On 23 October 2009 Parkside became a Foundation School Supported by a Charitable Trust (Parkside Community Trust).
Since that time it has achieved many successes in developing provision for young people with special educational need and disabilities including:
- A conference for parents at the John Innes Centre.
- Opening a 'Family Support Centre' called 'the base' on the site of a High School.
- Opening a 6th Form Centre for Parkside pupils called 'Pathways'.
- Leading on a Successful Free School bid for an Autism Specialist School called 'The Wherry School'.
- Supporting the development of a national network of leaders in special education.
- Supporting the development of 'Trust Norfolk SEN'. A collaborative group of eleven special schools in Norfolk.
- Supporting the opening of a Specialist Resource Base at a High School for young people with Autism.
In addition to these achievements the Trust continues to support SEN and Leadership development by:
- The former Executive Head is a Local System Leader, supporting schools requiring help.
- The former Executive Head is chair of 'the base' Family Support Centre.
- The Head Teacher supports the Norfolk Association of Special School Heads (NASSH).
- The former Executive Head Teacher supports on the Board of Trust Norfolk SEN.