Parkhall Primary School is a controlled school for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years. The school is situated on a pleasant extensive site off Seacash Drive adjoining the Parkhall Road.
The building is divided into two main wings separated by a large multi purpose hall with dining facilities. Altogether there are four permanent classrooms in the Infant Wing and six in the main building. In addition there is a playroom, computer suite, school library, Barnardos Room / Parents’ Room, Special Educational Needs Classroom and multi purpose classroom for small groups. The classrooms are large, bright and airy and display pupils’ work throughout the year.
The children in Foundation Stage (Yrs 1 and 2) are accommodated in bright, well resourced classrooms in the single storey block. A purpose built Play Based Learning Room is also in this wing. This facility provides additional space for developing this essential part of the school curriculum. This room may be used for topics being studied and provides a stimulating facility for developing these topics.
The school enjoys the benefits of a large well-maintained site and the children are encouraged to take pride in the facilities available to them outside the buildings. The grounds are laid out in two distinct playgrounds, one of which is reserved for the older pupils while the other is for the younger children. This enables the children to play safely in games and activities appropriate to their ages. The larger playground is used for Road Safety and Cycling Proficiency Lessons. These is also a playing field marked out for football and games at appropriate times of the year. In addition there is a large grass area accessible from both playgrounds with seating for the children to enjoy in the good weather.
The children from the Eco Council and School Council have assisted in enhancing the grounds by initiating the provision of planters both on the grass area and at the main entrances. A bicycle shelter has recently been added to facilitate the safe keeping of bicycles brought to school by pupils.