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Park High School

Park High School

Head teacher's Welcome


Park High School is a high achieving, mixed, harmoniously multi-ethnic 11–18 school in Stanmore, which converted to Academy status in August 2011. It is an extremely popular school and has a national reputation for academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and for providing a positive environment in which young people thrive. Parents know that if their children come here they will be joining a strong, caring, respectful community with an emphasis on high achievement for all, alongside dedicated support and encouragement at all times.


At Park High, every individual is highly valued. Our supportive approach enables everyone to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be responsible, considerate and well-rounded individuals suited to the demands of our ever-changing multicultural society. All of our students achieve their full potential and become equipped for successful participation in adult life, whatever their futures may hold.


At Park High, we all work in partnership to ensure the very best outcomes for each of our students. Our aims are simple: we want to achieve excellence so that each and every student reaches their academic potential. First class teaching is crucial to students achieving their best and, at Park High, our dedicated team of specialist staff are enthusiastic, talented and strongly committed to providing the very best. There is extensive monitoring of students’ progress and regular contact with parents. We place high emphasis on respect and positive behaviour, which ensures that the school is a happy and safe place to learn. Ofsted (2013) recognised that “students involve themselves fully in everything the school has to offer. They attend well and are keen to learn”. Indeed, in each of our last three Ofsted inspections, behaviour has been recognised as outstanding. This continues to be the case. Young people enjoy coming to Park High and we enjoy teaching them.


Ofsted’s 2009 and 2013 inspections both described the school as outstanding; the latter, outstanding in all areas. Since then, Park High School has been designated a National Teaching School.  This is a highly prestigious national award, in recognition of our commitment to and success in developing the skills of teachers at all stages of their careers whilst maintaining very high levels of students’ academic success at both GCSE and A Level. This is an outstanding school, a great school and there is still work to be done. We are not perfect and so we strive to improve. There is no room for complacency here. 


We look forward to meeting you, introducing you to some of our students and showing you our school.  You will be pleased that you chose to visit.


Yours sincerely

Mr Emlyn Lumley


Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 020 8952 2803

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