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  • Support with school attendance – emotionally based school avoidance

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Educational Psychology Service can offer support to parents, guardians and carers whose child is experiencing difficulties in wanting to attend school. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

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  • Hillingdon’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme Summer 2023

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Summer HAF programme will be delivered from Monday 31st July to Friday 25th August. Booking is open now!

    Through their programme of free healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy a nutritious meal each day.

    The holiday programme, funded by the Department for Education, is open to school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. We are also able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria,


    if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a HAF place, please email with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details.


    Activities this Summer include:

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball, Taekwondo and multi-sports
    • Parent and child cookery sessions
    • Dance, drama and arts programmes
    • Multi-activity camps
    • Remote Control car racing
    • Coding activities
    • SEND activity camps
    • Specialist music and drama programmes for asylum/refugee children


    If you are interested, please take a look at the HAF webpage

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  • Playday 2023 is on 2nd August at Hillingdon Athletics' Track in Uxbridge.

    Published 04/07/23

    This is a free event for children and families to have fun during the summer.

    Activities will include:

    • Under 5 area (arts and crafts, sandpit, scooters and much more)
    • Punch and Judy Show
    • Mobile Library
    • Try out basketball, golf, cycling, BMX, Dance and more
    • Visit a real HGV lorry, a Fire truck and Hillingdon Youth Bus
    • Food will be available to purchase


    Book your free tickets at Playday 2023 | Hillingdon Theatres

    Free parking available in the field off Park Road.  This event is appropriate for children 2-10 years. See the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Universal Youth Service - Summer Youth Activities Programme

    Published 14/06/23

    The Universal Youth Service is running the Summer Activities Programme for children and young people in school year 1-12 from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023. These will be delivered across the borough at South Ruislip, Ruislip, and Harlington Young People's Centre's. The booking system will go live on Monday 26th June 2023, to find out more information about the programme and how to book, please look at the webpage:

    If the child/young person is on free school meal (benefit related) in Hillingdon, they will be eligible for a free HAF place which includes a meal each day. If you are a resident or non-resident the cost of the programme is £18:40 per day and activities are booked as a week-long programme.

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  • Notice from the School Nurse team and NHS about the services available.

    Published 14/06/23

    Dear parents / guardians,

    Health issues related to the current warm weather are causing our A&Es to be busier than usual, with waits of up to 11 hours in A&Es at the moment. A&E is for life threatening emergencies.  There are lots of NHS services that can help you. Knowing where to go, and when, will help you get the right care when you need it.

    Your local high street pharmacy can provide advice and over the counter medication to help with hayfever.  You can also contact your GP surgery or call 111 when your GP is closed.

    In this warm weather, when we also have a very high pollen count at the moment, make sure you follow our top tips to prevent yourself becoming unwell.

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  • Your Life You Choose

    Published 09/06/23

    On Wednesday 7th June, students at Parkside took part in The Your Life You Choose programme, a multi agency presentation by The London Ambulance Service, The Youth Justice Service, Youth Engagement Service and the Safer Schools Officer

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  • Year 10 STEM Club Challenge

    Published 02/06/23

    Year 10 students at Parkside have been working on building and flying a kite as part of the STEM Club Challenge. Over the past few weeks, students have been trying out shop bought kites to get a feel for flying and also to determine the best dimensions, weight and design.

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  • University of West London Confidence Building Workshop

    Published 26/05/23

    On Monday 22nd May, students in Years 9 and 10 participated in an informative workshop delivered by The University of West London. The interactive session focused on confidence building and presentation skills. Students looked at the skills required to deliver an effective presentation and what characteristics a person may need to have in order to be a confident speaker.

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  • Year 9 Target Mars Trip

    Published 19/05/23

    On Thursday 11th May, students in Year 9 at Parkside participated in a STEM competition workshop at Brunel University, based on the theme ‘The Race to Mars’. It featured ideas from different companies and countries as to who would get to Mars first, and how. The different technological breakthroughs used thus far were explored and those in the pipelines. The possibilities and theories to be used were explored in different interactive sessions based on what was already known about data on Mars gained by robots.

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  • Conflict and Resolution Assembly

    Published 12/05/23

    On Wednesday 3rd May, the focus of the whole college assembly was conflict and resolution. Students were reminded that while it is good to avoid a conflict if possible, it is also good to be aware of how to deal with them as this helps us to grow.

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  • Navigating Exam Season

    Published 09/05/23

    Exam season can be a challenging time for young people. Many feel stressed in the lead-up to their exams and worried in anticipation of their results. 

    As adults, it can be difficult to know what we can do to support children and young people during this time. Place 2 Be have created some tip sheets full of practical advice to help young people, schools and families manage stress during exam season.

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  • Year 9 and 10 Safety Day Workshop

    Published 05/05/23

    On Tuesday 2nd May, students in Year 9 and 10 took part in Safety Workshops delivered by The London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance and The Metropolitan Police. The workshops focussed on sexting and the law, road safety, arson and what to do in an emergency situation. Students participated by answering questions and discussing their views on each topic.

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