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How to gain admission to Parrs Wood High School.
  • The school follows the Council’s admission rules which can be found here
  • Please visit our policies page for the latest Admissions Policy

Parrs Wood High School is a comprehensive school, open to girls and boys of all religions and backgrounds. Admission to Year 7 and other year groups is through the Manchester Admissions Office and follows current City Council policy. In the Autumn Term of Year 6, pupils and their families receive details of how to apply for the high school of their choice.

You will have the opportunity to visit the school on one of our Open Mornings, or on our Open Evening, during the first half of the Autumn Term. Parrs Wood High School always welcomes visitors. If you cannot come to the Open Days, please contact the school to arrange a visit at a mutually convenient time.

If your child is successful in gaining a place at Parrs Wood High School, we have a well-established induction programme developed through our strong links with our partner primary schools, which begins whilst your child is in Year 6. A full programme of events and personal interviews ensure that the transfer to Parrs Wood High School is smooth and free from anxiety. Pupils will have an opportunity to spend a whole day in school in the summer term, where they will sample a number of lessons and meet staff.

You will be invited to attend an Induction Evening, where you will have an opportunity to meet staff and find out more about the school. The Inclusion Team will be present or, alternatively, we are able to arrange for individual meetings at other times.

Apply for a Secondary School Place for September 2024

If you would like to apply for a place for September 2024, you will need to complete the Apply for a Secondary School Place form.

The closing date is Tuesday 31st October 2023.

In-year Application (September 2023 – July 2024)

If you would like to apply for an in-year application, you will need to download the School Admissions In-Year Application Form.

If your child is already at secondary school (in Manchester, or in a different Local Authority), part of the form will need to be completed by her current school, and you should arrange to have this done before you send the form.

Applications can be made direct to the school or via the Local Authority (Manchester City Council):


Apply to Parrs Wood Sixth Form College

Learn more about the admissions process for our Sixth Form College.

Quality Marks, Awards and Affiliations

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