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Vision and Values

Parkside Studio College is where 'education really works' with learning and working at the heart of everything we do.

Through high quality classroom learning with practical work related activities both in and beyond the College, students who attend Parkside not only continue to gain qualifications in traditional core subjects, but can also become experts in pathways such as Creative and Digital Media, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Performing Arts.

Building on the inclusive and enterprising ethos which has brought outstanding success to the students of Rosedale College and Hewens College, Parkside gives learners even greater choice by providing a truly unique offer which combines academic and vocational learning, together with real work experience. Through a personalised curriculum tailored to suit skills and interests, these specialist courses are delivered through the use of industry standard, state-of-the-art equipment in newly refurbished buildings. 

Considerable investment has been made to ensure that young people can develop the skills, experiences and qualifications necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive employment market.

It is therefore our intention to ensure our students are treated as young adults as they begin their very personal journey into the workplace. We aim to foster this experience for the students so that it is a rewarding and fulfilling experience which provides a sense of purpose and direction.

Our learners will be enquiring; we encourage curiosity as this is essential for  entrepreneurial spirit.  Our learners will be alive to experimentation and open to looking at the world from different perspectives.  Students will become confident, professional and emotionally intelligent as they gain their experience of the working environment and adapt accordingly.  Skills will accrue as will the ability to work independently, with others and take instructions and direction.  In other words, 'learning to work, at work, for work'.

We provide an atmosphere which enables our students to acquire a wide range of knowledge, skills and practical abilities.  We strive for excellence in all we do.  Our college ethos is built around the 6 R’s of: 

Respectful  Responsible  Reflective  Resourceful  Rational  Resilient

These R’s are used as a cornerstone in how we deal with all situations at our college and how we reward students. We believe that by demonstrating the R’s every day, students will become positive members of their college and local community.