Headteacher's Welcome

I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Park View School on behalf of the students, staff and governing body. We are a forward thinking, exciting and, most important of all, happy school where children of all abilities, aptitudes and social backgrounds achieve. This has given us a reputation for excellence within the locality of which we are exceptionally proud.

We have been at the heart of Chester-le-Street since 1911, first as the town’s grammar school and latterly as its largest Academy. Our roots in the community are long-established and inform all that we do: thus, although we are innovative and offer children a 21st Century education of real worth, we cherish and foster traditional values.

We passionately believe that all young people can achieve if challenged to do so, that each has in them special qualities, talents and strengths which it is the duty of true educators to develop. It is this moral imperative which drives us, providing an unflinching focus upon the continued improvement necessary for us to realise our ambition: to be an outstanding school which provides the very best educational experience for all in our care.

To succeed in our ambition, we work closely in partnership with parents and carers. We rely upon support from home and are delighted that the vast majority of our families make an unconditional commitment to trust their children to our care, reinforcing our standards by supporting school actions. It is this mutual trust which sits at the heart of the school and is one of our greatest strengths.

I hope that this website provides you with the information you need. It is intended to give you a flavour of all that happens at Park View and all that we stand for.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.

Iain Veitch

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Headteacher's Blog
  • Headteacher's Blog JUNE/JULY 2014

    date posted: Monday 14 Jul 2014
  • Head Teachers Blog - April 2014

    date posted: Wednesday 30 Apr 2014

    Welcome to April's blog - given that, apart from Year 11 and 13 revision classes, school was closed for two weeks, it is amazing how much the students and staff have managed to fit in. So belt up and brace yourself for another break-neck journey through a typical month in the life of Park View.