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Parkside Community College is a secondary academy school with 600 places for children aged 11–16, situated in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. It is part of the Parkside Federation, along with Coleridge Community College.AdmissionsThe college has two specialisms in arts and languages. The College is situated in the centre of the city, north of Parker's Piece. It is now a member of the Parkside Federation along with Coleridge Community College under principal Andrew Hutchinson. Parkside was the first school to be designated a specialist media arts college in 1997, under the UK government's specialist schools programme. It has developed a second specialism in Modern Foreign Languages. Although called a 'community college', it is neither a community school nor a college but had foundation status since 2003 and then became an academy.It is situated east of the A603 and next to the main Cambridge Parkside police station and the National Express coach stops. It is east of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.HistoryThe long history of the school is related in An Epoch-Making School, by former Deputy Principal Rosemary Gardiner , which presents the transformations of the school from its origin as the Higher Grade Schools in Melbourne Place , through its successive incarnations as the Central School for Boys and Girls and then Cambridge Grammar School for Girls.
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