The Parkside School - increase in number of pupils

Closed 16 Feb 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024


As Governors at The Parkside School, we are proposing from 1 September 2024 to;

  • increase the number of pupils in the 6th form, to provide 12 extra pupil places with Special Educational Needs (SEN)  
  • change the age range from 7 – 17 to 7 – 18 years.

These changes, if agreed, will create a Year 13 provision, to offer a 24 place 6th form; 12 places in Year 12 and 12 places in Year 13.  Please note that all the places will not be available from 1 September 2024, but phased over 2 years.  By creating a Year 13 provision, we need to change the age range of the school to be able to offer places to pupils up to the age of 18 years.

This proposal is part of the Local Authority’s SEND Transformation Plan and Local First Inclusion project to increase the number of places for children with SEND in the Norwich area.



What happens next

The Governors of The Parkside School will consider all the responses to this proposal and decide whether to continue to the statutory stage, where we issue a public notice.  The final decision is made by the Local Authority Decision-Maker; Sara Tough, Director of Children Services, Norfolk County Council. 



  • Virtual Consultation Event

    From 29 Jan 2024 at 17:30 to 29 Jan 2024 at 18:30

    Find out more about this proposal. If you would like to join this event, please contact the school office for the joining details, by emailing


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