Headteacher's Welcome to PCA Website

As the newly appointed Headteacher of Park Community Academy I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all to our school website. We hope that you find the information included very informative.  At PCA we recognise and value the importance of close working relationships with our families and other members of the wider community and have an open door policy. However, due to current COVID restrictions visits into school are not always possible. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us at school via e mail (admin@park.blackpool.sch.uk) or by phone (01253 764130) if you would like any help or additional information.

Park Community Academy is a vibrant, happy and successful school with dedicated staff who provide high quality education for all of our children and young people in a safe and secure environment which reflects care, happiness, enjoyment and success. Pupils who attend PCA have a wide range of learning needs including moderate to severe learning difficulties, complex learning difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and speech and language difficulties, sensory impairment, some complex medical needs and varying degrees of social, emotional and behavioural needs associated with their Special Educational Needs and Disability. All of the children and young people have an Education, Health and Care Plan. PCA caters for pupils aged between 2 and 19.

Our curriculum is designed to enable the children and young people to be the very best they can be. The curriculum not only provides our children and young people with a broad and balanced academic offer, leading to a wide range of accreditation opportunities, but also one which prepares them for adult life. Throughout their time at PCA children and young people are introduced to the world of work, taught independence skills and encouraged to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Learning outside the classroom, residential opportunities, extra curricular activities and a wide range of after school clubs are a key component of our offer, alongside enrichment opportunities through the creative and performing arts, National Citizenship Award, student leadership and the D of E award scheme. The third tier to our curriculum is a therapeutic offer and we work closely with many agencies including the Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychology service and the School Nursing team. 

Park Community Academy is a member of the Sea View Trust along with 3 other Blackpool Primary Schools, a Lancashire Special School and a Lancashire post 19 college. Further information about our Trust can be found at http://theseaviewtrust.co.uk

Mrs Gill Hughes

Headteacher

Park Community Academy

158 Whitegate Drive

Blackpool

Lancs  FY3 9HF