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Parkside Community School (formerly William Rhodes Secondary School) is a co-educational community secondary school, located in the Boythorpe area of Chesterfield in the English county of Derbyshire.[1]

Parkside Community School
Boythorpe Avenue

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S40 2NS

Coordinates53°13′51″N 1°26′17″W / 53.2309°N 1.4381°W / 53.2309; -1.4381Coordinates: 53°13′51″N 1°26′17″W / 53.2309°N 1.4381°W / 53.2309; -1.4381
TypeCommunity school
Local authorityDerbyshire
Department for Education URN112961 Tables
Age11 to 16

As William Rhodes Secondary School, the Brass Band won the National Festival of Music for Youth on four occasions in the late 1970s. Squadron Leader Norman Crookes was the headmaster for 20 years from 1961.[2] The school was renamed as Parkside in 1991 following a re-organisation of secondary schools in Chesterfield by the county council.[3] The adjacent primary and junior schools retain their original name.

As a community school, Parkside is administered by Derbyshire County Council and offers GCSEs, BTECs, Cambridge Nationals and ASDAN qualifications as programmes of study for pupils. The school has developed a specialism in Mathematics and Computing.[3]


  1. ^ "Home - Parkside Community School Website". 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  2. ^ Obituary: Squadron Leader Norman Crookes,, 4 June 2012
  3. ^ a b "About Parkside - Parkside Community School Website". 2013-12-19. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-03.

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