Parley First is of slightly larger than average size for a school of this type. There are 265
boys and girls on roll, aged from 4 to 9. There are gender imbalances, especially in the
current Year 2, where there are 40 boys and 20 girls. Most pupils come from the
surrounding area, although an increasing number are now coming from Bournemouth.
The school has been
awarded Investors in People status, the Basic Skills Quality Mark, the Healthy Schools
Award and in 2003 received a School Achievement Award.