Welcome to a dedicated transition section of our school website.  This is designed  specifically to welcome you, our new students and parents, as the newest members of the Park View family.  

Moving school is always both a very exciting and nerve racking time.  We are sure that no matter what your interests or ambitions there is something at Park View that has already sparked your imagination and that you are really excited to become involved in.  

We are very lucky to have two school sites, North Lodge allows everyone to get used to a bigger setting but is still small enough for everyone to know each other.  But, we also get all of the benefits of being part of a much larger school community.  Our older students provide us with fantastic role models and a vast range of interests which they are more than happy to share by running clubs and societies during and after school.  

I am sure these pages will help to fill you full of more excitement and confidence at the prospect of moving to Park View.  They will give you a flavour of what we are doing to get to know you before you arrive with us and keep you connected to what is happening at the school as you are now part of our school community.  

Please remember that if you do have a specific worry about anything or you haven’t managed to find an answer to a question do not hesitate to contact any member of our dedicated transition team. This can be either by telephoning the school or emailing one of us.

Mrs P Hall, Deputy Headteacher


Key Staff


Mrs Hall, Deputy Head Teacher / Head of Lower School phall@parkviewlearning.net




Mrs Danby, Head of Year 7 jdanby@parkviewlearning.net






Mrs Hutley, Guidance Manager jhutley@parkviewlearning.net






Transition Dates

Whilst this is not a definitive list of what you can expect over the next few weeks these are some of the things that we will be doing to help with a supportive transition to Park View.  Please keep checking to see if there are updates and changes, don’t forget to email if you have any queries.  We are sure you will not be the only parent or child that has that worry.

Week beginningWhat the team at Park View are doing
18.05.2020Transition packs of information posted to parents

(We have been made aware that some parents have not yet received them. If this is the case please telephone 0191 388 2248 and we will have another pack sent out)
25.05.2020Half -Term
Phone calls from the Pastoral team begin.

Each child over the next 7 weeks will receive a phone call from Ms Hall, Mrs Danby and Mrs Hutley to introduce ourselves and answer any queries you may have.
House information sent out. Every child will know what House they have been allocated. All House badges will be provided when blazers are ordered. If you have already ordered and received your blazer then the House badge will be posted to you.

Phone calls
A short film to show what we have been doing during lock down with a request that you share what you have been doing too.

Phone calls
A short film from Mrs Danby, Mrs Hutley and Ms Hall: what will a first day at Park View look like?
Also answering any frequently asked questions from our telephone calls.

Phone calls
29.06.2020How to use Parent Pay and the Revaluation machine

Phone calls
06.07.2020How to use Show My Homework

Phone calls
13.07.2020How to use the Parent Sims app

Phone calls


Information Pack

You will have received a pack from school containing the following:

Letter from Mr Finley (Headteacher)

Letter from Mrs Hall (Deputy Headteacher)

Transition Pack 2020

Cashless Catering Letter

Biometric Additional Information and FAQ

Free School Meals Information

Consent Forms

Bus Timetable

Term Dates


Useful Links:

School Uniform

Curriculum Outlines

Extra-curricular Activities

Y6 information for peripatetic lessons


Recent Assemblies

End of the Spring term assembly

VE Day assembly

How to stay motivated assembly

Kindness assembly