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Persimmon Building Futures Awards

On Tuesday 8 October, Susan Parish, Business and Community Manager attended the Persimmon Building Futures Awards in York. Building Futures was launched to share £1 million to causes supporting under 18s across England. We were shortlisted for a prize towards funding for an activity track at Park Community School. As one of the finalists we were awarded a £5,000 donation on the night. Susan said:

“It was a fantastic night and we were made to feel so special and were surrounded by charities who carry out amazing things. Our thanks to Persimmon for providing these donations which are going to make such a huge difference to so many. Pleased to say, and so well deserved, locally Portsmouth Downs Syndrome Association were the big winners scooping the £100k first prize on the night”.

Accepting the award for Persimmon Building Furtures

Park Wins Social Good Award

We’re delighted to announce our success in winning this year’s Social Good Award awarded by EDUcaterer at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Park Community School has been recognised for MUNCH, which ensures that no child, no matter what school or age need go hungry in the school holidays.

Winning an EDUcatering Excellence Award is a great achievement and one that is highly recognised across catering and education.

For more information about, or to donate to MUNCH please email

Headteacher and Head Chef accepting award

Children and Young People Now Family Support Award 2018

We are proud to announce that on 21 November 2018, Park Community School was named as the 2018 winner of the Family Support Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards, for our MUNCH community food project.

The CYPNOW awards are firmly established as the ‘gold standard’ in services for children, young people and families across the UK. The award provides recognition and pride for teams and individuals who strive to improve young lives day in, day out and whose hard work and perseverance otherwise goes unnoticed and unsung.

MUNCH addresses the problem of holiday hunger and offers free meals to children who normally receive free school meals during term time, providing a safe environment for children to come and have a meal during the school holidays. Everyone is welcome from all local primary and secondary schools. MUNCH has now expanded to include Thursday tea times and Sunday lunches.

In the judge’s opinion we have done the most in our category, to support whole families to help their children to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives safe from harm.

Collecting the Children and Young People Award

Business & Facilities Managers Collecting the Award.

HCC Community Impact Award

We are delighted to announce that Park Community School were last night awarded Hampshire County Council’s ‘Community Impact Award’.

We have been successful in winning this award in respect of our MUNCH project, which aims to reduce food poverty for the benefit of local children, young people and families in Leigh Park.

We started MUNCH, which runs every day through the school holidays, Thursday tea times and the last Sunday of the month to ensure local families always have something to eat.

Community and Site Manager Collecting the Award

Community & Site Managers Collecting the Award.