Hello and welcome to the website for Parkend Primary School. We are a friendly, small and busy rural primary school situated in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Our school benefits from a large site in the heart of the forest itself. Our 70 pupils enjoy the benefits of the varied outdoor learning areas such as our forest classroom. We also have a large permanent gazebo, garden, adventure playground and school field. In addition to our curriculum, we are pleased to offer a good number of extra-curricular activities in order to enhance and broaden the opportunities available to our pupils. We offer clubs such as archery, football, hockey, computer club, cookery club and a school choir.
This is a thriving village school that demonstrates the advantages of small numbers through our knowledge of the children here. Each member of staff knows every child well and can support them more effectively because of this.
It is a privilege to lead a school that has been a part of the local community for nearly 200 years and I consider myself lucky to be able to work with such a dedicated staff in order to provide the best experience for our children.