to maximise good practice, innovation, economies of scale and achieve best value principles.

The leadership structure for the Federation is as follows:

Governing Body

Executive Head – Mrs K Absalom

Head of School (The Park) – Mrs L Meadows       

Deputy Head/Send – Mrs L Lines      Deputy Head/Assessment – Mr P Rowsell

Acting Head of School (Parkwall) – Mr G Risdale

Business Manager – Mrs H Phillips

Both schools cater for the four to eleven age range. The Park is one of the largest primary schools in South Gloucestershire with three classes per year group, whilst Parkwall primary is smaller with one class per year group. Each school is situated within its own grounds with large play and sport spaces with well established trees and shrubs.

Across the Federation we provide an ethos that promotes and expects high standards in learning and behaviour, where the development of the whole child within a broad and balanced curriculum takes place. We work hard to create a sense of community within our schools where everyone is valued and plays an important role. We believe strongly in an active partnership between home and school and aim to ensure all those associated with each school realise they are members of a caring community where “learning for life” can take place. We have committed, highly professional staff teams lead by senior leaders who continue to strive for excellence for children in all that we do. We are very proud of our schools and their history and would be very pleased to show you around either of the schools.

The Park and Parkwall Primary Schools Federation