Welcome from the Headteacher

Mr M. McElwee, Academy Headteacher, with students on the school grounds

  • Community We value one another
  • Creativity We embrace change
  • Achievement We expect excellence
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website. Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form is a culturally diverse and truly a comprehensive learning environment fit for the 21st century.

We are a member of the Greater Manchester Education Trust.

Mr M. McElwee

Mr M. McElwee

Academy Headteacher

We expect all our students to achieve excellent outcomes, both academically and pastorally. We believe this combination will allow our students to make a positive contribution to society, regardless of background. Our excellent results at Parrs Wood clearly demonstrate this, over time, the vast majority of our students and alumni go on to become MPs, Doctors, Games Developers, Plumbers, and Lawyers across the world.

Instilling our children with our core values of Community, Creativity and Achievement is important to us.

We are committed to building a strong community ethos and this is evidenced through our staff and students positive relationships as well as our interactions with the wider community. We have strong emphasis on student creativity and leadership. We believe in a diverse and balanced curriculum, encouraging not just the traditional academic subjects but also those creative subjects which allow all children to achieve their potential. Learning outside of classroom is essential in making well rounded children and we actively promote and reward participation at extra-curricular activities.

Parrs Wood is a high performing community school, with amazing students, dedicated staff and fantastic facilities. I genuinely love our school and what it stands for, we would be delighted to show you our school if you decide to visit.

Every day we are creating the future.

Vision, Values, Ethos and Mission

Every Child Succeeds.
Our Ethos

To be an exceptional school and college, which provides an excellent and inspiring education for every individual within our diverse community enabling them to lead successful lives.
Our Vision

We are a hard-working and a value-driven school with a culture of high expectations and no excuses. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of Community, Creativity and Achievement, which creates an ethos of excellence, care and respect in our school.
Our Mission (how we will live up to our vision every day)

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The Parrs Wood Promise

To achieve our Mission we will…

  • Understand and celebrate the diversity of our children and community
  • Provide a curriculum and extra curriculum that engages, motivates and meets our children’s learning needs and aspirations
  • Teach in creative ways that inspire, challenge and develop thinking
  • Provide an experience where all our children know that they are valued and, are encouraged and challenged to achieve their best
  • Demonstrate, and expect, respect for oneself, others and our environment, so that our children can enjoy a healthy, happy and successful life

This ethos is reflected in our core values, created by children, parents, members of our community and colleagues:

  • Community – we value one another
  • Creativity – we embrace change
  • Achievement – we expect excellence

Our values are central to all our work and should be seen, heard and felt in the daily life of our school and for the trust we work for.

Quality Marks, Awards and Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
Ofsted Good Provider logo Leading Parent Partnership Award logo Music Mark logo The FA Charter Standard Schools logo Inspiring IAG logo School Games Gold logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Speaker's Schools Council Awards logo Artsmark Gold Award logo