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Park School

Founded: 1928

Headteacher: Mrs Melanie Dowler

Size: 350

Age Range: 3months to 11 years

Park School is a coed independent day school offering education and care from aged 6 months to 11 years in Bournemouth. Its most recent ISI inspection awarded it Excellent in all areas. It was acquired by Forfar in 2021.

The team at Park have built a very strong reputation for excellence in the education of young children. Their carefully differentiated teaching and individual support means that every child will progress at their own level, whether they are an academic high-flier or benefit from a steadier pace. Many children leave Park to go onto the local Grammar Schools or gain scholarships to local independent secondary schools.


  • Commitment to inspiring excellent academic process
  • Delivers a broad curriculum with a wide-range of high quality opportunities in sport, music, art and design
  • Children across the school benefit from both forest and beach school each term
  • Access to 6 acres of outdoor space at their nearby partner nursery Dean Park
  • A focus on being PoliteAmbitiousResilient and Kind (P.A.R.K), achieve their full potential in all areas of education and life.